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    I sometimes feel that my modest Okuma Cascade combo's reel has too much line on it and I was wondering first if I should, and if I can, what is the best way to trim some line off of the reel? I was thinking that I may might to trim some line backing off, is this going to cause problems?

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    Default Re: Line Backing

    On your reel, between the line and the line guards, you need to have space of about the thickness of a pencil

    Go ahead and strip the line off, then cut the backing back enough to make it happen.

    There's a bunch of good knots that you can use to reattach backing to line
    Most common is the nail knot.
    I use a loop2loop connection with a whipped loop in the line and a bimini twist in the backing.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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