Moderator - Rigs n Rigging
Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Feb. 20 2004,06:11
When I spooled up my bait caster, I used no backing because the spool design allowed it to grip. (I tired like heck to get it to slip with just a few wraps, it didn't so I spooled fully with Fireline)
On the babysmooth spools, I can see where a backing would be needed.
Using a superbraid does require that you learn a few special knots for leader and lures if tying direct.
Another tip used is to apply a dot of superglue to your knot.
A little added insurance against knot slippage.
"A good rule of angling philosophy is not to interfere with any fisherman’s ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated." -Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919