Join Date: Nov 2009
A lot of reel spools have an "eggshell finish" to them.Looks nice, but can cause slippage to backing and knots.I allways start with a double "Granny knot" in the very end of the backing itself, then I loop the backing on in reverse initially, catch a couple of turns on the spool, feed the loose end under itself a couple of times, then reverse to the proper way on the spool and repeat,two turns and a couple of turns under with the loose end.Do it all fairly slack to begin with and then with a bit of deft coaxing you can draw everything down reasonably tight.I then put a turn of electrical insulation tape over the whole thing.
Its never ever come loose, rotated or otherwise caused problems in any way at all.
In my early days of youthful haste and hurry to go fishing I'd 300yds + of braided backing on a Marquis 3 that was simply rotating round the spool when I'd a fish on!,interesting to say the least.
Best way to learn is from your mistakes!
P.S., if you have to remove line+backing from a spool, I use a local playing field and simply run the whole lot out onto the grass in a straight line do what needs doing then re-wind.Any outdoor wide open spaces will do BUT if your going to use a lane on the Freeway,MAKE SURE ITS VERY EARLY MORNING WHEN ITS QUIET!