In these hard economic times we want to save money however we can on the water.  If you are a believer in fluorocarbon line like I am, then you know how much the line cost.  In order to cut your cost, add a monofilament backing to your spool.  Your line size that you are adding will determine how much backing you will need.  We never use the line on the bottom of our spools, so the backing won’t hurt your casting ability.  This will maximize the use of your line, and if you change line often then you will never need more than 50 or 60 yards of new line.  In order to keep the line tied to each other use a blood knot.  It is a difficult knot to master, but after a couple tries you will have it down.  You will only have to add backing line to the spool once a year.


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