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So I was on a 2-1/2 day trip over the weekend to the Cortez Bank and hooked a nice fork tail but a minute into the fight, the braid on my Avet MXL starts to tear off of the reel. At first I thought it was the drag that failed and had to thumb the fish in but come to find out (after tearing down the reel), it was the braid turning on the spool. Does anyone know how to get the braid to grip to the spool or do I need to start with mono and top shot with braid? Thanks for any input.
 
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jer dog

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So I was on a 2-1/2 day trip over the weekend to the Cortez Bank and hooked a nice fork tail but a minute into the fight, the braid on my Avet MXL starts to tear off of the reel. At first I thought it was the drag that failed and had to thumb the fish in but come to find out (after tearing down the reel), it was the braid turning on the spool. Does anyone know how to get the braid to grip to the spool or do I need to start with mono and top shot with braid? Thanks for any input.
put some finger tape on the spool
 
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OnoEric

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    Any of the above methods will work including a few wraps of a mono backing.
     
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    tanner.s

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    There are also certain knots that won't give. That way you don't have electrical tape trapping saltwater against the metal spool. Search this topic, it has been discusses many times.
     
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    jim isbell

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    I'm glad you wrote this, I still have people dispute it happens--as you know, it does
     
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    Seanvdp5

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    I use a good layer of plumbing tape on my spools. It has no adhesive to it and it blocks water out from spool. It works great never had any problems wit it slipping or leaving adhesion or corrison on spool. It's cheap and easy to find at any hardware or plumbing store
     
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    So I was on a 2-1/2 day trip over the weekend to the Cortez Bank and hooked a nice fork tail but a minute into the fight, the braid on my Avet MXL starts to tear off of the reel. At first I thought it was the drag that failed and had to thumb the fish in but come to find out (after tearing down the reel), it was the braid turning on the spool. Does anyone know how to get the braid to grip to the spool or do I need to start with mono and top shot with braid? Thanks for any input.

    What you can do in the future is wrap an electrical tape around your spool and then wrap your main line around the spool 2-3 loops before closing it. It works for me. I will try to post some pictures tonight for ya.
     
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    45king

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    I use to do the tape bit until I found my spools getting corroded from the tape absorbing the salt water and it just sits there. You can run all the water you want to the spool but I still don't think it helps.
    All I do now is leave an inch tab after tying my knot to the spool. Cinch down tight and start wrapping your line over that 1" tag that I lay across my spool. This has NEVER failed on me. Good luck
     
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    I use to do the tape bit until I found my spools getting corroded from the tape absorbing the salt water and it just sits there. You can run all the water you want to the spool but I still don't think it helps.
    All I do now is leave an inch tab after tying my knot to the spool. Cinch down tight and start wrapping your line over that 1" tag that I lay across my spool. This has NEVER failed on me. Good luck

    Some tapes do absorb water but I electrical tapes don't.
     
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    45king

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    Some tapes do absorb water but I electrical tapes don't.

    Electric tape does not absorb but be carefull Lam cause electric tape does not breath also. Salt water can work its way thru anything.
     
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    Electric tape does not absorb but be carefull Lam cause electric tape does not breath also. Salt water can work its way thru anything.

    Oh okay. Got it. Would be good to check it once in a while or replace it.
     
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    Cubeye

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    I use a good layer of plumbing tape on my spools. It has no adhesive to it and it blocks water out from spool. It works great never had any problems wit it slipping or leaving adhesion or corrison on spool. It's cheap and easy to find at any hardware or plumbing store

    What is plumbing tape?
     
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    tuner

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    I always just use a uni knot and and i've never had the problem. The uni will pull tighter with tension and not want to slip.

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    I leave a long tag from the uni and lay it parallel to the spool, then wrap tight over the tag with the main line. In 8 years of spooling braid this way I have never had it slip.
     
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    jim isbell

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    I see my new Penn Fathom comes out of the box with some kind of soft material in small sections on the spool--the line bites into that and does the same thing as tape.
     
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    tanner.s

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    2 wraps of flex wrap will allow the spectra to bite. Also 10' of mono tied onto the spool and then spliced to the spectra will do the same. I prefer the flex wrap. The tape won't trap anymore saltwater than the layer of spectra will on its own.
    Never thought of it that way, good point.
     
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    Normslanding

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    If you use tape be sure it is not something like masking tape, etc., something that will not make a mess of your spool. I have used Scotch tape for a long time with better results. A lot of the new reels have some feature to help with line attachment. I like the knerrling on the Andros reels it seems to do a better job than other methods.
     
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