Splicing a 150/200 yrd braid to an existing spool

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  1. coweyes

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    Hi BDer,

    I have a new Avet LX raptor and it is spooled with 300 yards of 80lb JB non hollow braid. After fishing it for several times I found out I want to fill it more with 80lb braid to the existing spool. Now here comes the question.

    The existing JB on LX is only a month old, so I would not want to get rid of it and respool a new one... I am thinking of getting a short piece 80 lb hollow core and splice one end to the existing spool. I have another new spool of PowerPro super 8 80lb, so this goes to the other end of hollow core, and probably runs close to the end of the LX (extra 150 to 200 yards from the original 300 yards JB on the LX).

    Is the splicing of two different brand (same test strength) braid feasible?

    Do I need to serve the splice with nail knot? How long the short hollow core should be?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I had solid braid on my andros 16 and added more. I called 2 shops and both said they would only do a bimini twist and tie an Albright. I asked if they would splice the lines and they said that it wouldn’t work. Which I thought that it would if I ran hollow top but guess not. So I went solid to solid.
     
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    Existing solid to new hollow probably makes the most sense.
     
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    I would do a Bimini to Bimini with a 3 loop cats paw for solid to solid. It is a little more bulky, but you won’t see it very often...or, hopefully very often.

    Yes, it is feasible.

    If you do a hollow sleeve, nail knots are a good way to get things tight. Making a double in each end of the hollow is a good idea also. A nail knot where the solid doubles back helps as a stop, and one at the sleeve opening. A bit of tac glue on each nail knot is a good idea.

    I’m sure you will get varying opinions about a hollow sleeve splice. You might try calling Ken’s Custom Reels. Ken would have a good answer. 760-967-7335. Good guy with whom to do business. Good luck and catch a good one.

    Joe
     
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    What you can also do is take all the braid off and put mono under the braid
     
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    Hmmm. I saw a post recently here that asking about braid to braid connection. There are some ideas of splicing the existing solid to a short piece of hollow and then to another solid on the other end. I will ask some shops to see if they can do that, if not then I might get the tools to do it myself... I see some hurdles of getting a short piece of hollow braid. Hope I can get it from the store for several bucks, if they are willing to sell me hollow for that short.
     
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    I saw another idea. Have a short mono and tie fg knot on both side. Might give this a try as well.
     
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    You can just walk into a tackle shop and they will probably just give it to you
     
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    I have about 100 yards of a different color spectra underneath my main spectra running line.

    When I see the other color, I know it is time to button down the drag, and possibly burn a thumb.

    You may want to flip your line so the knot or splice is toward the bottom of the spool.
     
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    Some kinda pooh pooh the idea of back to back Uni Knots. I don’t see a problem but would test that before relying on it. Take a ten foot piece of each, tie the knots, ten turns each, and then tie one end off to something stationary (strong) and pull on the other end, maybe using a drag scale. If it takes a 40 lb pull, you’re good.
     
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    This is what I have done on several reels. It has NEVER failed me.
     
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    When you are fishing a place like Guadalupe all kinds of things happen during a trip. You get in tangles that you can't get out of, you get wrapped on someones fish and the deckhands have to cut you out or you just find a bad spot in your line where someones hook went into it. The end result is the deckhands have to cut your line and they tie it back together with a uni to uni. Sometimes at the end of a trip you might have 2 or 3 splices in your line. I don't like a bunch splices in my line but I have never lost a fish because of one.
     
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    Yep clean and simple, Bimini and albright
     
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    To buy:
    1. 25m spool of 80 or 100lb hollow core - $13
    2. latch or loop needle - $13

    To scrounge from your existing inventory if you already have:
    1. 2yds of 30lb solid braid for nail knots and nubs
    2. Super glue
     
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    1. latch or loop needle - $13
    2. 4’ 44# ss wire ($0.25). $13?
     
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