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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 07:28 pm
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I spooled up my Stella 14k with Varivas Avani GT Max PE 10 for my upcoming trip to Southern Oman today and noticed the braid wasn't packed all that tight on the spool it came on. I was spooling up against roughly 12kg drag (measured rather crudely, so could be anywhere from 10 - 12kg) when I noticed the braid was digging in on the factory spool. Anyone experienced this before?

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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 12:53 am
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Yes it will dig in at that pressure most braid is spooled @4kg on most factory plastic spools , best to spool onto a reel then re spool lucky you not popped the plastic spool yet.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 01:51 am
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Interesting...I cracked the plastic spool, but it held together until I managed to finish spooling up. I was more concerned about damaging the braid, but it held up fine.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 10:01 am
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My method is to put my braid onto an old Penn Jigmaster that I have (specifically for the purpose) and then spool my grinder using the drag of the Penn for tension. Whole outfit is a broomstick with a cheapie reel seat mounted either end. I hold the broomstick in the engineers vice on my workbench.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 10:44 am
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I recently popped a spool of braid while unspooling, so also looking for the best method. Surely when you first spool it onto a secondary reel you need to do this under a reasonable amount of tension otherwise when you spool onto your primary reel at high tension it will just dig in on the first reel?

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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 12:10 pm
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I've never had a problem with digging in. I do quite a fast side-to-side lay onto my jigmaster under a bit of tension. But I also don't load my grinders under too much pressure. Grinders don't have the gearbox ratings that multipliers do. A multiplier on a boat rod filled with mono is designed to "winch" in a fish. Grinders on the other hand, require pumping... taking up slack with the reel as you pump the rod, simply because the transfer of energy into the rotor arm is not efficient like the transfer of energy from the handle into the spool of a multiplier. Gear ratios do come into it, but by and large, grinders should not be asked to do a winching job.

The first throw of a plug, popper or a stick bait without a hookup will always result in very low tension take up, so when loading new braid even your last 100m or you could do under a very small amount of tension, thereby saving your gearbox a little wear and tear. I do however feel that the first 1/3rd or so should be as tight as you can.

I'm always a bit concerned about my gearboxes when loading braid (and I only use high end reels).

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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 01:08 pm
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Interesting input LimpopoKing, I spooled approx 180m onto my 16k spool as described above and, besides the line digging in on the factory spool and feeling like my arms were going to fall off, had no issues.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2017 09:27 pm
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I have a small lathe which I use to fill the spools.
saving my gearboxes.

I have to agree, wind onto a spare reel then your that reels drag to spool the new reel.
it is a constant drag but remember as the spool empties the drag will increase

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