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Fishing is starting to eat into the old Tipster's Viennie fund a bit too deep lately. Then, Keith Mayberry sent this money-saver in. I think he's got in together on this little ditty!!

"I buy 150 yard spools of braided line (PowerPro, Supercast, Fireline, Tuff Plus, etc.). I then take all the line off the spool and cut it into two 75-yard sections (you never need more than 75 yards of line anyway). I put some monofilament on the spool as backing and filler so I can get the spool full. I tie the braid to the mono with a blood knot and reel in the 75 yards of braid. Note: You may need to adjust the amount of mono backing according to spool size. I fish with the line until I start to see some frays and a white line color appear. When that happens I tie the line on something solid and walk off letting the line unspool until I reach the mono. I cut the mono at the knot and drop the line on the ground. I walk down to the worn end of the line and re-tie, then re-spool and go fishing. The new working end of the line is like new and since braid has no memory there is no problem whatsoever with twists or kinks. I can save lots of money as I get four uses (the two 75 yard sections with reversals) from one spool of braid. Since braid lasts a long time compared to mono, I can easily get a season or two from one spool of braid. Extra tip: There should also be a bit of mono used when putting any braid or superline on a reel to prevent slippage on the spool. The mono will tighten down and not slip.

Keith, aka The Desert Rat"

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