alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Hollow and Solid braid
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« on: February 06, 2016, 05:25:38 PM »


Lee... I'm still in the market for your JB braid.

I like you suggestion in an earlier post to put a long piece of hollow on to solid.

1.  Can I put 60# hollow onto 50, 60 , &  80# solid braid and get a smooth connection?

2.  What sizes of flouro can fit into 60# with a smooth connection?

3.  How long, or short, a piece of hollow do you recommend?

I'm thinking of getting a spool of 80# solid - 600yds and 150yds of 60#hollow.

Open to your suggestions and feedback.

Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 07:42:09 PM »

I don;t want to step on Keta's toes but there is a splice for solid to hollow spectra.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 07:55:51 PM »

Thanks SoCal... great info.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 09:41:26 PM »

I like the multiple splice. Its what they taught us in boot camp. In all honesty though, just running a couple feet of solid into the hollow and then tying a surgeon's knot in the end of the hollow will do just as well, as will the various crimps.

Steve, I would run 700 yards of solid in your situation and then put a 5 foot piece of hollow on the end to splice in a permanent leader or make a loop.

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 12:32:37 PM »

Thanks Ron... that's about what I'm going to do.

Getting 1200yds 80# solid and 150yds 60# hollow.

Now for the needles...

Steve
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 01:00:09 PM »

1.  Can I put 60# hollow onto 50, 60 , &  80# solid braid and get a smooth connection?
Yes, hollow can be spliced to solid, Jerry just ties an overhand knot at the splice, I slip 4'-5' of solid into the hollow and serve like making a topshot.

2.  What sizes of flouro can fit into 60# with a smooth connection?

Depending on the brand I haven't had problems getting 40#Fluro into 60# hollow spectra, 50# is a bit harder, 60# is real hard.

3.  How long, or short, a piece of hollow do you recommend?
100' is as short as I like to use, 20' is probably as short as you want to use.  Some of my reels have 150 yards of hollow on top of solid.

80#/60# should work well.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 11:52:52 AM »

I realize this is an old thread, but does anyone know if 50# JB solid braid is the same diameter as 60# JB hollow core braid?

Is it reasonable to expect that you could get 350+ yards of 60# hollow and a short 10-15 yard 40# FC topshot on an avet MXJ G2 (that avet claims 470 yards of 50# hollow)?

Just trying to do some planning.  I like the 60# JB hollow, but I can fish 50# solid if needed.

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 01:03:42 PM »

I only have info on the hollow but it looks like 50# solid is thinner than 60# hollow.  The 50# is much cheaper than the hollow 60#.
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