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« on: October 21, 2016, 09:16:43 PM »

when spooling up spectra, some people use electrical tape around the arbor to keep the spectra from slipping.  it's fine for fresh water, but not so good by itself for a salt water reel.



yup, plain black electrical tape.  who knows how many seasons this has been on.



and this is what you get.  funny, this one.  lots of corrosion under the tape, absolutely none on the sides of the spool.



this has to be cleaned down to the bare aluminum.  and at this point, opinions diverge.  what i do is give the spool a light coat of yamaha marine grease, cleaning off the excess.  i'm betting that the engineers at yamaha have grease that is acceptably salt water resistant.  some guys use car wax.  i dunno....



then it's a coat of breathable flex wrap, then take the spectra six turns around the arbor, then a six turn uni knot, then loaded under pressure equal to 50 to 75% of the anticipated drag ranged (but you knew that last part already).



gotta protect those spools!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2016, 07:36:20 PM »

Message recieved 10-2....flex wrap....not electrical tape  Bill
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 11:10:22 AM »

when spooling up spectra, some people use electrical tape around the arbor to keep the spectra from slipping.  it's fine for fresh water, but not so good by itself for a salt water reel.

Alan-thanks for this post I will be spooling up my new shimano torium 14 with braid and will use the flex tape/grease on the spool I have tons of this tape at work Grin...
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 04:04:25 PM »

Over the last couple of years-ish  - I've stopped using any kind of tape on the spool. 5/6 turns around the spool then an arbor knot with  a long tag end - I can't make it slip Smiley
I just spooled up a fly reel (for salt fishing) as above 5/6 turns etc. 30+ lbs on the intial knot - it didn't move Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 04:11:34 PM »

Over the last couple of years-ish  - I've stopped using any kind of tape on the spool. 5/6 turns around the spool then an arbor knot with  a long tag end - I can't make it slip Smiley
I just spooled up a fly reel (for salt fishing) as above 5/6 turns etc. 30+ lbs on the intial knot - it didn't move Grin

Me too. I do it like Jerry Brown instructs. No tape at all.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 02:22:32 AM »

Over the last couple of years-ish  - I've stopped using any kind of tape on the spool. 5/6 turns around the spool then an arbor knot with  a long tag end - I can't make it slip Smiley
I just spooled up a fly reel (for salt fishing) as above 5/6 turns etc. 30+ lbs on the intial knot - it didn't move Grin

Me too. I do it like Jerry Brown instructs. No tape at all.


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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 09:54:26 AM »

I use the rubberized electrical tape that is water proof. This is used underground on Electric connections.  Then I do the knot thing.

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 09:57:27 AM »

Good to know!
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 12:42:09 PM »

Over the last couple of years-ish  - I've stopped using any kind of tape on the spool. 5/6 turns around the spool then an arbor knot with  a long tag end - I can't make it slip Smiley
I just spooled up a fly reel (for salt fishing) as above 5/6 turns etc. 30+ lbs on the intial knot - it didn't move Grin

Me too. I do it like Jerry Brown instructs. No tape at all.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2018, 12:53:01 PM »

Over the last couple of years-ish  - I've stopped using any kind of tape on the spool. 5/6 turns around the spool then an arbor knot with  a long tag end - I can't make it slip Smiley
I just spooled up a fly reel (for salt fishing) as above 5/6 turns etc. 30+ lbs on the intial knot - it didn't move Grin

Me too. I do it like Jerry Brown instructs. No tape at all.


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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 02:36:32 PM »

My 2c, I have never had braid slip on the spool. I believe it would have to be spooled under little or no pressure.

Each to their own though!
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 03:01:35 PM »

let me know if you guys ever have any problems going tapeless!!!!   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 03:43:16 PM »

Guess I’ll be changing all those electrical tape arbors out after this season ends.
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 05:10:18 PM »

My 2c, I have never had braid slip on the spool.

I have had a few reels in with the complaint that there is hardly any drag no matter how much you tighten it.

Guess what the culprit usually is?

If you said, the whole line loom free-spininng on the spool you would be right.

Cannot vouch for how the end was tied to the spool though.

I just explain to them that there is nothing wrong with the actual reel and tell them how to fix the problem.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 05:28:53 PM »

let me know if you guys ever have any problems going tapeless!!!!   Grin

Nope - several years - no problems - why did you ask this particular question Alan?
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