alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial a reminder about tape on the arbor of a spool
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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2019, 10:56:42 AM »

I've never used tape on my reels but then also I only started to use braid 3 years ago.
I presume if the spool has a hole or little button then no tape will be required?
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2019, 11:13:01 AM »

i clean up the spool with a greasy tooth brush first, leaving a thin coat of grease on the spool.  then i wrap the arbor with a couple of layers of tape, then the line.  i tape the braid to the side of the spool, then spin it so that i get 5-6 wraps around the arbor, then finish it off with a standard 6 turn uni knot.  pretty simple. 
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2019, 11:14:06 AM »

I've never used tape on my reels but then also I only started to use braid 3 years ago.
I presume if the spool has a hole or little button then no tape will be required?

don't tie to the mushroom pin.  the pin can pull right out.  i use tape regardless. 
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2019, 11:21:27 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2019, 12:59:20 PM »

I've never used tape on my reels but then also I only started to use braid 3 years ago.
I presume if the spool has a hole or little button then no tape will be required?

Jose Wejebe has a youtube video showing how to do a 5 or 6 wrap around the arbor, uni knot.  It works, there's no slippage and avoids the need for tape or mono backing.  Folks don't like the idea of using straight braid but I find it cheaper than a new spool.  Better yet I just use mono.
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2019, 01:57:44 PM »

This is a good post. I might have to turn it into a PSA on Facebook. I have never liked electrical tape for anything outside of electrical wiring or used as a bandaid.
Ive used flex wrap with good results but I think I will try the tapeless method this season.
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