alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Use the line nub on penn spools when putting line on?
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« on: August 23, 2019, 12:11:28 PM »

Getting ready to spool up a couple Penn 209 reels with 20# Berkley Big Game clear mono, one aluminum spool, one stainless spool. Both have the nub that is meant to be used to attach line to the spool. Would it be better to tie off to this nub, or to put the line directly to the spool with an arbor or uni knot? I see very little mention of this, but I've been told not to use the nub. Any help would be appreciated  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 01:05:13 PM »

I never use it.  I just tie to the spool with a uni knot.
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 01:49:52 PM »

If the spool has a nub I use it.      Rudy
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 07:04:21 PM »

I do not tie directly to the nub, rather when tying to the arbor, I make sure the wraps cross around so if the line starts sliding on the arbor the nub will catch and stop further slipping....if any of that makes sense...Bill
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 07:10:19 PM »

If the spool has a nub I use it.      Rudy

Yup, same here.

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 07:19:57 PM »

You could do 1 wrap around the nub then continue around the spool and finish with a uni or arbor knot. This'ed prevent slippage and probably give you a better knot, than if you just tied off on the nub.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 07:31:49 PM »

I never knew what was proper. Figured it was left up to the imagination of the purchaser. I just tie onto the arbor with a uni, put a couple wraps around the nub and load the line on.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 10:49:43 PM »

X2 what Bill, Gfish and wfjord said.  Tie it to the arbor and use the nub to keep it from slipping.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 04:07:22 PM »

Thanks guys, I tied to the spool with the nub nearby to prevent slipping. Should last nicely.

Man, I sure do like that Berkley big game. Went with 20# solar green on this one so it's easier to see while night fishing. Looks like a rope under blacklight or white LED.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2019, 06:28:47 PM »

I do not tie directly to the nub, rather when tying to the arbor, I make sure the wraps cross around so if the line starts sliding on the arbor the nub will catch and stop further slipping....if any of that makes sense...Bill
Yes it does, that is what I do as well. 
I am not too fussed about it as most reels dont have one and the modern Penns I own have a hole through the arbour.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2019, 07:51:33 PM »

I have two half hitches around the spool then tye to the nub, ajust the line so it is tight on the nub, then tight on to the half hitches, then run line close to that area, as I start winding it on, I like the Berkeley line, if you bend it over hard & the straighten it out, it does not get that memory line across it like some of the cheep leed lines do, I use it for leed line, cheers Don.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2019, 08:08:49 PM »

I never use it.  I just tie to the spool with a uni knot.

yeah, the nub will pull out!
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2019, 09:24:49 PM »

If a fish pulls all your line off till there is a straight pull on the nub you might as well wrap the line on a cleat because you didn't have enough reel for that fish. If the nub doesn't fail you are going to pull the hook, straighten the hook, or break the line pulling with a bare spool anyway.  Shocked Shocked JMO
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2019, 09:40:51 PM »

I pull the nub and tie to the arbor.   The nub can nick the line so I don’t want anything there that can nick the line.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2019, 06:07:39 AM »

It is just like winching your stuck vehicle out of a creek —

Why secure your strapping and cable to a branch — when you can just use the trunk that the branch is growing out of?

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