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Old 09-15-2004, 02:22 PM
Smolt Smolt is offline
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I have found that will happen as well if the shop that installs the backing using a machine tries to lay the backing up in nice even rows, perpendicular to the spool. IMHO, backing should be applied using a broad, sweeping motion that avoids the neat, side-by-side rows. You get less backing on the spool, but you don't have to worry about "bite" breaking off fish.
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