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Old 09-16-2004, 06:22 PM
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"Part of the lore of tackle rigging is that monofilament should never be used as backing, because it stretches; and if wound on under a fish's tension, could warp and crush a spool hub. Maybe, but I've never heard of that happening; have you? "


I had a Michell 408 spinning reel loaded with 4lb test (yes "4") Stren that I was lucky enough to catch a whole lot of smallmouth on one summer. When I took the reel out the next Spring, the spool was crushed virtually in half.
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