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Old 01-24-2008, 04:59 PM
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I use both 50# gelspun and 30# dacron.

I am starting to believe that the gelspun is superior on well designed reels like the HD for a few reasons:
  • You can practically measure the capacity in miles instead of yards, albeit more expensive it's a one-time cost
  • HD's are among the most palm friendly reels made meaning little risk of abrasion on the hands from gelspun cutting the hands when ripping out of the reel
  • Higher strength, lower diameter
  • Material composition resists mildew, mold and discoloration

Dacron is cheaper, hand friendlier and easier to tie knots with.

BTW I like the uni as well and double over the loop on the arbor before pulling tight. For smaller reels I use the standard arbor knot, also doubling the loop over the arbor.
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