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Which edge when spooling a reel?

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I've been reading that you spool a reel to about 1/8 inch (about 2-3mm?) From the edge of the spool. 

My question is, my spool has two sections. The area of the spool perpendicular to the rod where the majority of the line sits and then at the top of the spool there's a 'lip' where the spool angle changes to about 45 degrees to the rod. This area is about 3mm wide and ends at the very edge of the spool. 

My question is do you spool to 3mm of the very edge or to 3mm of where the perpendicular area joins the 45 degree area.

For some reason I've always taken it to mean the later which is why in my photo you can see some red area on the spool. Is this correct or should I be spooling onto the black area?

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Yep, all the way until the taper starts

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As the others have said, all the way to the black.

The 2 - 3mm they talk about refers to Daiwas etc with a rounded spool lip.

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1 hour ago, Green Hornet said:

The 2 - 3mm they talk about refers to Daiwas etc with a rounded spool lip.

I didnt know about this. Also Daiwa designed some reels to spool up line in a taper. Something to do with casting further.

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12 hours ago, connico said:

All the way to the black!

 

10 hours ago, xerotao said:

Yep, all the way until the taper starts

 

5 hours ago, Green Hornet said:

As the others have said, all the way to the black.

The 2 - 3mm they talk about refers to Daiwas etc with a rounded spool lip.

Thanks guys,

                          Looks like I've got some respooling to do.

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4 hours ago, nutsaboutfishing said:

 

 

Thanks guys,

                          Looks like I've got some respooling to do.

Perhaps you just need to top up your backing.

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11 minutes ago, Green Hornet said:

Perhaps you just need to top up your backing.

Yes that was what I was going to do, i guess be respooling i meant take off the braid.

Thanks GH, I really appreciate your help

Richard

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While you're at it, might be worth while to reverse the braid.

By that i mean you spool the end that you've been fishing with (i.e. tying leaders, swivels) on to the spool first so that you have 'fresh' braid at the business end of the braid

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