This is perhaps one of the sneakiest areas to really get the most out of your money. Wire spools vary in length due to wire diameter. As the pound test increases, the diameter increases and the number of yards the company puts on a spool decreases. But most of the time, you can wind two spools with the smaller spools of thread offered by companies. But you will need to use some support to do this.
In other words, you use a cheaper line like monofilament to start spooling your reel, then add the more expensive fluorocarbon or braided line on top, knowing that the mono is deep enough in the spool that you won’t can ever throw. until that.
However, figuring out exactly how much media to put on two spools and exactly where to split the smaller spool so that there is enough line for both spools can be quite tricky and you almost always have a bit of waste left on the reel when you’re done. You can run the numbers and do the math to eliminate this or you can just buy a spool of yarn in bulk.
I especially recommend it for book tests that you use a lot. For example, in my personal fishing I mostly use 15lb fluorocarbon along with 40lb braid. So I just take a big spool of each and wind my spools until they’re full. If I get to the bottom of a loose spool and there is a bit of waste, that’s fine with me as I would have had the same problem 5 out of 6 times with smaller spools.
On top of that, you also pay less per meter when buying larger spools. Thus, for example, a coil of Suffix 832 The 40-pound braid costs $0.10 per yard when on a 150-yard spool and $0.09 per yard on a 1,200-yard spool.
A 200 yard test spool of 15 pounds Seaguar InvizX costs $0.13 per meter, while the same line costs $0.11 per meter on a 1,000 meter spool. Again, that doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you factor in the price difference per yard and lose 20-30 yards per small spool, you’re looking at a 10-15% savings and that could equate to an extra $200. up to $300 cash in your pocket during the year.
The last thing most of us want to talk about when it comes to fishing is the money we spend on it. If we sit down and think about all the money spent to entice a little green fish to bite off a piece of plastic, it can get a little nauseating. But it’s our hobby and as my dad once told my mom it’s cheaper than therapy, although I don’t know if anyone really wants to do the math on that either. .
Still, being aware of several ways to save a little here and there can add up to hundreds or even thousands in savings by the end of the year. Planning ahead and stocking up on all your favorite bait goes a long way. Buying bait in bulk, when given the option, also helps.
Also, remember that you are paying 10% more on average for the same amount of line on smaller spools and you are probably wasting 10% of those spools on top of that. By applying these simple principles, you can optimize your budget and spend more time on the water for less this year.