The only time I really use that knot for freshwater gear is on a new reel. Other than that I generally leave about a 1/4 spool or so of the old line on and use a blood or an albright knot to connect. Saves a buck or two and let's face it, chances are you're never gonna get down that far anyway.
If you're spooling up with any of the superlines a little mono backing is a must. Keeps it from slipping and again saves a few bucks.
Great meeting you as well! I am taking you up on your offer to go out next year! Never been on a bass boat!
That set up is nice! Cant wait to catch a fish on that bad boy!
I also just purchased a Stradic 2500/Bps Extreme combo. Both rods/reels to date remain virgins.....
I hope to "deflower" them before the year ends!
OH!! How could I forget! Got the port Eagle fishmark 320! Anyone want to take me out and show me the ropes??? Probably should be on a dif post... its 6:53am. What Am i doing up? Got to back to sleep. or at least try.
All these toys and no fish... Someone has placed a jinx on me. I wonder...