Cut out backlashes? Can I emphasize practice?Always tape the spool when going on directly with braid. Never break off by pulling against the spool.
I can't argue with not wanting a mono backing but it works fine and will become necessary if you break off a coup[le of times or cut out a backlash.
Drumrunner, the reason some people over kill line on a reel(ex 50 powerpro on my Lews speed spool for buzzers) is strength and what I am meaning is even though the reel doesn't have 50 lbs drag you have the smaller diameter plus if a fish wraps you up on a stump he isn't likely to come off.The Power Pro says the 65 lb is equivalent to 16 lb mono.