Fluorocarbon Line twist
Posted: 06 May 2008 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I am fairly new to the world of Flurocarbon and I am having a hard time spooling it properly.  when coming of the spool, it immediately twists and causes majpr problems. 

Any insite on how to prevent this from happening.  I am using 17lb XPS and have the spool on the floor while I run the line through the rod and to the reel.

Thanks,

Phil

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Posted: 06 May 2008 12:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I had the same problem, try to keep your spool level with yor rod,

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Posted: 06 May 2008 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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spincaster or baitcaster?

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Posted: 06 May 2008 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Spin… but if you have ideas on both it’d be much appreciated so I don’t have to post again when I spool my baitcaster!  lol

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Posted: 06 May 2008 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I FOUND THIS SIMPLE INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO SPOOL YOUR REELS….SPINCAST OR BAITCAST WITHOUT LINE TWIST!!!!!

1. Take the old line off the reel, then run the end of the new line up through the rod guides to the reel and tie it to the spool of the reel.
2. Put a pencil into the new spool and have somebody hold it. Or use a reel filling station that you can buy at a tackle shop to hold the spool of line. To avoid twists, make sure the line feeds off the top of the supply reel.

3. For a baitcasting reel, fill to within a quarter inch of the outer rim. Keep a bit of pressure on the line so it doesn’t get loopy and tangled.

4. For a spinning reel (the kind that hangs down underneath the rod), you place the supply reel on the floor. You need to determine whether to place it label side up, or down, in order to minimize introducing line twists during the loading process. This needs to be done for every supply reel, as the direction the line has been loaded can vary from reel to reel, even among the same brands of line. The following 3 steps detail how to determine which which side of the supply reel should face up.
  A.  Look down at the top of your spinning reel, and turn the handle as if you are retrieving the line. Note the direction that the bail rotates around the spool. Most spinning reels rotate in a clockwise direction.
  B.  Examine your supply spool, and find the end of the line (the lead). It may be secured by tape. Orient the supply spool so that the lead is at the top and the label is facing you.
  C.  If the lead is coming off the spool in a clockwise direction (i.e., if the free end of the line were an arrow, it would be point to your right), you want to place the supply reel on the floor label side up. Otherwise, you want to place it on the floor label side down. If your spinning reel turns in a counter-clockwise direction, you want to reverse this.
5. Run the end of the new line up through the rod guides to the reel, and tie onto the spool, making sure to lift the bail arm first so it will loop line on as you reel. Once the line is tied onto the spool lower the bail arm.
6. Hold the line between two fingers to keep it taut as you reel a couple of feet onto the reel.
7. Stop reeling and dip the rod toward the spool on the floor. If the line twists onto itself, turn the spool over before putting more line on. If the line is okay, go ahead and finish.
    A.  For a spinning real, a good way to spool the line is to take a soft cotton cloth and hold the line in the cloth at about the first eye. Apply a good amount of tension, so the line does not spool loose, and you can real as fast as you like.
8. Fill the reel only until it is about a quarter inch from the rim.
9. For a closed-faced reel (like the Zebco 33, etc), fill it the same way you do a spinning reel, except make sure you run the line through the hole in the reel face before tying it to the reel spool. Screw the face back on before reeling on the new line.

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Posted: 06 May 2008 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT!

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Posted: 06 May 2008 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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haha im guessing nc covered it, but if you keep your line spool spinning it should definatly decrease your twists. i saw how to make a spooling device thing in a bass master magazine once.. that looked like it could be handy and easy to make

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Posted: 06 May 2008 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Stevens - 06 May 2008 08:31 PM

haha im guessing nc covered it, but if you keep your line spool spinning it should definatly decrease your twists. i saw how to make a spooling device thing in a bass master magazine once.. that looked like it could be handy and easy to make

 

cool, do you remember how to make it?  i would like to try it out!

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Posted: 06 May 2008 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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he covered it well, just gotta remember line needs to be on reel exactly same direction its on spool. if it goes on backwards (counter clockwise vs clockwise) it will have twist, also be sure to not overload your reel with line, especially a spincast, spin or bait i like to leave at least 1/8 th inch of spool showing on the highest side after line is on, i go less on my spincast.

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Posted: 06 May 2008 06:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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You better have a BIG spool on this reel. You really shouldn’t put 17lb flouro on a spinning reel.

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Posted: 06 May 2008 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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BBK definately has a point. I, personally, don’t put anything bigger than 8lb on my spinning reels.
I use Berkley lines, and they all require that my spool lie label down in order not to twist the line.

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