Any Way To Prevent Line Circling?
Posted April 07 2012 - 06:56 PM
Posted April 07 2012 - 07:04 PM
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Posted April 07 2012 - 09:54 PM
Posted April 08 2012 - 05:11 PM
Should I switch to a 6 or 8 lb line? I think I'm using a Shimano 2500 spinning reel, kind of looks like this, but it has the easy cast switch thing that you pull with your index finger like this.
Posted April 08 2012 - 05:32 PM
Posted April 08 2012 - 06:07 PM
With both mono or flouro carbon lines it helps some to soak the filler spool in warm water prior to spooling it on reel. Also it helps a great deal if after you spool it on, open your bail and walk off most of the line.(about 70 yds) Tie the loose end to a tree or something rigid and go back to your rod an give the line a pretty good stretch for a bout 30 sec or so. Then reel it back on the spool with nothing on the end of the line but keep some tension on the line with your free hand while reeling. In my own personal opinion, its pretty hard to beat yozuri ultra soft #6 for spinning gear.
Posted April 08 2012 - 10:06 PM
So I want this, the 6 lb test 0.263?
I'll call up Gander Mountain and Walmart to see if they sell it.
Does it have good casting range?
That's the stuff. Probably won't find it at wallyworld. I use it on my spinning gear. So far so good. It helps to watch what kind of lures you use on spinning gear. Weightless plastics and small inline spinners (mepps) are notorious for ADDING line twist. Be aware of it and add a swivel when needed.
Get some KVD line and lure. It's worth it. It relaxes the line, helps quite a bit with line twist. Don't let it freeze though, or you'll need to get a new bottle.
Posted April 08 2012 - 10:26 PM
Posted April 09 2012 - 02:09 AM
KVD L & L, it's ok and it works, but personally I saw no real advantage over soaking my line in warm water before spooling, and water is free and very available. I'm only concerned with getting my mono onto my reel spool because I will always troll it before my initial use. I also troll my mono out as the very last thing I do when fishing so the line is perfect for the next outing. That said I only use mono line when casting or trolling lures that constantly spin or drifting with bait, the action of the drift will spin that bait around too.
Posted April 09 2012 - 07:34 AM
Posted April 09 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted April 09 2012 - 10:41 AM
The line being wrapped around a fixed spool on a spinning reel, unlike a b/c "winching" line to a moving drum, is one of the causes of line twist. All manually closing the bail does is close the bail, the twist starts when cranking the handle. I close the bail by hand because I think it'e easier and more comfortable.
Another thing is to make sure that you are spooling the line on the right way. There is actually a wrong way to do it! Stick the spool on a pencil and have someone hold it while you spool up your reel. You want the line coming off the bottom of the spool, not the top. You should be able to find videos of this on youtube. Another thing you can do is manually flip your bail.
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