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Why Does My Power Pro Keep Twisting?

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I just made the switch from mono to braid on my spinning reels about 2 months ago, but it keeps twisting. I've started using swivels in front of my leader but I think it makes it hard to cast accurately. Why does it do this? I never had this problem with mono.

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It's 30 pound by the way.

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I have never had braid twist.  Tell more about your setup and the baits that you are using.

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It's a pflueger echelon spinning combo but the best I can afford. I mainly throw weightless senkos and super flukes on ewg hooks. I always rig them as straight as possible. 

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Flukes create a lot of line twist use a small quality ball bearing swivel about a foot from the bait. Braid does pretty well with line twist a nice reel may help down the road. You should also flip the bail of your reel manually each time that should help.

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Flukes create a lot of line twist use a small quality ball bearing swivel about a foot from the bait. Braid does pretty well with line twist a nice reel may help down the road. You should also flip the bail of your reel manually each time that should help.

I always have flipped it manually. Ever since I learned how to use a spinning reel I have. I found it hard to flip the bail by reeling.

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30 pound is a little too heavy for most fishing with spinning reels. Stick to 15#, or less if you want. If its mostly used for heavy cover, than ignore me. The only thing I have heavier braid on is a pitching rod with a large 3000 series reel I keep for friends to use if they can't use casting gear.

 

I can see the twist in the braid on my dropshot rod, but it isn't effecting casting, and I am not getting knots.. I'm fine with it.

 

 

If you want to straighten it out, run the line off your spool in your backyard, or if you're on a boat, let the line out in the water and troll out as much as needed (without a lure), and then hold tension on the line with your fingers as you reel it back in. Like you were re-spooling. This will allow the line to spin like it wants to, and help straighten it back out.

 

Then, just use swivels like mentioned above to help keep it from twisting.

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Ok. Do you think #20 is a good size? #15 seems too small for my taste, just the diameter. What swivels do you recommend?

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I use 30lb PP on my spinning setups for flukes am do not have line twist. I also don't find it to heavy as it is around 8lb diameter which to mea handles better on my 2500 sized reels

Flip the bail by hand and don't reel against the drag as it is being pulled and you should limit line twist and I am not a fan of a swivel myself as it is just one more connection point to fail and I throw flukes into the grass an other nasty cover and a swivel snags more junk

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