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Polishing Spool Lip?

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In the effort to get more casting distance from my spinning rod, I'm having some crazy thoughts of polishing the lip of the spool to reduce friction. Is this crazy? anyone else do this and what materials/procedure did you use?

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Unless there are nicks and dings in the spool already impeding line flow, I don't think anything will be achieved.

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A very light polish of the spool lip, as well as the bail and line roller, is a normal part of winter maintenance.  I don't think it results in longer casts.

 

 

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I've only ever polished a damaged spool. Better to avoid it altogether, or replace the spool. Longer cast? Doubt it.

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I concur, polishing will do little except in the case of removing a burr. Keep it clean, use light, supple line and an appropriate weight to load the rod. If you're still dissatisfied look for something with a better guide train layout. 

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