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There are some recommendations to warm up the spool with new monofiloment  in the very hot water for decreasing of wind knots.

The questions are: could it to damage the brake system or change properties of line (like strength or softness etc...)?

Thanks

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3 hours ago, ING said:

There are some recommendations to warm up the spool with new monofiloment  in the very hot water for decreasing of wind knots.

The questions are: could it to damage the brake system or change properties of line (like strength or softness etc...)?

Thanks

Im not very familiar with how everything in the reel works, but I clean my reels in water and I have dropped them in the water, and they are working perfect. After all, fishing reels are made to be near water, so it probably isn't prone to water damage.

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In my view thats more for spinning reels that tend to have line management issues with mono more and more as the diameter increases. 

Baitcasters often having bearings on the spool, brake systems, etc. Probably won't hurt anything if dried, but no need to do it. IMO if you're having that much trouble on youre Baitcasting rig, try some line conditioner and letting line out and ever so gently stretching it out. Make sure the problem isn't on the user's casting (everybody's been there) or the way the reel is spooled. It all else fails try another line.

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This works better....

 

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Just how hot of water are we talking?  Boiling hot?  I wouldn't try it.  I imagine warm water will soften line but only temporarily. While fresh water should not damage the reel parts, it CAN wash away oil and grease so, unless you plan to re-grease and re-oil the reel, remove the spool first (just be sure no washers or gears "tag along" and get lost in the process). But, really, I think there are probably better ways of addressing line memory and line twist.

On a side note, I once had a reasonably pricey reel that was notorious for twisting line.  I don't know what caused it because it LOOKED and acted like a good reel in every other respect.  The line roller turned smoothly and I found no obvious defects but it just torturous on line.  Forgetting the headaches, it was just going to be expensive to constantly replace line so I just got rid of it.

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Soaking the line is meant to be done to the filler spool to get better line lay and less twist. Reels are tolerant of exposure to water but are not meant to be dunked or submerged. 

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Hose the line on the spool with KVD Line and Lure Conditioner.  I must admit I have never heard of warming the spool in years of fishing.

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Like DVT said you are't supposed to dunk the reel spool. You dunk the spool of line in the hot water right before putting it on the reel. 

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Doing as DVT says works really nice when spooling very abrasion resistant fluorocarbon line on spinning reels. I have several friends that do it when they spool 8 pound  P Line Halo on their 2500 and 3000 size spinning reels. I also coat it with Reelsnot as it goes on. It takes a better set on the reel and does not try to unspool when you flip the bail.

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Why not just treat the line with KVD line and lure and call it a day. I would never dunk any of my reels.

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Warming up the line helps eliminate the line memory or relax he coils before you spool it onto a spinning reel.It is useful as I said when spooling very abrasion resistant fluorocarbon like P Line Halo. The line is very strong and abrasion resistant but can be difficult to manage when used on a spinning reel. In our tidal waters around here on the Chesapeake Bay we have to deal with bass, big cats and stripers that live near dock, rocks, old boat wrecks and god know what our military has shot into our waters. Lots of times we encounter this stuff covered with barnacles which can wreck havoc with your baits, and lines. I forgot to add crab traps to that list of nightmares.  Anyway that line works well it just needs a little settling down and the hot water helps.

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