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Have you tried winding line back onto the spool before trying to pull on the loops?

Tom

PS, Havanese? Cute dog!

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Don't look that bad 😲

Try this if you haven't tried..

Jam your right thumb nail between the button and the spool then pull the line out the front. 

You're trying to push the loop back over the line. 

It may take a few tries. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Tried that already. I have all day today and this only 4lb line I have, man it sucks working with this tiny line and those d**n brushes behind me.

@WRBclose but not quite, he is pure Maltese. 

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Better then hooking your partner behind you. Not enough line to wind back on when that happens...snip snip, good bye line!

Tom

 

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What also works some times is to tighten the drag, press your thumb on the spool on top of the mess and crank a few times.  Repeat this several times and see what happens.  Not a 100 percent solution, but I have, on occasion, had terrible messes on the water come out by doing this.  A river guide taught me this years ago.

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8 minutes ago, WRB said:

Better then hooking your partner behind you. Not enough line to wind back on when that happens...snip snip, good bye line!

Tom

 

Can't do that, this is shallow spool so I only have less than 40yds. I got a spool of 18lb glissline for it but wanna save this line as much as I can.

@OnthePotomacyup that the first thing all bait caster should learn. This's #4 copolymer so I can't force too much any kink would damage the line.

 

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That does not appear to be an Airy Red spool in that Airy Red?  Is that a Ray's DIY spool?  The small opening on the Pixy makes picking out backlashes difficult.  Hard to get your fingers in there.

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Try spraying silicone lubricant or line dressing on the spooled backlash, helps to prevent flattening the line. 4 lb test isn't easy to work with, that is why I use 5 lb Max Ultra Green, harder surface and extremely abrasion resistant line.

Good luck!

Tom

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How much is your time worth?  How much can you trust it if you get it out?  

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Actually done, a good picking tool, my supporters (dogs not the wife) and 3 or maybe 4 cigarettes later lol 😝

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@BaitFinesseyeah that Ray's Spool. I use this setup for 1/20oz Jig with Zman slim swimZ for my crappies adventure. Surprisingly I got about 40-50' pair with Daiwa Spinmatic UL.

 

Now on to the next 😂 

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Try FINS WindTamer to prevent wind knots.

Turner Jones Micro Jigs if you can find them.

Tom

 

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@WRBwhat size? I think I can handle double rig 1/32oz on both casting and spinning but 1/64 gonna be tough. 

During spring I saw a few using bobber at night with tiny jig around crossways (rip rap) but this year, new rule we are not allowed to fish any crossways. 

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Turner Jones micro jigs are 1/64 and 1/128 oz and I use 1/64 with a Thill 3/8 dia pencile slip float if casting.

I don't know where to find the tiny Turner Jones jigs, they come a tiny glass tube and the black, olive green or chartreuse  work extremely good for both trout and crappie.

Scroung around mom & pop tackle shops that may have some, didn't see any on eBay.

I have caught 3 to 4 lb bass and trout plus tons of big crappie on the tiny TJ micro jigs.

Tom

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4 hours ago, JustJames said:

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Amateur!

 

I can do way better than that without trying 😉

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5 hours ago, OnthePotomac said:

tighten the drag, press your thumb on the spool on top of the mess and crank a few times.  Repeat this several times

I recently saw this on a Bill Dance rerun.... It works.

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Finally I'm so pumped right now.

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16 minutes ago, JustJames said:

Finally I'm so pumped right now.

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SwimBait;)

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1/20oz jig head with Zman Slim SwimZ with bobber about 2' down.IMG_1500.thumb.JPG.75f4d0e61fec513ab6797be3560713e0.JPG

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Tom....shouldn't it be Bait?, not Bait!.  Or maybe you were just excited and Bait! is correct.  :rofl_red:

 

James, I agree with Catt.  I can...and have...had backlashes that put that one to shame.  :teeth:  Course it was with heavier line.

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I took Tom’s comment to mean the crappie could be used for bait. 

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I met swimbait as a crappie swimbait.

That is a real feat casting a 2.9 gram/.10 oz  swimbait with a baitcasting reel?

 

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15 minutes ago, WRB said:

I met swimbait as a crappie swimbait.

That is a real feat casting a 2.9 gram/.10 oz  swimbait with a baitcasting reel?

 

Yeah.  Something I wouldn't even attempt to try.  James is my new hero.  :teeth:

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If you want to cast UL baits with the Ray's spool in the Pixy and find that you can't cast very hard for fear of a backlash then you can always fix the inductor of the spool into the extended position for more control.  The Ray's spools are great for aerodynamic baits like inline spinners and small jigs and plastics combos coming in at 1/8 oz total weight.  Once you get into UL baits like 1/32 jig heads and 1" plastics the Ray's aren't that good IMO.  They lack the control needed to cast baits that light weight.

 

The best Daiwa UL baitcasters have been fixed inductor such as the Pixy Presso, Megabass Zonda BFS and Alphas Air Stream Custom.  The UL baits struggle to activate the Air Brake of the Ray's spools and fixing the inductor into the extended position with super glue allows you to whip the rod around without fear of blowing up the spool.

 

As you continue to cast lighter weight baits and if you find yourself wanting more control then fixing the inductor on the Ray's spool is an option.  Another option would be to buy a fixed inductor/linear mag brake UL casting reel like the $50 Trulinoya XF50 to try out the premise before irreparably modifying a $50 spool.

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