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23 hours ago, Tyler. said:

That's it! I use everything from 4 lb to 17 lb. You probably know this already, but when your buying bulk line, the secret to keeping the line left on the spool is to store it in a dry, dark place. I keep mine in Rubbermaid style boxes, in my garage.

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1 hour ago, Tyler. said:

I put this stuff in 10# on my baitcast reel to try it out in the backyard. Ummmm ya... this stuff is pretty thick and doesn’t spool very well. I guess I can’t complain because it was $2 at Walmart lol. 

 

 

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@volzfan59 I figured you liked this stuff.. lol

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Just to get everyone's opinion on this.

 

If you are casting with a baitcaster and adjusting the spool tension and the breaks to the point of no backlash but when reeling the line in it tends to not get tight on the spool or just feels loose what may be the problem? The line to big for the spool? The line too stiff?

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54 minutes ago, Tyler. said:

Just to get everyone's opinion on this.

 

If you are casting with a baitcaster and adjusting the spool tension and the breaks to the point of no backlash but when reeling the line in it tends to not get tight on the spool or just feels loose what may be the problem? The line to big for the spool? The line too stiff?

Often this is the result of light baits with little to no resistance in the water to cause tension on the line and spool while reeling. Texas rigs are a famous culprit since they're often used with fluorocarbon line that is inherently stiffer than a comparable diameter mono. And the line is a higher test pound which also results in a stiff line that won't lay smoothly. I recommend some line conditioner as a start. Soak your spool the night before you go fishing. Also, if you're using heavier line, right before you fish hook your bait on something, pull out about 20-30 yards of line and put considerable tension for about 5 seconds. When you give it slack it should lay straight. If not, repeat the process. This will eliminate any memory for the duration of your trip and make your spool lay much smoother. 

 

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2 hours ago, Big Rick said:

Often this is the result of light baits with little to no resistance in the water to cause tension on the line and spool while reeling. Texas rigs are a famous culprit since they're often used with fluorocarbon line that is inherently stiffer than a comparable diameter mono. And the line is a higher test pound which also results in a stiff line that won't lay smoothly. I recommend some line conditioner as a start. Soak your spool the night before you go fishing. Also, if you're using heavier line, right before you fish hook your bait on something, pull out about 20-30 yards of line and put considerable tension for about 5 seconds. When you give it slack it should lay straight. If not, repeat the process. This will eliminate any memory for the duration of your trip and make your spool lay much smoother. 

 

Ok. I have some real magic I been spraying on my lines since this last summer when I was introduced to it. Hopefully this stuff is decent enough for that. 

 

Also so I changed my line out. The 10# mono stuff was too cheap and thick for the reel. This new stuff seems to be working great. 

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I really like this stuff. It seems to cast really well. 

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