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How do you guys store your rods with line? How does the line not get tangled?

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With a hook.,.

Through the rods hook keeper or a guide foot. 

 

Without a hook...

A few wraps around the first guide, reel handle, reel seat or drag star. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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First, you need a hook on the end of the line.

 

You put the hook through the guide's support, not the guide itself.

 

Then reel all the line onto the spool, making it snug holding along the rod.

 

Take the line coming off the rod's tip and move it around the rod so you can place it against one of the line guides to  hold it in place.

 

You now have the line snug against the rod.

 

Give it a try.

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Make a slip knot loop and put the loop onto reel, now pull the line lightly like a bow and spin the rod a few times to wrap the line around the rod so the giudes hold the line agianst the blank. Wrapping the line around the rod is standard operating procedure with or without lures.

I do this all the time and with expando rod sleeves to store the rods with line wrapped as discribed for decades.

Tom

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Wow thanks guys for the quick reply. I’m spooling this morning hoping to get out in 2 weeks!

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If you don't want to tie anything on just put a tiny piece of tape on the spool. Good luck. 👍

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1 hour ago, blongfishing said:

I always just tied it to the reel or hook keeper but I saw this video from Ott DeFoe that I thought was genius and it os how I've stored mine ever since.

 

https://www.facebook.com/ottdefoe/videos/564054390760745/

 

That's how I've always done mine.

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I bought a bunch of 1" bobbers on Ebay for next to nothing.  I wrap the line around and reel up to the eye.  Just works.

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3 hours ago, EGbassing said:

If you don't want to tie anything on just put a tiny piece of tape on the spool. Good luck. 👍

This.  Simple as it gets. I have a roll of cheap electric tape for just that.

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Spinning reels I cinch the line under the line keeper usually located on the spool. If the reel doesn’t have one I use a piece of waterproof adhesive tape to hold it down.

 

Baitcasting reels I use the waterproof adhesive tape to hold the line down on the spool. If I want to keep the line through the line guide I tie a rubber band to the end of the line and reel it in until the band is snug to the guide. I can then wrap the band around the reel foot.

 

If the line is through the rod guides the rubber band method is a good choice. It won’t fit through the top guide.

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For me , with a lure attached it gets hooked to the keeper on the rod, without a lure I'll have the same amount of line out and just let it hang. Either way once I put the rod in a sleeve the tangles are minimized.

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11 minutes ago, keagbassr said:

For me , with a lure attached it gets hooked to the keeper on the rod, without a lure I'll have the same amount of line out and just let it hang. Either way once I put the rod in a sleeve the tangles are minimized.

Same here.

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With these (Rapid Fishing Solutions Line Clips). I just tie a simple overhand knot and throw them on the end of my line after each outing. Quick and easy, no tangled line, no hooks getting stuck in things, and you can use them with rod socks. 

 

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I have something similar to these, except they are black plastic with a wire line clip and I cannot remember where in heck I got them, but boy are they handy.  Before I had them I did what Defoe does, except I put my loop over the reel handle.

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Tie a loop on the end of the line and hook that loop on the hook keeper or reel handle.

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22 hours ago, blongfishing said:

I always just tied it to the reel or hook keeper but I saw this video from Ott DeFoe that I thought was genius and it os how I've stored mine ever since.

 

https://www.facebook.com/ottdefoe/videos/564054390760745/

 

Thanks for the video...this might be something I will do. 

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