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I was wondering if it's possible to replace the twing line guide on my tatula with a standard opening line guide?

 

I use braid to leader and the knot and the twing don't play nice. 

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Any reason you're using a leader that long?

I seem to have no problems getting a full day out of a leader just long enough that it does not need to pass through the line guide and onto the spool

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You can’t, but you can try a different knot. I use braid to leader, roughly 8ft long (30/12 and 30/15) and I’ve not experienced any trouble on my steez tws. I use the modified Albright. You only wrap 1 direction so it is very small and I trim the tag ends flush with the knot. See if that helps you any. 

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Gee, its as though nobody actually read the question...........

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I don’t see a leader knot safely passing through any low profile baitcast reel. I too use braid and a leader and have tried it. Your best bet is throw all of your stiff graphite rods out and get moderate rods. Then you only need between a 10 inch and 2 foot leader at most. The flex in the rod will make up for the loss of stretch in the leader.

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It's a wonder I catch anything at all, with all the wrong things I do, according to the rest of you.

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1 hour ago, CrankFate said:

I don’t see a leader knot safely passing through any low profile baitcast reel. I too use braid and a leader and have tried it. Your best bet is throw all of your stiff graphite rods out and get moderate rods. Then you only need between a 10 inch and 2 foot leader at most. The flex in the rod will make up for the loss of stretch in the leader.

Please send any "stiff graphite rods" to me for proper disposal....  That is all.

 

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4 hours ago, onenutinthewater said:

Gee, its as though nobody actually read the question...........

Unfortunately the way the T-wing operates is that the level-wind actually rotates when you press down the thumb bar, if you used a normal line guide it wouldn't line up correctly.

 

But I agree, it's a pain to use braid to leader with anything greater than about 12 or 15lb leader I've found with the T-wing. I wish they'd redesign a new T-wing with shallower entrance angles and a slightly wider channel to accommodate leader knots, I think enough guys do braid to leader it would sell well. It's honestly at the point I'm just gonna buy feugos going forward because I don't want to deal with it. 

 

2 hours ago, CrankFate said:

I don’t see a leader knot safely passing through any low profile baitcast reel. 

 

Largest I go for line size is 25lb mono leader with 65lb braid mainline and it is able to pass through the line guide on a Lexa 300 with no issue. 

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Thank you to everyone who responded. I have a fuego as well and no issues at all, so I may sell the tatula and just pick up another fuego or a Shimano slx. 

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4 hours ago, MassYak85 said:

 

Largest I go for line size is 25lb mono leader with 65lb braid mainline and it is able to pass through the line guide on a Lexa 300 with no issue. 

Casting? I have used a leader with levelwind, but casting would be difficult.

6 hours ago, Heartland said:

Please send any "stiff graphite rods" to me for proper disposal....  That is all.

 

I already burned them threw them off a cliff and dumped them in the ocean. 

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25 minutes ago, CrankFate said:

Casting? I have used a leader with levelwind, but casting would be difficult.

I already burned them threw them off a cliff and dumped them in the ocean. 

That makes 1 of you......

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15 hours ago, CrankFate said:

Casting? I have used a leader with levelwind, but casting would be difficult.

I already burned them threw them off a cliff and dumped them in the ocean. 

Yup, I use it for swimbaits. Actually I try and keep the knot out of the spool but that's for a different reason entirely. At max spool capacity the leader knot actually rubs against the thumb bar but goes through the line guide fine. 

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Why use a braid with leader to start with? Mono, FC or Copoly doesn't stretch under 30% of the line lb test rating and most MH bass rods can't apply over 4 lbs of force.

If the OP doesn't like his T wing reels, he should sell them!

Tom

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25 minutes ago, WRB said:

Why use a braid with leader to start with? Mono, FC or Copoly doesn't stretch under 30% of the line lb test rating and most MH bass rods can't apply over 4 lbs of force.

If the OP doesn't like his T wing reels, he should sell them!

Tom

I haven’t heard that stat before. So, for example it would take at least 3# of pressure for 10# mono to start to stretch? I do believe that line stretch is greatly misunderstood. It’s often talked about as if fishing line was elastic. 

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