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Why New curado k's uneven line lay towards crank handle side

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I have 2 shimano curado k's. Both of them have more line layed on the crank side. I have hooked a stump and walked them all the way back to the knot and reeled them back in with the same results. They are brand new reels. Has anyone had this issue before? I kayak fish mostly and I cast right to left at an angle and usually retrieve at an angle. Would this cause the uneven line lay? Both lay line closest to the crank. 

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sometimes my curado 200i does this when i am first winding the line on the spool, but when i cast and retrieve out on the water it corrects itself and evens out.

 

does it bunch the line all the time (even when out fishing?)

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1 minute ago, Hulkster said:

sometimes my curado 200i does this when i am first winding the line on the spool, but when i cast and retrieve out on the water it corrects itself and evens out.

 

does it bunch the line all the time (even when out fishing?)

They both do. I made a point to do long bomb carts and they still do it. 

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Do you touch the line with you hand while retrieving? Touching the line can cause the line to pile up on which ever side you are touching the line.

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My Curado does the same.  Sounds like we fish similarly Marc.  

 

Come on team- somebody has a great answer for this!

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14 hours ago, Marc Tyler said:

I have 2 shimano curado k's. Both of them have more line layed on the crank side. I have hooked a stump and walked them all the way back to the knot and reeled them back in with the same results. They are brand new reels. Has anyone had this issue before? I kayak fish mostly and I cast right to left at an angle and usually retrieve at an angle. Would this cause the uneven line lay? Both lay line closest to the crank. 

I often do this and it seems to work most of the time.  If my line is spooling up heavier on the left side, I hold the rod to my left on retrieve a couple times.  Seems to help the line level out.  However, I do have a reel that has to be sent out for a professional to look at.  Spools up high on the left side.  Way too high.  Posted here and tried the different recommendations that were suggested with no improvement.  Don't remember off hand which side the handle is on.

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I doubt the worm gear is worn out already. The line guide pawl cap may be loose or you may have a backing to main line knot causing a hump. Barring any of these, I’d look for something in the retrieve, rod angle, finger pressure etc. 

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3 minutes ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

I doubt the worm gear is worn out already. The line guide pawl cap may be loose or you may have a backing to main line knot causing a hump. Barring any of these, I’d look for something in the retrieve, rod angle, finger pressure etc. 

Itll have to be the retrieve angle. I have been kayak fishing a certain set of bluffs. I cast from right to left and then retrieve it back. Reels  are both new, one has fluro and one has mono 

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The retrieval you describe will tend to keep the line to the left as it goes through the line guide.  Which side of the reel is the crank on?  If it's on the right, then you have to be influencing the line to the right.

 

 

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What is your spool tension like? If it’s too loose, the spool can have side to side play which might cause it not to stay centered on the frame which might cause line to pile up on one side. My Curado K doesn’t have this problem. 

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Any reel I've ever had will do this to a degree depending on how I'm holding my rod. I assume pressure on it a certain way makes it lay a little thicker on one side. I doubt multiple new reels have mechanical problems.  Usually if I make a long cast and point the rod straight at the line it puts it all even. I've learned to not pay much mind to it

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It happens. This video might help. 

 

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My BS detector just went off.  

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