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How to fix uneven line lay on Shimano spinning reel

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This Shimano Sedona 4000 has been a backup reel that never really got put into service for 10+ years. I’m fixing that this season and just spooled it up with fresh 10lb. mono for a little inshore / brackish water fishing for schoolie striper, catfish and maybe a puppy drum or two. But as you can see the line went on goofy forming a top and bottom hump. I assume I need to fiddle with the spool washers but I don’t really know.

 

Any advice?

 

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Spooling the line on with uneven pressure can cause it to do that.

Try dragging the line out in your yard or behind the boat and reeling it in with a steady retrieve and pressure.

Extra washer or less washers usually only work if the line is bunching up towards the front or the rear of the spool.

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I agree with the previous post.  Washers probably won't help this problem.  Even tension during spooling will help though

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Thanks. Sounds like normal fishing then should also help it lay out even after a few long casts, assuming I can get a long enough cast to run the line down?

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I’ll agree this looks more like a spooling issue than equipment. 

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I'd take about 1/2 that spool off and put some 15 lb braid on for what you want to do with it. I'm a big mono fan, but with wave action and wind, its going to be tough staying in touch with your lures with 10 lb mono. 

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