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Hello BR community,

 

I have a question regarding Monofilament line. I recently spooled up my Shimano Citica with 17 lb. test Mono and the line just doesn’t sit right on the spool. It keeps bunching up and not looking tight and orderly around the spool like my other line does.it also seems to backlash quite frequently. I’ve been fishing for a while and have a pretty educated thumb so it’s a little frustrating. What gives? Is the line to heavy for the spool or is the line itself subpar? If I could get your opinions on this I would really appreciate it.

 

Cam

 

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What kind of mono filament are you using?

not all mono lines are the same. 

as an example: 17 pound berkley trilene xl has a .015 diameter and is relatively manageable.

17 pound berkley trilene XT has a .017 diameter and is relatively stiff.

 

you can use a line conditioner to make it more manageable. I use the KVD brand.

 

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Hello, somebody here will get you straight, even if it's not me...lol  What brand are you having problems with? You've been fishing for a while, what.brand and size was working for you?

 

Edit..I didn't see Russ E's response.

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  Might your drag be slipping?      jj

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Tie the end of the line to something and walk off all the line and rewind it back on keeping some tension on the line near the 1st guide so the level wind can properly load the line onto the spool. It sounds like the line was wound on loose.

If 17 lb mono is needed try Sunline Deifer Armillo 17 lb @ .013 dia.

Tom

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Did you keep a good amount of tension on the line when you first spooled it up..? 

 

I just spooled my Citica with 17 lb mono, and it sits flat and even..

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