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stupid ? but, say i wanted to practice retrieves in my next door neighbor's pool. would any of the chemicals in the water damage my line or reel?

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I actually read an article were Kevin Vandam recommended that so I'd say it won't hurt the reel. However the chemicals in the water, I personally would not want all over my line. So if "I" did it, I'd have to change my line afterwards, and clean the reel while doing so.

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Not sure about the line, but as long as the reel isn't dunked into the water I would say no problem. I use to practice spinnerbait retrieves and test new blade combos in the apartment complex pool in san deigo when I lived there. I changed line so often I can't say as to whether or not the chlorinated water had any effect on my line. Never had any problems with my reels...

Just my .02¢

Tight Lines!!!

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I test all new hardbaits in a swimmining pool to make sure

they run properly. As a matter of fact, for the majority of

my lures, this is the only time they have ever been wet!

Anyhow, I have never noticed any effect on any fishing

equipment from "fishing" in a concrete pond. ::)

8-)

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And just in case it ain't concrete, but instead plastic lined..........STAY CLEAR OF THE WALLS WITH THE HOOKS!!!    ;D

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you should be fine. im sure the chlorine would wash off your line in a few casts of fishing in a real pond anyway. if it still worries you, you could do what i did, get a cheapo UL combo from walmart (i got a zebco combo for 10 bucks) and have that as a "dedicated swimming pool rig". i took mine and i'd put goggles on, go underwater, stick the rod above water and retrieve so i could see what the lures looked like underwater.

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you should be fine. im sure the chlorine would wash off your line in a few casts of fishing in a real pond anyway. if it still worries you, you could do what i did, get a cheapo UL combo from walmart (i got a zebco combo for 10 bucks) and have that as a "dedicated swimming pool rig". i took mine and i'd put goggles on, go underwater, stick the rod above water and retrieve so i could see what the lures looked like underwater.

I would laugh my butt off watching somebody try to reel above water with head underwater watching the bait, with goggles on.  

Why not just watch it from above?  ;D

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I've wondered a hundred times over what some lures actually look like from the fish's point of view.  Don't have access to a pool though.  Thought about having someone else cast into the lake with me in the water to watch them but didn't trust anyone not to hook me.  

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you should be fine. im sure the chlorine would wash off your line in a few casts of fishing in a real pond anyway. if it still worries you, you could do what i did, get a cheapo UL combo from walmart (i got a zebco combo for 10 bucks) and have that as a "dedicated swimming pool rig". i took mine and i'd put goggles on, go underwater, stick the rod above water and retrieve so i could see what the lures looked like underwater.

I would laugh my butt off watching somebody try to reel above water with head underwater watching the bait, with goggles on.

Why not just watch it from above? ;D

That's a real fisherman right there!

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you should be fine. im sure the chlorine would wash off your line in a few casts of fishing in a real pond anyway. if it still worries you, you could do what i did, get a cheapo UL combo from walmart (i got a zebco combo for 10 bucks) and have that as a "dedicated swimming pool rig". i took mine and i'd put goggles on, go underwater, stick the rod above water and retrieve so i could see what the lures looked like underwater.

I would laugh my butt off watching somebody try to reel above water with head underwater watching the bait, with goggles on.

Why not just watch it from above? ;D

lol hey dude, laugh all you want but its COOL watching em from underwater.

you get to see how the lure swims without the distortion from ripples and waves on the water's surface.

and you dont even have to stick the rod out of the water. most of the time i just had the rod and reel underwater with me.

oh and use a snorkel too so you can watch it longer :)

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you should be fine. im sure the chlorine would wash off your line in a few casts of fishing in a real pond anyway. if it still worries you, you could do what i did, get a cheapo UL combo from walmart (i got a zebco combo for 10 bucks) and have that as a "dedicated swimming pool rig". i took mine and i'd put goggles on, go underwater, stick the rod above water and retrieve so i could see what the lures looked like underwater.

I would laugh my butt off watching somebody try to reel above water with head underwater watching the bait, with goggles on.

Why not just watch it from above? ;D

lol hey dude, laugh all you want but its COOL watching em from underwater.

you get to see how the lure swims without the distortion from ripples and waves on the water's surface.

and you dont even have to stick the rod out of the water. most of the time i just had the rod and reel underwater with me.

oh and use a snorkel too so you can watch it longer :)

i gotta try that sometime lol

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this thread is very neat! i have never thought bout castin in a pool.... i would be curious to see how my new yum dancin eel swims in a pool... it looks like it runs to one side, but it has sweet action. still havent caught a fish on it tho lol

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you should be fine. im sure the chlorine would wash off your line in a few casts of fishing in a real pond anyway. if it still worries you, you could do what i did, get a cheapo UL combo from walmart (i got a zebco combo for 10 bucks) and have that as a "dedicated swimming pool rig". i took mine and i'd put goggles on, go underwater, stick the rod above water and retrieve so i could see what the lures looked like underwater.

Now that's dedication!

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