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so my cousin came over and he was putting new suffix 12lb line on a spin rod and he did it exactly how you are supposed to with the face of the line spool facing the rod etc etc.. well when he let go of the line after he had spooled it, over half came flipping right back off. is there a cure or alteast a good reason why? i showed him how to put it on bc his way is the wrong way. made me look like the fool lol

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You may be putting too much on.

Also, fresh line will usually jump off the reel a little until its starts to retain the shape of the spool.

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I've spooled up 1000's of yrds on spinners, never had line jump off..I tie a slip knot around the spool, and apply some tension while reeling the line on. oth, I usually use softer line, i.e. triline xl, ivorline xxx, or yo zuri hybrid. Oh, you might try some KVD line conditioner too.. :)

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The heavier the line the more it can happen, called coiling.  The cure is simple and free.

Before spooling soak the new line in a bucket of water and better yet in the sink with med hot water for 7 or 8 minutes.  line will go on perfect.

This is what saltwater anglers do.

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awesome thanks! he did it right i think its bc the line is very wire like and stiff.. he did not put too much on. i watched him.

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The other thing is that the problem you described happens the thicker the diameter of the line. For bass fishing, you find that many anglers would not use more than 10# mono on a typical bass sized spinning reel because what you described is very likely to happen. Either put on less line or choose a line with a smaller diameter. :)

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The other thing is that the problem you described happens the thicker the diameter of the line. For bass fishing, you find that many anglers would not use more than 10# mono on a typical bass sized spinning reel because what you described is very likely to happen. Either put on less line or choose a line with a smaller diameter. :)

yeah i can see why. anyway he is the kind of guy that has a good year and boasts that he is a bass killa LOL. it was his best year last year and i swear he thinks he is a pro. kinda childish but to each their own i suppose

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he did it exactly how you are supposed to with the face of the line spool facing the rod etc etc..

What does this mean? If you mean the label on the supply spool is facing up, then that is not the way to do it. Labels are put on both ways. The spool should be on the floor such that the line comes off it counterclockwise.

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he did it exactly how you are supposed to with the face of the line spool facing the rod etc etc..

What does this mean? If you mean the label on the supply spool is facing up, then that is not the way to do it. Labels are put on both ways. The spool should be on the floor such that the line comes off it counterclockwise.

Hello Marty, I have a comment. I purchased a Daiwa TD-Pro spinning reel and the owner's manual states that the supply spool should be hung on horizontal line winder(Berkley Line spool and stripping device). Furthermore, the line should roll off the supply spool as it is rotating on the metal rod while it comes off from the bottom. Finally, the manual clearly shows that laying the supply spool flat and winding line onto your reel  is the incorrect way to put line on a spinning reel. Needless to say, I'm confused, because I was taught your technique many years ago and that's how we did it. :-/

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After spooling, take the rod to a large open space (ballfield , park, whatever)

With the line through all of the guides as normal, tie it to a fence, branch, tree, etc.

Open the bail and walk with the rod until most or all of the line is out.

Now put the rod down and walk back to where it was tied and cut it.

Go back to the rod, close the bail, pinch the line with one hand and reel in with the other.

By doing this, all of the kinks and coils will work themselves out.

12 # on a spinning reel ? :-?  

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I've done the fence thing for years and it works or letting your line out behind the boat with no weight on it, but that is for line that has been twisted after use.  Coiling occurs when you put fresh new line on a spinner.  Nothing does a better job than soaking the line in hot water before spooling.  I think it's admirable that many prefer to support the economy by purchasing line winders and conditioners, that stuff is so unnecessary.

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Line twist.  The bane of spinning reels.

No matter which way the side of the spool faces, even if it comes off the spool so that it is wound around the reel spool the same way, the reel spool is much smaller than the spool of line.  

It can take two or three turns on the reel to remove one from the spool.  

There is an ancient, tried and true method to get the line twist off the reel.

Stream the line off the reel behind the boat (slowly).  Then reel the line in.  The line will then be free to rotate in the water, eliminating the inherent twist producing nature of a spinning reel.

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he did it exactly how you are supposed to with the face of the line spool facing the rod etc etc..

What does this mean? If you mean the label on the supply spool is facing up, then that is not the way to do it. Labels are put on both ways. The spool should be on the floor such that the line comes off it counterclockwise.

he matched the way his reel spins to the way the line came off the spool. he did it right imo..

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I use braid for everything with only 2 exceptions.  an ul outfit with 4# mono.

Mono for ocean drift boats, whether spinning or conventional I float the line behind the boat so my next outing is line twist free.

I have learned so much more about fishing, and equipment from the oldtimers since I moved to a saltwater environment and it applies to freshwater as well.

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