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I need some help spooling my Calais.

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I bought a calais 200a and everytime I spool it up it piles up in the middle of the spool and low on the sides. I've tried playing with the spool tension but it still does it. The reel is still smooth as silk but it bothers me to look down at it. Any ideas?  

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when your spooling it is the levelwind moving?otherwise sometimes if you tie a huge knot to anchor your line to your spool it will cause your line to wind on the spool funky with clumps or hills in the spool,what kind of line is it?

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Reel more slowly and use a finger or thumb to guide the line to the

very edge of either side of the spool. Don't wait until a bump becomes

obvious, start from the get-go for even spooling.

8-)

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Are you sure the level wind is moving all the way from side to side? Does the line look like the red line?

calais.jpg

If it looks like the red line then thats pretty normal when you first spool the reel up. It tends to get more even once you go fish with the reel.

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Thanks guys, I'm gonna try to reel a little slower and use my finger to keep it more even. The spool looks like the red line and it may actually be a little higher in the middle than the red line. It's just hard for me to put the right amount of line on with it doing this. I usually go about an 1/8th of an inch from the top of the spool but with it doing this that means the center is even or higher than the spool.

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