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Having trouble spooling my spinning reel. I'm using line from last year so it may have a lot of memory. I'm getting a lot of tangles even before I'm casting. I use a spooling station would it be better if I put the line on the floor and reeled it in that way? Should I use the KVD conditioner?  

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Line and Lure is one way to solve your problem, but you can also a find line that has less memory.

You can go onto youtube and find a video that shows you how to spool line without twists as well.

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Make sure there is enough tension on the line as you fill the spool. Also don't over fill the spool, and make sure the line is the appropriate size for the reel.

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Ok I usually fill my reel with the spool on the ground (label face up).  Stop reeling after your first 10-15 cranks and if the line is jumping off (turn the spool upside down).  Also, don't overfill the spool.  I have tendency of doing that.  Usually have a couple of tangles, I am good to go for the rest of the year.

Tight lines.

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troll your line...  regardless of what else you do.  That alone will solve about 90% of your troubles.

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troll your line... regardless of what else you do. That alone will solve about 90% of your troubles.

Yep...Trolling cures what ails you...If you don't have a boat, you can

accomplish the same result walking and "trolling" your line through

grass.

8-)

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Thank you, I will try the KVD conditioner. I never thought of trolling thru the grass. Thank you for that tip.  ;)

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Lard Bass is right on. Also don't reel against a slipping drag nothing makes a line twist faster. If it gets twists trolling gets it out.

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Thank you, I need to practice more so hopefully I will get less tangles. ;)

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No one mentioned that some reels - like some Shimano's - require reeling the line on the reel the same way you do a baitcaster. That is, with a pencil thru the hole in the spool and the line coming off the top. Check your owner's manual.

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and daiwa specially instructs you to NOT lay the spool on its side. rather, you spool daiwas from the bottom of the spool.

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and daiwa specially instructs you to NOT lay the spool on its side. rather, you spool daiwas from the bottom of the spool.

x3 on that, I saw that recommended in the Certate owner's manual about 3 years ago.  Combine that with flipping the bail manually and it's twist is rare

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Been doin it that way for years..never had a problem..

Also the op didn't say what size reel, nor what lb line he's using..

No one mentioned that some reels - like some Shimano's - require reeling the line on the reel the same way you do a baitcaster. That is, with a pencil thru the hole in the spool and the line coming off the top. Check your owner's manual.

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I have never had a problem when i did this.Don't remember where I've seen this done before.

Put the fresh spool in a bowl of water,string the line through the eyes and tie onto your reel.Put a little pressure on your line as you reel and fill the reel.

It's supposedly coming off the spool the right way and onto the reel when doing this.I just wish i remember where i learned this.I'm not even sure if this is even true or not.I've done it this way and i didn't have one single problem when i did that.

I use my berkley spooling station now.So i don't do this anymore.

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Seems like Daiwa and Shimano recommend spooling the opposite way. Can't understand why as both reels turn in the same direction, clockwise.

I always soak mono in hot water before spooling for 10-15 minutes, have never had the need for line conditioner, although I just bought some but haven't the need to use it.

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