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Bob Dole

Abu Garcia Soron and line twist

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I've been using a Soron on one of my rods for about 5 months now and really like the reel, still as smooth as the day I bought it, lays line down well, smooth drag and feels overall great, I really want to love this reel but I'm having a problem with it and line twist.

This problem may be my fault and I don't know so I figured it would be best to ask.

I'm using Power-pro braid (20/6) and when I spooled the line on I spooled it as you would a baitcaster, with a pencil in the spool and using tension as apposed to the old method of seeing which way the line comes off the spool then matching it to the bail rotation and laying it flat and spooling that way. The Soron has a line twist bearing in the bail and every other spinning reel that I own with this feature recommends spooling them with the "baitcster" method.

Problem is that every 30th or so cast I will get a big nasty knot about 20 feet up from my lure, which usually ends in me just cutting the line, I also tend to get a lot of spiraling on my line which I don't see in other spinning reels using the same line. This is my first real experience with twist and braids so it's kinda different looking to me than twist with mono or flouro.

Any other Soron users out there experience this or am I spooling this reel incorrectly?

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I have a soron 40 with 15# PP......no line twist.  I take no special care in spooling, just let the filler flop around but I run it tight thru my fingers with the drag cranked way down.  Knots on braid are usually caused by a loop, sometimes creating by jigging or twitching a top lure.

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That's the weird thing, it's happening when I'm swimming a grub.

Line seems fine on a retrieve, I cast then pop, I hear the knot running through the eyelets and it's big and nasty, looks like about 20-30 loops all gathered up in a ball. Only happens on this reel, I know I had to have done something wrong somewhere.

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i'm just wondering what the instructions that came with the reel say about  spooling line onto the reel. they are not all the same: i've seen some say to pull line from the bottom of the filler spool, some from the top, and others with the spool on its side. it is important to do it exactly the way the manufacturer tells you to do it since each has their own implementation of the anti-twist feature.

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I suspect that your problem is some of your line is wrapping on the drag tension knob as you first start winding. It is very common with braids since they are so flexible. If you have any slack when closing the bail, it will happen occasionally. If it is windy, it will occur more often. You just have to be more observant each time you make a couple of handle turns to catch it before a lot of line gets retrieved and a cast made.

If you close the bail by hand and rub your palm over the spool lip to assure that the line in started on the spool every time, it will never happen. I forget sometimes when the fish are biting well and get those knots too.

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