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So, I spooled some Invisx Fluorocarbon on 2 different spinning reels (Shimano Stradic & Symetre).  The Stradic is fine but I have major line twist problems on the Symetre.  How could this happen if I spooled them the same and any suggestions to correct the line twist?  Thanks.

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On the Stradic, I used a 1/16th jig head with a worm.  On the Symetre, I originally used a weightless worm but I decided to switch to cranks, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits (I also used a Johnson silver minnow at one point).

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On the Stradic, I used a 1/16th jig head with a worm. On the Symetre, I originally used a weightless worm but I decided to switch to cranks, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits (I also used a Johnson silver minnow at one point).

A weightless worm and the silver minnow will give you line twist no matter what kind of line or reel that you use, unless a swivel is used. If you fish from a boat let out the line with nothing attached to it behind the boat and run at a fast idle for about 100 yards. That will take care of the twist.

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There is only one universal cure for line twist...  troll it.  Depending on how you spooled it, what presentations you fish and a few other habits will dictate how often this is necessary

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Thanks for the help.  What's interesting is that I have used a weightless worm and switched to other applications using Yo-Zuri Hybrid US and no issues.  Just interesting that this fluoro line twists up easier.  

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The weightless worm was most likely the major contributor of the line twist. If you use a ribbon tail worm with the light jig head, it will cause line twist also.

I fish weightless or very lightly weighted worms about 90% of the time, so I use braid for that application.

No particular line twists any more than any other line with the same presentation and equipment. Line memory is another different animal though.

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I just tried the line conditioner spray for the first time and found it to help a lot with casting and line twist. You'll still have to unwind once in a while but not as often.

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For what it's worth, I have never used fluoro but my buddy tried it on his spinning reel this season and had nothing but trouble.

I'm not knocking fluoro but maybe it doesn't belong on spinning reels  ? :-?

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