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Re: Pfluger President line twist problem

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all spinning reels twist line somewhat.spool size has a lot to do with it.the bigger the spool the better as far as twist goes.you should run your line out behind the boat with no lure after you fish as this will remove the twist.

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I too have a President, the 6735 size, and it's the most line twisting of any reel I've ever owned.  So far all I've used on it is original Stren mono, and Trilene mono, 8 lb.  Both lines twisted severely, enough that I started suspecting the reel to be the cause.  Of course I do fish Roostertails on it which do cause some of the twist.  But I've fished them for years on other reels with nowhere near as many issues as I have on this one.  

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I've been told a swivel helps but I've never had to use it in the past with other reels.  Don't know what the problem is on that design but I'm now starting to think I should go a different direction myself with spinning reels.  I love the design of the reels, but something just doesn't seem to work right somewhere.  That President has also had an issue with the gears grinding.  I've had two of them now and they both did that same thing, one worse than the other, but neither one of them should have did it at all.  Put that with line twist and I have 2 good reasons to switch to another reel brand now.

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there is only one way to cure line twist, regardless of the reel and line used...  TROLL it.  Even freshly spooled line will have some twist.  Depending on what baits you use, it will twist more, but no matter the cause, or equipment, trolling fixes it.  Once every 1-4 days depending on use and baits will usually be sufficient.

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the few times ive fished my 6740 , i didnt have severe twist problems.

on my 6725 , i did have slight problems , but line conditioner helped out a bit.

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I have 2 6730s that I use all the time. I like the reels and have had less problems with line twist with them (very minimal) than any other spinning reels I have owned. For the money I believe they are a good value. With that said, I have never fished with any "high end" spinning reels, so there may be better reels available. Just my .02 worth.

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Just a thought... Try a drop of oil on the line roller at the end of the bail wire.

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I have 2 6730's that I use all the time. I like the reels and have had less problems with line twist with them (very minimal) than any other spinning reels I have owned. For the money I believe they are a good value. With that said, I have never fished with any "high end" spinning reels, so there may be better reels available. Just my .02 worth.

It has actually occurred to me that the size of the reel might have something to do with it cause I also own a Trion which is the same design as the President minus 3 bearings which makes no difference at all to the line, but I got the Trion in the 30 size instead of the 35.  It does twist line some but not nearly as bad it seems.  I don't know if it's the spool size, or what the difference is really cause I can line both reels with the same line and the President will need new line faster than the Trion does, even though I fish the Trion more.  I just like the rod the Trion is on better so I use it most.  The Trion still twists line, and it seems to do it worse than I remember either of my old Abu Garcia Cardinals ever doing but I can actually manage to use it anyway.  The President just seems to need new line everytime I pick it up.  Who knows.......

I guess the reel's size really doesn't effect it that way but man it sure seems to.

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I've had no more line twist with my Presidents than any other spinning reel.

Make sure you manually flip your bail over.  That helps.  

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I'm religious about manually flipping. Since buying these two Pfluegers, I don't think I've cranked them closed even just once, playing around or otherwise.

I don't know what it is, maybe I just got some bad line. I've never had so much line twist before though. It's so bad that if I give any slack in the line, it will kink up and wrap around itself a dozen times. You ever see an extra long phone cord on a receiver that was stretched out and twisted together all over the place??  That's what my line looks like after making a cast sometimes, before closing the bail.

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