Line spooling tip

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by wolfman, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Before spooling the new line onto your spool you might want to get rid of the memory it has retained. By running your line under some warm water you will find the line becomes more flexible and will spool onto your reel with fewer tangles.
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Hey thanks I will give that try
     

  3. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    I like to fill the reel spool full. Then I tie the end and walk around in the yard, letting the line out. Then I untie the end and re spool the line. Letting it untwist over bushes.
     
  4. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    That is a good tip, I read it in a magazine a few years ago and usually put my spool of line in a bucket of water while I reel it on to my reel, works well.
     
  5. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    A counnnntry boy caaaaaan suurvive!:wink:


    Dont even ask folks, you had to be there.
     
  6. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Thanks for the great tip.Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks:roll_eyes:
     
  7. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    thanks fer the tip. though ive recently switched to powerpro on my big reel, i still use cheap mono on my others.
     
  8. Muddler

    Muddler New Member

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    I usually buy "pony spools" of line. I fill up a small coffee can with warm water and put the line in, label side up. The coffee can is big enough to let the spool float and rotate while you spool up the line, but small enough so that the spool turns sideways. I let the spool sit in the water a few minutes before I start to reel up. This is the best way I've found to spool a spinning reel at home. After a dozen winds, I lean the rod forward to see if the line is starting to twist. If it is, I flip the spool over in the coffee can.
     
  9. field989

    field989 New Member

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    nice tip... ill have to give that a try!!!!
     
  10. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Man How come I had to be so Old before I found out about this? Thanks Men! Just ONE more reason why the BOC. is Tops in My Book! J.D.
    :big_smile:
     
  11. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Mark, thats too funny
     
  12. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, I will use it the next time I reline.
     
  13. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Thanks For The Tip.
     
  14. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    thanks for the tips ill have to try them
     
  15. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Good tip , thanks .
     
  16. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Thank's for the tip, I'm going to try that the next time I reline one of my reels...Beetle
     
  17. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I just ordered a new Shimano Symetre rear drag and I'm gonna try the warmwater spooling tecnique. Brilliant!
     
  18. Bravesnflat25

    Bravesnflat25 New Member

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    Great Idea on the line. Will Try it today.
     
  19. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    This is the easiest way I've found to spool up spinning reels so you get no twist. Find a junk reel and take out the post that the spool is threaded on. Then find a nut that fits the threads. Some spools will just screw right on, some will fit on and need the nut to hold them.And maybe a couple of washers. After that just place the other end in a cordless drill, set up the filler spool so the line is coming off the top, tie to your reel and go. The line coming off the filler is going on the reel spool with the same memory and shape. (Like an old reel to reel projector or tape recorder) This eliminates all line twist, and is so much faster than cranking the handel. Just move the line back and forth on the spool as you go.
     
  20. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    great idea.thanks for the tip.