Respooling-please help

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by strictly catfish, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. I was hoping a brother fom Catfish 1 could explain to me how to respool a Zebco 733 close-face fishing rod?
    I am a bigginer when it comes to re-spooling so any help would be appreciated.


    Tight lines and bent poles.
    sTRICTLY Catfish
     
  2. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    You can do this a couple different ways. 1.Strip all the line off,tie new line on,and reel it in. When I do this,I get 1 of my kids to hold the spool with a pencil through the hole. Be sure to hold tension an the line with your free hand.2. Take most of the line off. Then tie an albright knot in it. Repeat the spooling. On zebcos,I always run the line through the cover first.
    If you're not a knot specialist,go to www.animatedknots.com. They have step by step videos and pictures of all kinds of knots.
     

  3. Thank's for the help.


    sTRICTLY Catfish
     
  4. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    U NEED

    a bucket,line,water,towel

    im a light tackle guy so i go through line real quickly.......


    throw the spool in the water and let it soak for 5 min... take line from the spool and put a piece of tape on the reel or tye it.....PLACE A TOWELL over the line that is comming from the bucket......reel in :tounge_out:


    after im done spooling all my reels ill go and throw them in the front yard to remove twists and reduce memory......:wink:

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  5. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    This might be a dumb question,burt whats the purpose of the water?
     
  6. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    a lot of people ask me that... put a splitshot on 10 lb mono and let it hang...... now wet the line for 5 minutes..... it will be striaghter thus making it more pliable.... also when the line it tends to hold less memory.... now after i spool my stuff i make a couple cast out in the front yard so maby it dont mater to wet the line.... i do it anyway :smile2:
     
  7. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I do the same but for the life of me I cant recall if there was a expansion and contraction reason also.
     
  8. Bambu

    Bambu New Member

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    you can use hot water also, not too hot, helps relax the line. i run mine through a telephone book for tension, use more pages for more tension less for less. if its a spinning reel make sure the line comes off the spool in the same direction it goes on the reel, this hepls alot
     
  9. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    for instant limp line use warm water.... :wink:

    its good to do it all at once.... throw the line in a bucket......peel the line off.. respool..... it takes me like a half hour to respool 5 combos......

    every now and then ill hook up my drill to the spindle on the handle so i get done faster......( i dont care what anyone says... SHAKESPEARE ALPHAS saltwater reels take alot of crap.......) i drug mine into a sandy crapy pond and used it all weekend.. when i got home i cleaned it out and it worked like new) wont buy any other brand reel....and there only $20....BURN IT UP AND PITCH IT OUT