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« on: April 18, 2013, 07:40:15 pm »
Why does my line look like spirals even when it's brand new? Try to keep lubed with magic reel. This includes all line except for braid, usually. Am I putting it on too tight or just crap line? I try to get the best I can on a small budget.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 06:28:39 pm »
Have Berkeley spooling station. Try to spool about ten turns then check line for twist. If no twist, I'll keep reeling and even pinch line to make sure no twist. I stop at least 1/8 from top edge of spool. Tie on a 1/4 oz. weight and cast. Got spiral. This is on bait casters. Spinning reels , I don't use the station ( just easier). I also like to use barrel swivels mainly for cranks and such just to eliminate twist. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 06:33:56 pm »
On baitcaster the line should be coming off the top of the line spool....Spool will be going counter clockwise.  Spinning gear line should be coming off bottom, spool clockwise.

Somewhat offtopic but line brand could have a lot to do with it. That line spray stuff is nice but not a cure all by any means. I perfer P-Line and McCoy Line.  McCoy is basically the same thing as P-Line but half the cost.  I get 1000 yard spools for $25 at tackle warehouse.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 07:04:22 pm »
Just up graded from stren to spider wire and seagur. Haven't had chance to use Seaguar on water yet. Both in mono & flouro.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 08:56:11 pm »
If I do counter clock wise, line spools from bottom & clock wise from top. Sorry but I am confused. No matter how I turn the spool, it's always clockwise.

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 08:55:28 am »
Should be the way your line spool is turning. Not spool attached to reel. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 08:01:04 pm »
Couldn't,find where I posted it but, when I said I change my braid every 3 tourneys, that's after I rotate it to another reel a couple of times. After talking with a few of y'all, I found out that I really don't even need to change it that often. Thanks guys.

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 02:42:48 pm »
How about this. I buy a spool of line, usually flouro, which comes in 200 yards. My reels only take around 145 yards. What to do with extra? Some I use for braid backing and think if I tie together, the knots may be weak and break. Don't need that.

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 04:14:11 pm »
Yeah, back all your spools half way with cheap crappy line, then the remaining half with your quality line.  You'll cut your line use by 50% and be able to afford to replace line more often....

Also this makes it easier to replace your line.  I know how much James H hates relining, this process makes it a tad easier. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 04:27:45 pm »
OK. I get it now. So use backing for my new line instead of using 145 yards of new. Never even thought of that. But makes sense. Thanks guys.

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2013, 04:29:45 pm »
you'll need to know this knot to do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WigqdKpE7M
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 04:38:54 pm »
Guess you didn't see me chucking the slab I was using on Saturday. I would say I could cast it close to 100 yards or the equivalent of three country miles.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 10:56:08 pm »
Just up graded from stren to spider wire and seagur. Haven't had chance to use Seaguar on water yet. Both in mono & flouro.

I went from Sniper Line to P line and love P line...

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013, 06:05:21 am »
Yeah, back all your spools half way with cheap crappy line, then the remaining half with your quality line.  You'll cut your line use by 50% and be able to afford to replace line more often....

Also this makes it easier to replace your line.  I know how much James H hates relining, this process makes it a tad easier.



No offense guys and maybe u can explain this better to me, but to me this makes no sense, because now ive got to worry about casting out the crappy line thats used for backing, and having a fish break the crappy knot that was probably tied to it. Why not just put a 100yds of new line on each reel?? plenty of line unless ur name is jake and ur casting a 3lb spoon

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 06:27:30 am »
If you set it up properly you will never cast out your old line.  Plus if you only fill your spool up half way you are reducing the full potential of the casting capability of the rod and reel setup.  You can gain (especially on lighter lures like crank baits) tons of distance by going to 10lb line and filling up to spool capacity.  On heavy lures it doesn't matter much how full you fill your spool. 
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