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Question by fisherman14. Uploaded on August 21, 2009
You probably never spooled your reel properly and therefore are being introduced to the lovely wind knot. I am assuming that you are using a spinning outfit, and that when you spooled your line you pulled the line off the spool instead of letting it unwind. After attaching the line to your reel spool, you then lay the line spool flat on the ground (usually label side up) and then reel the line onto your reel spool. This will reduce wind knots, pack your line onto your reel spool more evenly, which all inturn allows you to get maximum performance out of your reel and line.
Great advice from steack... I gave him a yes. Also, if you are casting or trolling spinners, they will twist the line and eventually cause bad mess. Also, if your drag is too loose and you allow fish (or even the lure) to strip line from a spinning reel, it adds a twist to your line with each revolution of the arbor.
The easiest way to keep it free of twisted line from any cause is if you can get in a boat, cut any terminal tackle off your line and free spool all the line out as you troll. After all the line is out, reel the line in again. As it comes in, it will un-twist and lay on the arbor straight.
Reline your spool and do it tight. Loose string is probably the culprit.
When spooling on new line, lay spool flat on table and check for line twist after about six turns of the handle. This twist will normally wrap around the rod tip. If this occurs, stop and turn the new spool over and continue while checking again. Just remember it is important to check for twist early to make sure you are spooling correctly.
Always - ALWAYS us a quality swivel
always make sure your line is tight before starting your retrieve, otherwise it can and will throw twist in ur line.
If your reel is already spooled you can take twist out by letting all your line out the back of your boat, when you wins in the weightless line it will be twist free. Must do this with nothing on end of line
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