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ACSooner80
07-30-2010, 11:39 PM
Ok I respooled on of my reels tonight, and I have one of those plano boxes that holds ur line, and my spool of line has three rubberbands round it as per employee as Bass Pro said could do that to add tension insist of buyin a $30 respoolin station. It was workin great but at times when I go to cast out it unravels alil fast but then it stops, what is the best way to not cause kink or knots? I have some line coniditioner I got a few weeks ago never used, is that the best thing? Or do I need to add more tensions to the line some how as I respool my reel?

Thanks,
AC

sulphurspringsfisherman
07-30-2010, 11:44 PM
what kind of reel is it spinning or what

ACSooner80
07-30-2010, 11:46 PM
Ya an open face spinnin reel....

sulphurspringsfisherman
07-30-2010, 11:52 PM
what i do is press the line against the pole lightly and reel slow making sure that you dont let go of that pressure

GCD
07-30-2010, 11:58 PM
While you're out in the boat, idle along and let all of you line out behind the boat with nothing on the end (not even a hook). Then anfter idling around for a few minutes with all your line out take a rag and dampen it with lake water, the pinch it around your line between the reel and the first rod eye. Keep the line pinched between the dampened rag and start reeling your line in, make sure your drag is tight and doesn't slip while reeling the line in under pressure. This will load the line on your spool good and tight and will also remove any line twists.

I also use the dampened rag when respooling here at the house, it really does a good job of packing the line on and the moisture in the rag will prevent the friction from heating up your line and causing abrasion... it'll also remove any dust or chalk from your line.

azslabber
07-31-2010, 12:25 AM
If you don't have a boat,just go out to your truck after spooling the line and tie it to your bumper and walk out until you are at the end and reel it in with your drag tightened up a little.Keep a slight bend in your rod and stretch it a little before you start reeling it in to get rid of the memory in it.

GCD
07-31-2010, 12:55 AM
If you don't have a boat,just go out to your truck after spooling the line and tie it to your bumper and walk out until you are at the end and reel it in with your drag tightened up a little.Keep a slight bend in your rod and stretch it a little before you start reeling it in to get rid of the memory in it.

Be sure to untie the line from your bumper before you start reeling so it can flip and flop around and untangle itself. Youll also need to flip your dampened rag over a few times to remove the dirt, dust, and debris from the line and rag.

skeetbum
07-31-2010, 05:47 AM
If you don't have a boat,just go out to your truck after spooling the line and tie it to your bumper and walk out until you are at the end and reel it in with your drag tightened up a little.Keep a slight bend in your rod and stretch it a little before you start reeling it in to get rid of the memory in it.

This works better with a ball bearing swivel between the line and the fixed point. GCF's idea of letting it flop around has merit, but relieves the tension I like to put the line on with. Also make sure the line is coming off the side of the spool in the same direction that it's going on the reel or you will have a genuine nightmare.:eek: Just my 2 cents.

crappieseeker
07-31-2010, 07:57 AM
and yes you can use that line conditioner as well

Team M&M
07-31-2010, 08:41 AM
Most sporting good stores will put line on your reels for you. I know all 3 sporting goods stores here do it. They do charge a small fee but if you buy the line from their store they will do it for FREE!! I get all my reels done at academy sports. I have my freshwater reels done every 6 months and my saltwater reels every year. I go in pick out the line I want on my reels and hand it to the guy at the counter.
I purposely go like on a Tuesday during the day when I know they won't be busy. That way I won't have to leave my reels there overnight. I walk around the store and browse for 15 minutes while they line my reels and I walk away knowing it got done right.

Never had a problem with kinky line because they know what they are doing and they use a machine to put the line on evenly and the correct way.

I know most of you prefer to do it at home yourself and I used to be the same way but relining a dozen reels twice a year is a pain and I figure if I'm gonna be buying the new line, I might as well take advantage of free spooling services.

Fatman
07-31-2010, 06:54 PM
For me it doesn't matter what kind of reel it is but I always spool the line and hold the line in between some damp paper towels. This helps it to stretch a little and it also gets the powder off the line which kind of conditions it.

Been doing this for years and never had problems.

Fatman

GCD
07-31-2010, 07:03 PM
This works better with a ball bearing swivel between the line and the fixed point. GCF's idea of letting it flop around has merit, but relieves the tension I like to put the line on with. Also make sure the line is coming off the side of the spool in the same direction that it's going on the reel or you will have a genuine nightmare.:eek: Just my 2 cents.

That's one of the reasons for pinching the line inbetween a damp cloth with the hand you're holding the rod with, it adds the tension you need to pack the line onto the spool.


For me it doesn't matter what kind of reel it is but I always spool the line and hold the line in between some damp paper towels. This helps it to stretch a little and it also gets the powder off the line which kind of conditions it.

Been doing this for years and never had problems.

Fatman

Exactly!!!;)

Hanr3
07-31-2010, 10:39 PM
I slide a pencil throught the spool, then use my toes fo hold the pencil. I use the sides of my feet for tension, and I also pinch the line between my thumb and index finger while reeling it in.

Never had a problem. N oneed for a $30 tool that your feet can do. Plsu I can respool whiel watching a fishing show in the comforto fo my living room.

blairarnold
08-02-2010, 03:52 PM
I just hold the line between my thumb and index finger while I'm reeling the line in and that works well, but I like the idea of the damp rag. I think I'll try that next time.

Eager Beaver
08-02-2010, 08:47 PM
I just use my thumb and index finger and add saliva to my fingers and add the tension that way. It removed the chalk from the line and I can feel how much tension is being applied to the line as I wind it on the spool. This has always worked for me. EB