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Old 01-27-2014, 10:52 PM
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How do you guys manage to spool your own conventional reels and avoid the loosy-goosy wraps back in the spool. Guess I need to despool and respool with more tension? Or just leave it alone and fish with it like that?
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Leave as is. On your next trip out stand in the back of the boat and let the line out. Then reel back in.
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Or you can bring it over to my house with some of Pennsy's finest and I will take care of it for you
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Leave as is. On your next trip out stand in the back of the boat and let the line out. Then reel back in.
X2 on my smaller reels, on my offshore reels 30's & 50's I have the tackle shop do it, they can apply more pressure than I can to pack it on tight.
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Default Re: spooling your reel to avoid loose wraps

What I've found that works well is take one or two pieces of lightly damp paper towel ball it up and hold it tightly and run the line through when spooling up. Wraps the line tight every time and you don't cut your fingers with braid either!
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What I've found that works well is take one or two pieces of lightly damp paper towel ball it up and hold it tightly and run the line through when spooling up. Wraps the line tight every time and you don't cut your fingers with braid either!
Wow!!! You did this? I could see doing it with mono. With even the slightest pressure. Braid will shred the balled up wet/damp paper towel, like a pitbull on a kitten. Not to mention tiny specs of towel coating the braid. Surely you meant you did this with mono, right?
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Try it, you'll be surprised the braid doesn't shred the damp paper towel at all. And unlike a glove or other dry method, the damp towel doesn't rub the coating off the braid either.

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Leave as is. On your next trip out stand in the back of the boat and let the line out. Then reel back in.
Don't make the mistake of putting a weight on it or you'll have a nice fight on your hands if you do.
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Don't make the mistake of putting a weight on it or you'll have a nice fight on your hands if you do.
So just let the line out with nothing on the end? Not even a swivel?
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Nothing. Just let line out by hand. Before you know it you'll be at the backing.
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