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Line Twisting

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Hi I'm new to the site. Got a question for any one out there with information.

Is there a good line for vertical jigging that will not twist. I am currently using Berkley Trilene XL #6. It always twists up during the day and I end up throwing about 50 ft of line away per day. Is there a good line out there that will not do this?

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I believe line twist all comes from how you spool your line up on your reel. If you do it incorrectly it will twist on you. We have used Berkley XL,XT, and Tournament Strength and if we don't pay attention to how it's spooling up it will twist on us no matter how we're fishing with it. As long as we spool it up according to the directions we never have a problem. Good Luck!

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That should be good line I use Berkley cold weather and love it.
Two questions is it twisting right away?
(solution flip spool over)
or do you us a swivel on your jig which will also twist it if you are pounding alot
(solution tie direct)
hope this helps if not you will have to turn to the real experts

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the guys are right. first you have to determine if the twist are coming from putting it on backwards, or from your lure. jigs, jigging lures of many types will twist as you work them. a swivel can sometimes help. or may make it worse. one neat trick i read about in my last bassmasters mag. on jigging spoons was; that they will twist your line. after a while, just lower your lure to the depth you are fishing and lay the rod down. the line will start untwisting it self and in doing so it spins the lure. gives the fish a different look and all you have to do is watch. in the summer i usually let the line out behind the boat every once in a while to uload the line. . hope this helps ! del

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Putting it on backwards is the main issue...

The directions say "If the twist sets in flip the spool over and continue to fill".

Well, easier said is to open your bail after about 12 turns of the reel, and if it comes off like a slinky, flip the spool over.

Summertime is easy to fix line while in the boat. While moving at idle I let a bunch of line out and drag it in the water for about 50 yards and then reel in. Comes off the spool like a dream after that.

If you fish alot of Bluegills your line will twist up on you alot quicker...Bluegills have a "swirling" tendancy in their battle.

If you want to have some real fun with line problems, twisting, mother nature knots, and "birds nests" give Stren a try. grin.gif

PCG

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cmpeterson
Does that have to be a ball bearing swivel? and what size number?

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