Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Guest

Line Twist

10 posts in this topic

I just used my new Abu Garcia spinning reel for the first time on opener and the line is already starting to twist. I have 6lb. Xl on it and I was using a lindy rig with a swivel. I can't figure out what is twisting the line, I'm starting to think it might be the reel. I have a shimmano symmetry which has the same line on it that never gets line twist. I spool the line on the same way for both of them; I set the spool on the ground label up and add a little pressure with my fingers. This is exactly how the box says to do it. Could this be the reel that is adding twist? Or could someone give me a suggestion on how to get rid of the twisting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you ever reel against the drag, you will twist the line 10X faster than just fishing.
I repeat (sort of) don't ever ever ever, reel in against the drag!
Good luck!
JC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do the rotors on your Shimano and Garcia reels turn the same direction? If so the line cannot be put on the reels the same way. The line has to go on the reel spool in the same direction it comes off the line spool to avoid twist.

With that said, I have spooled lines that twisted easily no matter if they were put on correctly or not...... one time and then I remember never to buy that line again.


To take the twist out, let most of your line out (with nothing attached) at trolling speed and then reel it back on, putting plenty of tension on the line between your fingers. You can also do this on a moving stream by letting the current take out your line, but I prefer do it from a boat. Current can do funny things with line.

[This message has been edited by uffdapete (edited 05-15-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple of thoughts on this topic. 1) Always close the bail with your hand, don't reel to close it, this also causes twist.
2) I used XL for years and liked it until I used Silver Thread AN 40 line. This line Twists a lot less than XL. It is a copolymer line and has less memory than XL, as well as a thinner diamater. It acts just like monofilament.
3) Depending on what Abu Garcia reel you have there could be a problem. I have used the older tournament series Garcia'a and Cardinal's as well as the new style Garcia's that came out last year. I can't recall the name of the Abu Garcia I got last year but I think it is an Enduer or something like that. This year when I was changing line on it I used my Berkelely line stripper and it couldn't even pull the line off because of the design of the spool. With all my old garcia'a and all my Shimano's that line stripper just pulls the line right off. I think the design of this spool relates directly to the line twist. The line should peal right off that spool very easily.

Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still say you guys are getting line twist cause you reel in while a fish is pulling drag.
I hear people doing it all the time, then bich about the line twist, I tell them why, but I think they have an ear canal that goes all the way through, 'cause once I tell 'em they continue to reel in against the drag.
My2
JC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I only used the reel for a couple days and I never reeled against the drag; considering I only caught little perch. And I'm pretty sure I never reeled the bail close. I think it's probably the reel, It's an Abu Garcia Endure. I've had a problem with a Quantum energy twisting the line before too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like you're skipping a step. Lay the spool on the ground, either side up, reel on 10 yards or so and check for twist. If there is any, flip the spool over and continue. Should do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you put the line on straight and your not reeking against the drag then SHAZAAM,, use 2 swivles. Your lindy rig is spinning when you pull it. YA YA I know you've never had this happen before using just one swivel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Surface Tension. After years of line twisting problems I switched to 2 swivels instead of 1 and so far it has done the trick. Other cause I have found over the years, are old line, and the line being over stretched, but that does not sound like your problem. After a big northern fight you can just about pull off your mono line and re-spool cause it has been stretched to much and is now a twisted mess waiting to happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What kind of swivels are you using. You might also want to try using a Ball-Bearing swivel they cost a little more but you'll have fewer twists. Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Check out the 2017 Obsession Hurcan 366fps and 3.9 lbs!
    •   When someone gets to the personal aspect, whether it's me or someone else, I will challenge them and if they can justify what they have said about an individual --OK -- otherwise show me why, and if it is just their opinion say so. I'll accept that if it's their opinion.   There is nothing generic about an insult, an insult is an insult. What do you consider as a douchebag?
    • Not sure why people get so worked up about being called dummies, poopyheads and sons of bees.  Whatever, its generic insults and this is the internet.   But yeah, there's a line somewhere in the there that separates the real douchebags* from the rest of us.  You know it when you see it.   *Sorry if any douchebags felt personally attacked by being called douchebags.
    • I was addressing it to JigSawJimmy Peatmoss  response : That's an opinion, not anything more , so I let it go.
    • Created/Saved all these jobs, cut gajillions off AF1 costs, etc.  Ok, so how did the that work?  Usually these sort of dealings aren't totally one sided.  At least the carrier deal had a bunch of Pence fingerprints on tax incentives Trump took credit for.   I have doubts that King Cheeto just shows up and blows a bunch of smoke up assses and corporate executives are just like, "Yay!"   Is Trump's Twitter bully pulpit that powerful?  He randomly yells at Boeing and they just fold over for him?  I thought we realized Trump on Twitter is only for the LOLs.
    • Well hope the Trump supporters are having fun, seems those days are numbered. Turns out you can't just yell fake news at real news and make it go away. The Feds are closing in, and at best it seems Trump thinks throwing Manafort to the wolves might get them off his tail. Anywho, lots of news today.   The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign   McCain: Congress doesn't have 'credibility' to handle Russia probes    Because this happened - House Intelligence chair discloses classified intel in clumsy effort to validate Trump   Also this earlier in the day -  Former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government."     And in completely unrelated news - remember those Carrier jobs you bragged about Trump saving? Yeah, those jobs are gone. Carrier pocketed the tax breaks then screwed the workers anyway. Great negotiation there. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/job-cuts-endure-at-indiana-factories-despite-trump-pressure-416511193.html
    •   Who are you addressing this to? I did not make the statement only re-posted it. I also don't find PEATMOSS's comment very humorous as well.   PEATMOSS said: This is still, by far, the funniest thing I have ever read on these threads in a decade.
    •   Anything you post on here from now on has no merit or credibility as far as I'm  concerned.  I wasn't even going to respond to this, but feel what you posted needed to be. If you wish to call my mother a dam, you will, the same as you called another persons mother that. I don't give a rats butt what your political views are, however when you start getting into personal attacks you had better look in a mirror. You don't probably don't know anyone on here personally, yet you attack someone on a personal bases, call there mother a dam and ridicule them because they had a lower portion of a leg amputated due to something they can control, but had no control whether they have the illness and sometime that illness makes you pay a price. BD2 has that illness he can control to a certain extent where he can lead a normal life, however there will be complications and from what I know of him he will accept that. I don't know DB2 personally, I've never met him, I've debated against some thing on this where he and I have had different views, I respect his opinions even though I disagree on many, BUT I SURE AS H--- DON"T ATTACK HIS ANCESTORY OR  ANY TYPE OF DISABILLITY
    • Yea yea all ya auld pharts would  pass out the minute she popped the first button!!
    • Would he get a free hoodie for his efforts?
  • Our Sponsors