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line twist ???

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I fish mainly river systems and fish only for walleyes, I do very little deadsticking, mostly jigging I have a problem with the lures spinning like crazy, what is the best way to prevent line twist?

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not an expert, but do you use a swivel to a leader?

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Yes I do ,but still get twist, Maybe Im not using a good brand of swival, any recomended swivals?

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what is the best way to prevent line twist?

Presuming it is not your lure shape-size interacting with the current and jigging action - spool your fresh line correctly, that's the best way to be sure.

Assuming spinning reel on ice? Most reels spin clock-wise viewed from from the front, so that means you need to set your fresh store-bought spool down on the floor so the line comes off counter-clockwise when viewed from above as you spool up.

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I agree with federline. You should always make sure you spool your line correctly. I am surprised a swivel does not cure your issue. What kind/shape jigs are you using?

I had this issue last year when I started jigging with an airplane style jig. The swivel solved my problem right away...

Good luck!

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Consider setting up an ice rig with a baitcasting reel, preferably one designed for pitching.

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