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Putting line on a spinning reel

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How are you putting new line on your spinning reels? I tried doing it myself in the past and never had good results.

I have been taking it to Gander, but some bone-headed kid dropped and damaged a spool last year.

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Make sure the line comes off the spool the same way that it goes on the reel. This will eliminate twists in the line once it is on the reel. I have found that some line will just want to twist no matter which way it is put on. I stick with P-Line now and haven't had any problems at all.

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I have had less problems with Gamma then other brands but if I use Stren Magnathin I will spool it up in the boat and then troll it off the reel and pull it for a while and then spool it back up. It seems to get rid of some of the memory and maybe because its wet it seems to have less problems.

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If you don't have time to pull the line behind a boat, you can let it out on a grassy area. Drag it for a ways then reel it back on. I do this with my spinning reels after about every third time of fishing. Keeps the line twist down considerably.

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I set the spool flat on the floor, making sure that it comes off the spool the same direction as the bail is turning. This shouldn't cause any twist. I occasionally stop and dip the rod to make slack and see if it twists. It always falls limp on the ground with no twists.

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I set the spool flat on the floor, making sure that it comes off the spool the same direction as the bail is turning. This shouldn't cause any twist. I occasionally stop and dip the rod to make slack and see if it twists. It always falls limp on the ground with no twists.

Not sure about this one, since the diameters of the spools are very different from the line package to the reel.

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I set the spool flat on the floor, making sure that it comes off the spool the same direction as the bail is turning. This shouldn't cause any twist. I occasionally stop and dip the rod to make slack and see if it twists. It always falls limp on the ground with no twists.

Been doing it like this for 30 years without problems, just make sure your line comes off the spool the same way it goes on the reel. I also spray mine with reel magic as I spool up and let the line set to the reel for a day.

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I do it stated as above, however I have a berkley line system. But it pretty much does the same thing. I check for twisting often. but its usually fine. If there is some twisting, turn the spool over and make a few handle turns, it will twist the line in the other direction and even it out.

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I haven't tried it but some guys put the spool in a bucket of warm water. They claim it takes some of the memory out.

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I put the spool on the foor & reel the line in while pinching it slightly with my forefinger & thumb. Just a little tension to make sure it's winding up tight. As soon as the line starts to coil, flip the spool over & continue reeling. Keep flipping the spool everytime it starts to coil until you've loaded the reel. Simple, but has worked great for many years.

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I put the spool on the foor & reel the line in while pinching it slightly with my forefinger & thumb. Just a little tension to make sure it's winding up tight. As soon as the line starts to coil, flip the spool over & continue reeling. Keep flipping the spool everytime it starts to coil until you've loaded the reel. Simple, but has worked great for many years.

This is the way I do it too. Once and awhile there's an issue, but since I switched to Fireline a few years ago I haven't had one.

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