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Old 03-19-2019, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Saltygatorvet View Post

if you are reeling it on with a spinning reel, you are putting twist in the line
If you roll it off the spool like you would for a conventional reel it will get a twist

Face the label of the spool towards the reel and let the line come over the edge of the spool
It will go on the reel the same way that it laid on the spool
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by tvguy243 View Post
If you roll it off the spool like you would for a conventional reel it will get a twist

Face the label of the spool towards the reel and let the line come over the edge of the spool
It will go on the reel the same way that it laid on the spool
This is correct.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:00 AM
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Line should go on the reel the same way it comes off. This is pretty clear for conventionals, less so for spinning reels.

The line should come _off_ the bulk spool with no twist. Which means it should be rolled off the edge with the spool spinning same as for a conventional, not looped off the side as described above.

For a spinning reel the line should be reeled on. The bail loops the line onto the reel from the end of the spool. This puts a twist in the line. When cast, the line line loops back off the end of the spool, un-doing the twist.

The only time you end up with twisted line coming off a properly spooled spinning reel is when the drag is pulling. That's just the way the reels work.

So you want to have twist in the line on the spool of a spinning reel so that it can untwist as it is cast. Besides, you aren't going to get zero twist on there in the first place unless your bulk spool is exactly the same diameter and width as your reel spool. Or you remove the spool from the reel and run the line on like a conventional, which isn't exactly convenient.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:16 PM
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Having my go to tackle shop do it is a win-win situation. They will do a much better job and I get to throw some business there way.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JerseyBros View Post
I made my own line winder and spool tensioning devise. it saves so much time versus hand cranking 500+ yards sometimes... I strip all my reels for the winter. It works with a normal drill. Keeping tension on the line is the biggest thing, spinning reels take the spool off and wind it directly to the spool in the winder, no twist!
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:17 PM
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Spool tensioned with the tennis balls, fill with water and start reeling. I've done a 50 wide with this once, probably never do it again, took forever.



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