Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Rockwall17, Flicker, Bigreel, FisherCenteal, Turkeywhite66!!!
103603 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84045
hopalong 75526
Pilothawk 74035
JDavis7873® 67380
John175 ® 61874
FattyMcButterpants 60638
Tritonman 57289
Derek 57035
SkeeterRonnie 52610
LoneStarSon® 52540
facebook
Forum Stats
103603 Members
61 Forums
869622 Topics
11410515 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11892841 - 10/21/16 01:23 PM 3 Ways to Reduce Spinning Reel Tangles
Fishin Machine Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 7021
Loc: WV

Top
#11892863 - 10/21/16 01:43 PM Re: 3 Ways to Reduce Spinning Reel Tangles [Re: Fishin Machine]
CoachCBA Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 6214
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Good stuff and timely for me. Thanks.
_________________________
"One can only get so stupid, then you die." - Pilothawk

Top
#11893005 - 10/21/16 03:19 PM Re: 3 Ways to Reduce Spinning Reel Tangles [Re: Fishin Machine]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7847
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Here are three more:

1. Braid
2. Braid
3. Braid

Not to be a SA but if you aren't using braid on your spinning reel with a fluoro or mono leader you are dealing with WAY more headaches than necessary.


Edited by Ken A. (10/21/16 03:25 PM)

Top
#11893014 - 10/21/16 03:27 PM Re: 3 Ways to Reduce Spinning Reel Tangles [Re: Ken A.]
CoachCBA Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 6214
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Here are three more:

1. Braid
2. Braid
3. Braid

Not to be a SA but if you aren't using braid on your spinning reel with a fluoro or mono leader you are dealing with WAY more headaches than necessary.


To me, leaders are their own headache.
_________________________
"One can only get so stupid, then you die." - Pilothawk

Top
#11893069 - 10/21/16 04:13 PM Re: 3 Ways to Reduce Spinning Reel Tangles [Re: Fishin Machine]
Brad R Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 937
Loc: Texas
Well, the good news is it is about 1/100th the problem on spinning reels that it is on baitcasters. We are off to a great start just by using them.

I don't recall seeing it, but the primary reason I have ever had issues with knots and tangles on spinning gear is when I am adding new line and I look over and see that if I can squeeze on just a bit more, I can use up the remaining line source. Bad mistake!!!; but, I think we have all done that, not wanting to leave a few yards unused where it might go wasted. What good is 10 yards of braid?

But, on spinning reels, you must stay away from full spools and I like to leave a little less that 1/4" or so.

Braid, too, is obvious. Since it doesn't "spring" off the spool having no memory, no elasticity . . . it behaves much better than fluoro or mono.

Always closing the bail with the reeling hand helps, too, to avoid line twisting.

Technique-wise, you can also eliminate line issues, again especially with fluoro and mono, by never reeling in against the drag. To do so means no line is being taken up but you are putting twists in it. Later, when you cast, a twisted line will be less manageable coming off the spool. Reeling in a fish on spinning tackle is different than with a baitcaster: you let the drag work, when it is time, you lift up on the rod tip to gain ground on the fish, then reel down on the line to take up slack. Repeat this until the fish is ready to grab.

Anyway, some ideas.

Brad


Edited by Brad R (10/21/16 04:18 PM)

Top
#11893108 - 10/21/16 04:50 PM Re: 3 Ways to Reduce Spinning Reel Tangles [Re: Ken A.]
RedSkeeter Offline
Bedazzled

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 13369
Loc: Emory, Texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Here are three more:

1. Braid
2. Braid
3. Braid

Not to be a SA but if you aren't using braid on your spinning reel with a fluoro or mono leader you are dealing with WAY more headaches than necessary.


Absolutely ..

I use braid exclusively with a leader, whether it be fishing for bass or redfish.. Good stuff Maynard thumb
_________________________

www.grandebass.com. www.dobynsrods.com




Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide