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#12556935 - 12/30/17 12:53 PM Line Coil.....How do you deal with??
ksalmon Offline
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Registered: 07/09/10
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Iíve got fluorocarbon on most of my rods and when starting the day out fishing it coils up really bad. What can I do to minimize this? Is mono any better? Currently just use mono for topwater. Never been a fan of braid. Maybe I need to re-visit braid but fishing in really clear water it makes me doubt myself. Thoughts??

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#12556941 - 12/30/17 01:01 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
RiveraTackleCo. Offline
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Run the line out completely on the reel and reel it back in while spraying line conditioner. The heavier the line the harder it is to completely get the coils out though.
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#12556948 - 12/30/17 01:07 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
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Braid mainline. Any loss in bite frequency is balanced by improved bite detection
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#12556950 - 12/30/17 01:07 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
Bill Durham Offline
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Loc: Crowley
you don't mention if you are using spinning or baitcasting reels.. I have gone to 30lb braid and 12lb fluro leader on my spinning reels. The twist still exists with braid.. but its just not near as problematic as fluro or mono. I use 30lb braid.. which is the same diameter as 12lb mono. I may go down in braid size based on what I have been seeing of the Elite guys. I use 12lb mono on my trap and shallow crank bait rigs to allow for some stretch on the strike. Deep divers, soft plastics.. all braid on both baitcasting and spinning. I'm pretty happy with this setup.

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#12556978 - 12/30/17 01:39 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
206champion Offline
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I run my line out and let it stretch a little and then reel it back in in a rag with line conditioner on it
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#12557010 - 12/30/17 02:11 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Are you spooling it onto your reel correctly? How are you spooling it off the spools to your reel?


Edited by B.Hollingshead (12/30/17 02:12 PM)
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#12557025 - 12/30/17 02:25 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: collincountytx]
Chris_K Offline
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Braid mainline. Any loss in bite frequency is balanced by improved bite detection

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#12557035 - 12/30/17 02:33 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
GROD Offline
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Line conditioner... what brand you using... are your rods stored in the cold garage or inside your house..


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#12557037 - 12/30/17 02:38 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Is it coiled or twisted?
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#12558090 - 12/31/17 11:18 AM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
forkduc Offline
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Stretch it and apply conditioner

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#12558179 - 12/31/17 12:23 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: ksalmon]
stringwise Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 258
Originally Posted By: ksalmon
Iíve got fluorocarbon on most of my rods and when starting the day out fishing it coils up really bad. What can I do to minimize this? Is mono any better? Currently just use mono for topwater. Never been a fan of braid. Maybe I need to re-visit braid but fishing in really clear water it makes me doubt myself. Thoughts??


I've seen this question asked a lot on TFF and maybe I'm lucky but I've never had this issue. I have never owned line conditioner and have never even thought about it. I run #8 to #20 on about 20 combos with a variety of line and reel brands. I usually fill my reels to the top and don't fish them below a half spool.


Braid will solve the coil issues and it's cheaper to run in the long run. I don't like it for most techniques on a bait caster but do run it on a few.

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#12558255 - 12/31/17 01:02 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10159
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: RiveraTackleCo.
Run the line out completely on the reel and reel it back in while spraying line conditioner. The heavier the line the harder it is to completely get the coils out though.


This^^^^^

This subject pops up every year when the weather gets cold. Fluorocarbon is fluorocarbon. It is a pain in general. The question you have to ask yourself is, Is it worth it? Do I feel like it helps me catch more fish? Does it give me more confidence? Do I use it because "They" say it helps you catch more fish?

Braid is a pain too but it obviously has no memory. It is way visible. It gets wind knots. It is very difficult to pick out if you backlash.

Mono is a good compromise between the two but it has a lot of stretch. It is more visible in very clear water than Flo. Is still has quite a bit of memory in cold weather but it is 1/5 the price of Flo so you don't feel quite as bad stripping it off and putting on new line every trip so you don't have to deal with the memory.

So to answer the OP's question. You deal with it however you choose to deal with it. You can also tie off the end of it and stretch it a bit before you hit the lake. That helps too. Does it hurt the line to do so? Maybe.. Line conditioner helps.

I fished last Thursday when the high for the day was 37. I had Seaguar Invisx on three reels. I had 15 Big Game on one more. I put new 17 Invisx on one of the reels in the boat right before I started fishing. It was a pleasure to fish with. The other rods and reels. Not so much.

I will add this. If you are throwing a moving bait that you are going to cast out and reel back, the line memory is much easier to deal with than if you are fishing a worm or jig.

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#12558292 - 12/31/17 01:21 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: Ken A.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3741
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: RiveraTackleCo.
Run the line out completely on the reel and reel it back in while spraying line conditioner. The heavier the line the harder it is to completely get the coils out though.


This^^^^^

This subject pops up every year when the weather gets cold. Fluorocarbon is fluorocarbon. It is a pain in general. The question you have to ask yourself is, Is it worth it? Do I feel like it helps me catch more fish? Does it give me more confidence? Do I use it because "They" say it helps you catch more fish?

Braid is a pain too but it obviously has no memory. It is way visible. It gets wind knots. It is very difficult to pick out if you backlash.

Mono is a good compromise between the two but it has a lot of stretch. It is more visible in very clear water than Flo. Is still has quite a bit of memory in cold weather but it is 1/5 the price of Flo so you don't feel quite as bad stripping it off and putting on new line every trip so you don't have to deal with the memory.

So to answer the OP's question. You deal with it however you choose to deal with it. You can also tie off the end of it and stretch it a bit before you hit the lake. That helps too. Does it hurt the line to do so? Maybe.. Line conditioner helps.

I fished last Thursday when the high for the day was 37. I had Seaguar Invisx on three reels. I had 15 Big Game on one more. I put new 17 Invisx on one of the reels in the boat right before I started fishing. It was a pleasure to fish with. The other rods and reels. Not so much.

I will add this. If you are throwing a moving bait that you are going to cast out and reel back, the line memory is much easier to deal with than if you are fishing a worm or jig.


So in summation ( finally found a spot to use that word, impressive ) Invisx is the way to go for fluorocarbon ? Or were you referring to 17lb ? I usually fish 12lb flouro for square bill, chatter baits, etc. - 15lb flouro for worms/jig in light cover, 17lb Trilene XT for thicker brush and 60lb braid for real heavy deep brush. Drop shotting is either 12 or 10 depending on depth and cover. Do I need some changes ? I can take a small amount of abuse.
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#12558308 - 12/31/17 01:32 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10159
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
So in summation ( finally found a spot to use that word, impressive ) Invisx is the way to go for fluorocarbon ? Or were you referring to 17lb ? I usually fish 12lb flouro for square bill, chatter baits, etc. - 15lb flouro for worms/jig in light cover, 17lb Trilene XT for thicker brush and 60lb braid for real heavy deep brush. Drop shotting is either 12 or 10 depending on depth and cover. Do I need some changes ? I can take a small amount of abuse.


Very Impressive Ronnie. Did you google that?

Yes 17# Invisx. I like Berkley and Seaguar. Both are good. Just be aware that 15# Berkley and 15# Invisx handles very differently. Compare the diameters and you'll see. The difference is noticeable.

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#12558316 - 12/31/17 01:38 PM Re: Line Coil.....How do you deal with?? [Re: Ken A.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3741
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
So in summation ( finally found a spot to use that word, impressive ) Invisx is the way to go for fluorocarbon ? Or were you referring to 17lb ? I usually fish 12lb flouro for square bill, chatter baits, etc. - 15lb flouro for worms/jig in light cover, 17lb Trilene XT for thicker brush and 60lb braid for real heavy deep brush. Drop shotting is either 12 or 10 depending on depth and cover. Do I need some changes ? I can take a small amount of abuse.


Very Impressive Ronnie. Did you google that?

Yes 17# Invisx. I like Berkley and Seaguar. Both are good. Just be aware that 15# Berkley and 15# Invisx handles very differently. Compare the diameters and you'll see. The difference is noticeable.


No didn't google, learned it in the first grade just never found a spot to use it. What about 12lb vs 15lb. Tackle warehouse has 12lb Invisx for $59 and 15lb for $69 1000 yd spools.
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