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#12922423 - 10/04/18 09:39 AM Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist
ALY Offline

Registered: 08/11/16
Posts: 35
I have an Abu Revo SX Spinning reel that I use for drop shot, it has 12# fluoro on it right now. I was locked on a point the other day and making cast's about 20 yards out and doing real slow retrieval . After the 10th cast or so, the line twist was so bad, it knotted itself up and I had to cut a good portion of line off the spool and re tie.

Is this just the nature of the beast with this kind of setup, or is my casting the drop shot away from the boat causing it as opposed to just dropping the bait straight down beside the boat?

If it helps, I do have the drop shot hooks with the built in swivels to help prevent some of the line twist.

If you have any tips or tricks to help avoid what happened to me the other day, I would love to hear any feedback.

Thanks in advance,

#12922743 - 10/04/18 01:24 PM Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7789
all my spinning reels are spooled with braid, I got tired of the 'twist' fight years ago.
I'll use 10-30 pound Power Pro depending on the usage, even 50 pound sometimes in spring when throwing frogs over pads.
For drop shots, I like 20 pound braid with 8-10 pound trilene mono. I'll use about a 8 -10 foot leader, tied on with a double uni-knot. Really makes it much easier. JIM

#12922856 - 10/04/18 03:01 PM Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1950
Loc: Texas
ALY, I agree with JIM that braid is just so much better. As a second choice, I'd go to some of the more modern monofilament. Fluorocarbon misbehaves badly after it twists up a bit.

Could I make a presentation suggestion, this using braid to a 6 or so feet long fluorocarbon leader? When you reel in the line, leave it out long enough so that the drop sinker at the very termination of your line is dangling about equal to your rod butt end or a bit shorter. Just grab the sinker, drop your rid tip low and make a long pitching motion. It is, in effect, a cast made from down low instead of slung from above your head.

Drop shots are not normally long distance presentations but I have made them all the way to the centers of ponds, what, I suppose 120 feet or so.

Too, with that pitching style, the rig won't tumble as much through the air.


#12923873 - 10/05/18 04:06 PM Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY]
MinMirny Offline

Registered: 11/21/17
Posts: 102
Loc: Austin, TX
Number one way to prevent line from twisting is to pick a real good swivel.
As about mono lines, majority of them are not good for spinning.
In fact, just few are OK
- Berkley Trilene XL (eXtra Limp)
- Berkley Solution Mono "Spinning"
P-line Floroclear is the closest pick with fluoro effect because it is limp enough.

Now I have this hope that Berkley NanoFil will do it for me(?)
(BTW: NO! I'm not connected with Berkley in any way smile )
Light tackle carp fishing vet.
Carp total 2018: 302
Cats total 2018: 15
Turtles: 35
Other 2018 numbers:
Rod+reel lost to carp 1
Rod+reel lost recovered
(with fish on) 1

#12927348 - 10/08/18 04:40 PM Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY]
jwcromer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2507
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
close the bail with your hand NOT the handle...........nuf said

#12928050 - 10/09/18 09:47 AM Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY]
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 1494
suffix 832 and a double uni will solve this problem

some men know the price of everything and the value of nothing

#12928667 - 10/09/18 05:00 PM Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY]
Lee Finlay Offline

Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 131
Loc: Irving, Tx
Short leader. (I like the FG knot, but I admit it's hard to learn.)
Close the bail by hand. (That's the most noticable change.)
If you insist on sticking with flouro, go lighter than 10lb. The thicker stuff is too stiff.


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