texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
East Texas Angler 73, JBM81, NTX-FISHon, scott100, Monty97
109279 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,116
hopalong 78,911
Pilothawk 77,540
John175® 69,846
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,685
Tritonman 58,396
LoneStarSon® 54,816
Mark Perry 54,799
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,217
Posts13,001,508
Members109,279
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist #12922423
10/04/18 02:39 PM
10/04/18 02:39 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 39
ALY Offline OP
Outdoorsman
ALY  Offline OP
Outdoorsman

Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 39
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,
Austin

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12922743
10/04/18 06:24 PM
10/04/18 06:24 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,986
NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
J
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity
JIM SR.  Offline
TFF Celebrity
J

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,986
NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
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

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12922856
10/04/18 08:01 PM
10/04/18 08:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,967
Texas
B
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler
Brad R  Offline
Extreme Angler
B

Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,967
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.

Brad

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12923873
10/05/18 09:06 PM
10/05/18 09:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 110
Austin, TX
M
MinMirny Online content
Outdoorsman
MinMirny  Online Content
Outdoorsman
M

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 110
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"
AND
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: 359
Cats total 2018: 18
Turtles: 35
Other 2018 numbers:
Rod+reel lost to carp 1
Rod+reel lost recovered
(with fish on) 1
Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12927348
10/08/18 09:40 PM
10/08/18 09:40 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,521
N. Richland Hills,Texas
J
jwcromer Offline
Extreme Angler
jwcromer  Offline
Extreme Angler
J

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,521
N. Richland Hills,Texas
close the bail with your hand NOT the handle...........nuf said

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12928050
10/09/18 02:47 PM
10/09/18 02:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,503
KRUM, TEXAS
J
J-SPENCER Offline
Extreme Angler
J-SPENCER  Offline
Extreme Angler
J

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,503
KRUM, TEXAS
suffix 832 and a double uni will solve this problem


www.spencersautorepair.com

some men know the price of everything and the value of nothing
Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12928667
10/09/18 10:00 PM
10/09/18 10:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 137
Irving, Tx
L
Lee Finlay Online content
Outdoorsman
Lee Finlay  Online Content
Outdoorsman
L

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 137
Irving, Tx
Braid.
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.

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12965963
11/14/18 11:06 PM
11/14/18 11:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 92
Dwight Hardy Online content
Outdoorsman
Dwight Hardy  Online Content
Outdoorsman

Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 92
How does closing the bail by hand help?

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: Dwight Hardy] #12966586
11/15/18 04:37 PM
11/15/18 04:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,681
Temple, TX.
T
T Bird Offline
TFF Celebrity
T Bird  Offline
TFF Celebrity
T

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,681
Temple, TX.
Originally Posted By: Dwight Hardy
How does closing the bail by hand help?



Close the bail by hand


After a cast, always close the bail by hand. Training yourself to do this will reduce your wind knots drastically. Most spinning reels will automatically close the bail for you when you turn the handle, but sometimes this causes the line to miss the spool on that initial rotation, leaving a loose loop, which will become a wind knot on the next cast. By closing the bail by hand, it assures the line has been gathered completely by the bail and is being laid onto the spool properly.





Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: T Bird] #12972489
11/21/18 09:08 PM
11/21/18 09:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 92
Dwight Hardy Online content
Outdoorsman
Dwight Hardy  Online Content
Outdoorsman

Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 92
Originally Posted by T Bird
Originally Posted by Dwight Hardy
How does closing the bail by hand help?

[Linked Image]

Close the bail by hand


After a cast, always close the bail by hand. Training yourself to do this will reduce your wind knots drastically. Most spinning reels will automatically close the bail for you when you turn the handle, but sometimes this causes the line to miss the spool on that initial rotation, leaving a loose loop, which will become a wind knot on the next cast. By closing the bail by hand, it assures the line has been gathered completely by the bail and is being laid onto the spool properly.


Makes perfect sense to me.
Thanks

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12974617
11/24/18 04:31 AM
11/24/18 04:31 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,208
Grand Prairie
B
BigCaseyB206 Offline
TFF Team Angler
BigCaseyB206  Offline
TFF Team Angler
B

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,208
Grand Prairie
Stretch your line - take your rod out in the backyard and make a long cast and peel off some additional line. Tie line to something sturdy and stretch your line. This will make the floro more limp and easier to manage

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12980703
11/30/18 01:46 PM
11/30/18 01:46 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,743
Yantis, TX
Gamblinman Offline
TFF Team Angler
Gamblinman  Offline
TFF Team Angler

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,743
Yantis, TX
Just the nature of the beast with spinning reels. I've gone all braid too.

Re: Spinning Reel with Fluoro , Bad Line Twist [Re: ALY] #12982322
12/02/18 01:50 PM
12/02/18 01:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 100
NE Florida
7
78Staff Online content
Outdoorsman
78Staff  Online Content
Outdoorsman
7

Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 100
NE Florida
Another convert to braid on spinning, with an appropriate fluoro leader. Have always used the uni2uni knot since I'm too hamfisted to tie the FG knot well, but am going to try the Shin Fukae knot which looks promising -easier and quicker to tie than the FG knot but similar narrow size.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2