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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: BassAttack1225] #12596827 01/26/18 09:46 PM
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Was flipping willows with a buddy one day, in a tournament. we've been in the water about 15 minutes and he's already backlashed about 10 times. He had respooled the night before and had WAY too much line. So he makes a really long cast on the opposite side of the boat into open water, cuts his line and starts hand lining it in. I'm ignoring the dumb azz and concentrating on the willows, he yells he's got one. I'm like, whatever, quit screwing around. He boat flips a 7 pounder, puts his hands on his hips, and says, " if they ever start hitting a rod and reel you might actually catch something."

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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: BassAttack1225] #12596846 01/26/18 09:55 PM
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^^^^ that is classic!


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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: rj74955] #12596969 01/26/18 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: rj74955
Was flipping willows with a buddy one day, in a tournament. we've been in the water about 15 minutes and he's already backlashed about 10 times. He had respooled the night before and had WAY too much line. So he makes a really long cast on the opposite side of the boat into open water, cuts his line and starts hand lining it in. I'm ignoring the dumb azz and concentrating on the willows, he yells he's got one. I'm like, whatever, quit screwing around. He boat flips a 7 pounder, puts his hands on his hips, and says, " if they ever start hitting a rod and reel you might actually catch something."



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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: BassAttack1225] #12597117 01/27/18 01:22 AM
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Sooooooo close Tom, Long Bay.

Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: Okie Poke] #12597118 01/27/18 01:23 AM
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You are supposed to change line?


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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: Mike Keenan] #12597201 01/27/18 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mike Keenan
You are supposed to change line?


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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: BassAttack1225] #12597400 01/27/18 04:52 AM
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I fill mine up to where the spool is beveled. Never have an issue with backlashing unless I do something to cause it.

Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: mbassn] #12597816 01/27/18 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: mbassn
I fill mine up to where the spool is beveled. Never have an issue with backlashing unless I do something to cause it.


Sounds Right to me. Do the same here.


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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: BassAttack1225] #12599166 01/28/18 09:46 PM
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I read on a popular fishing site that with baitcasters you don't need to fill the entire spool for casting distance. Leaving around 1/8" has been my rule of thumb for both spinning & baitcasting reels.

Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: Scoundrel] #13850832 01/18/21 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Scoundrel
I generally ask my brother when he thinks it looks about full. Then I crank down about 25 more turns cause I can cast further than most people.


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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: forkduc] #13851016 01/18/21 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by forkduc
I do 1/8


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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13851098 01/18/21 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Spool it to within 1/16" from the spool edge.


This but make sure you put the line on tight ...

Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: mbassn] #13851108 01/18/21 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mbassn
I fill mine up to where the spool is beveled. Never have an issue with backlashing unless I do something to cause it.


Bingo, this is it, when overfilling with smaller diameter, there is usually no isse, but with larger diameter line, it is alwasys and issue when you over fill. You wont know until you start fishing and thats when it is the worst. When spooling the line goes on with the same amount of tensions vs when fishing on the water.


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Re: When spooling line... whats the best way to know I have enough line on my reel? [Re: BassAttack1225] #13851463 01/19/21 01:38 AM
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1/16" - 1/8" will do it or to the bevel on the spool or if the spool has a fill line then you are good to go! fish


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