How to properly spool line......Every time.
I read on the Stren thread about guys having issues with twisted line and bird's nests right off a fresh spool.
An old walleye fisherman showed me a trick one day at the boat ramp and I've used it exclusively ever since.
Step one: spool your line. It doesn't matter how you do it. Off the ground, off a pencil, upright, upside down, spooled straight at you......doesn't matter.
Step two: Go out on you lawn and tie the end of the line to something. (branch, swing set, ball hitch). Set your drag fairly tight, point the tip of the rod right at the tie off point, and walk off the first 75' of line. At the end, stretch it just a little more.
Now, lay your rod down on the ground and go cut the line free at the tie off point. LET THE LINE LAY FLAT ACROSS THE LAWN.
Walk back to your rod. Keep tension on the line with your fingers as you reel the line back onto the spool.
Your line will be totally free of curls and it will lay soft and supple on your spool. Guaranteed. Every time.
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