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Jun 10, 2021 09:48:39   #
FS Digest
 
Hey all. I purchased some new line today, 10 lb mono for my spinning reel. I put it on correctly (at least how flukemaster on YouTube demonstrated), but on the first few casts, I got a bunch of tangling. I've also noticed that when I reel it in, it's really loose on the spool. Is the line bad? Or is it my reel?

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Jun 10, 2021 10:11:32   #
Don Fischer
 
I'd have to guess. When I was young to put new line on a reel, before we'd use it, we'd get as much as we could in the water. If we were out on a boat, going out we'd play out all the line with a small weight on it. Seems getting it wet would make it lay down on the reel better. Then when first putting it on I always grab the line in front of the reel and put tension on it. One more thing about spinning reels, I've never put that heavy of line on one. Mono line cans be pretty stiff. That doesn't help it lay down on the reel any.

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Jun 10, 2021 10:33:17   #
Pixiedog456005 Loc: Maryland
 
The line is not bad.
There simply not enough weight presure on the line. Try this to demonstrate, put a heavy sinker like a 4oz. on and reel it back.
If you still have the problem you might have to go to a lighter rod so the bend of the rods energy applies tension.

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Jun 10, 2021 11:32:59   #
DALE KEIRNS Loc: OHIO
 
Put the line back on the spool that you bought it on and take it to a tackle shop and have them put it on,there machine will put it on with the proper tension!

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Jun 10, 2021 13:06:46   #
agatemaggot Loc: iowa
 
Let the line out behind the boat with (NO ) weight and drag it for a short spell. when you reel it back in the water drag will put the correct pressure on the line and also take out any twists that may be your problem .

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Jun 10, 2021 18:50:52   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
FS Digest wrote:
Hey all. I purchased some new line today, 10 lb mono for my spinning reel. I put it on correctly (at least how flukemaster on YouTube demonstrated), but on the first few casts, I got a bunch of tangling. I've also noticed that when I reel it in, it's really loose on the spool. Is the line bad? Or is it my reel?

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by bl00dtyrant


Do what all others suggested and I would also recommend a spray for your line called “real magic”. Don’t know why they didn’t cal it “reel magic” but nonetheless the stuff works. I spray it on monofilament or fluorocarbon once the line is spooled the night before and let it soak in.

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Jun 10, 2021 19:50:31   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
Oh, and additionally make sure you use quality line in mono such as Trilene XL. Good line makes all the difference in the world!

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Jun 11, 2021 13:17:40   #
trlittle Loc: Chico CA
 
It probably was put on incorrectly even though you thought you did put it on correctly. To solve the problem be in a boat with your line let all the line out approximately 100 yards and then reel it back in and that will take all the tangles out

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Jun 11, 2021 13:20:16   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
agatemaggot wrote:
Let the line out behind the boat with (NO ) weight and drag it for a short spell. when you reel it back in the water drag will put the correct pressure on the line and also take out any twists that may be your problem .


Good call. I also do this several times a season or when my line gets twisted due to help from my much younger fishing partners

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Jun 11, 2021 13:22:34   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
This problem an also accrue if you overfilled the spool.

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Jun 11, 2021 13:27:21   #
harleypiker Loc: WA
 
bknecht wrote:
Oh, and additionally make sure you use quality line in mono such as Trilene XL. Good line makes all the difference in the world!


when you are spooling up new line do not put a screwdriver thru the package spool and crank it onto your reel. Doing so means you are doing a 90 degree turn from spool to reel. Lay the new spool on the ground and wind it onto your reel. That way you are moving and matching the line "face to face" so to speak. Spinning reels will twist the line after use. Use the line out the boat method mentioned herein but do it at cruising speed for a few minutes with nothing on the end of line.

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Jun 11, 2021 13:28:19   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
I am lucky and have enough property to tie a chain swivel to a tree and the line to it. I then run the line out and stretch it a bit and hold so that any twists can work their way out. I then rewind under tension. Again, good line makes all the difference. I also go with XL

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Jun 11, 2021 13:40:33   #
Don Fischer
 
Ya know I been thinking. Wonder how it would work to put the spool of new line in a bucket of water and load your reel? Gonna try that one of these days.

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Jun 11, 2021 15:17:14   #
Wayne McGehee
 
I use briad it doesn't have memory, I use a uni knot to tie momo on the last ten feet.
For me I can put more line on because it's smaller and stronger. Never will I go back to mono.

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Jun 11, 2021 16:57:25   #
HenryG Loc: Falmouth Cape Cod Massachusetts
 
bknecht wrote:
Do what all others suggested and I would also recommend a spray for your line called “real magic”. Don’t know why they didn’t cal it “reel magic” but nonetheless the stuff works. I spray it on monofilament or fluorocarbon once the line is spooled the night before and let it soak in.


HeyBK I too use real magic and the stuff works great good to squirt your whole reel with it

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