CQQ New Orleans Pelicans Fan Member since Feb 2006 14627 posts
Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help(Posted by CQQ on 9/27/12 at 7:11 pm)
I just loaded some 12# Berkeley onto my spinning reel. I thought I did it correctly but I just went out to the yard to cast it, and when I cast, I am getting a lot of backlash and twists. Is this because I spooled it wrong or is there not enough weight? I have a 3/0 EWG, 1/4 split shot weight, and worm. Someone help.
Capt ST LSU Fan The Villas at Kenny's House Member since Aug 2011 6985 posts
re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help(Posted by Capt ST on 9/27/12 at 8:16 pm to CQQ)
Spray some silicone on spool. When you leave dock, drop about half your line behind boat while running and give it a minute or two. Retreive and this should eliminate alot of the twists. Manually flipping bail after cast helps out too.
Who Me LSU Fan Ascension Member since Aug 2011 6279 posts
re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help(Posted by Who Me on 9/27/12 at 8:32 pm to CQQ)
Spooled it wrong.
Was your reel on the rod when you spooled it up or off?
Pay attention to the line when spooling and make sure it isn't looping as it comes off the spool if it is then flip the spool over. Also, like others have said make sure you put some tension on the line as you spool up.
BIG Texan LSU Fan Texas Member since Jun 2012 891 posts
re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help(Posted by BIG Texan on 9/28/12 at 10:00 am to CQQ)
There is some good advice but first what size reel do you have? You may be putting to heavy a line on it. Rule is. If your reel turns clockwise as you look at it make sure the line is coming off the spool counterclockwise laying flat on the floor. Works every time. Letting it out behind the boat with nothing on it will definitely straighten it out though.