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LanierSpots
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re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help
Always counter clock wise. Don't pay any attention to the label. Just make sure the line is coming off the filler spool counter clockwise.


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Grassy1
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help
How does manually flipping the bail help?

Like, always flip it manually after a cast?


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re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help
Yes. You should always manually flip the bell instead of just turning the handle to flip it. Also should pull back on the rod slightly before reeling to take the slack out.


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Capt ST
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help
When you engage it with handle you put a twist in your line when bail travels around. Same thing applies while fighting a fish, if its taking drag don't reel otherwise you'll be putting a twist in the line. These are some of the tips I got from KVD, so I consider it credible.


Grassy1
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re: Problem Spooling Spinning Reel - Need OB Help
Makes sense...

I'll give the bail flip a shot.

Getting my little brain to do anything different when there's a fish on the hook is whole different matter...


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