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New Line...?

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by hawaiisfinest808, Apr 27, 2021.

  1. Apr 27, 2021 at 12:07 AM
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    hawaiisfinest808

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    Just bought a whole new rig. Less than 5 hours whipping with it and I have no idea what happened. I think I got a wind knot and long story short this is what happened. Spent $30 on this braided line and don't want to waste it. Can I cut the tangled line off and whip with the remaining line or will the line be too little? Or should I just untangle it and take the risk of the flared line that I caused untangling some of it so far. Or do I have to call it a loss and just buy a new line? This is why I've never used a spinning reel and only stick to bait casters lol

    Zip ties are inside out just to separate tangled line with good line. 64116888406__980DDBAA-45BB-4771-8B42-EB9D959F0084.jpg
     
  2. Apr 27, 2021 at 12:10 AM
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    Depends on your patience.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2021 at 12:17 AM
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    hahaha
    I got the time but won't it compromise the braid if any of it gets frayed won't it snap?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2021 at 2:38 AM
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    Looks to me there’s plenty of line left in your reel......I’d cut it and be done.
    Too much line on the spool may have led to the birds nest anyways.
     
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  5. Apr 27, 2021 at 10:34 AM
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    Thats what I was just going to say.
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    back to bone stock.
    I found my spinning reel will tend to twist up like that when the spool is overloaded. looks like you still have enough to me. clip it off and move on with life.

    OH. after you cast, close the bail manually, and not by cranking the handle to close it. this helps minimize line twist as well.
     
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  7. May 4, 2021 at 11:41 AM
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    Nothing like a good old bird nest. While i don't use braided line, if it were me i'd just cut it, and be done. Found it pretty hard to beat stren monofilament line. Seems to last longer than most others. Just gotta match the line color to the body of water fishing.
     
  8. May 25, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    back to bone stock.
    in my very humble opinion. mono stretches too much for my liking. I got back into fishing chasing them from the bank. I would use ultralight gear (4lb mono) and haul back and send it as far as I could. lots of time, the bass would tap the bait on the drop. set the hook, nothing. I changed to thin braid, 10lb with a flouro leader to stay invisible. boom, I could feel so much, and my hooksets were rocking them and pinning them tight.
     
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  9. May 25, 2021 at 2:04 PM
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    That is actually the same set up I have been using for years. 10lb spiderwire Stealth braid with a 6 foot long (either 15lb or 12lb) Seaguar fluorocarbon leader. All the sensitivity and the Stealth of the fluorocarbon as well.
     
  10. May 26, 2021 at 4:51 AM
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    Well, i do mostly trolling for kokanee, and big trout. Kokanee especially have soft mouths. I've found better hookup's with monofilament, plus it seems to come off my reel better. I guess it depends what type of line your use to, and what your fishing for.
     
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  11. May 26, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    back to bone stock.
    makes total sense. my trout UL setup uses mono. IIRC it is 3lb mono. I had 2 lb, but I couldn't get the fish up on shore without the line breaking. my buddy took out line and spliced in 3lb. it was pretty awesome.

    I just respooled my two spinning reels with braid. it was tough. my pro-shop has this cool method of keeping it from spinning on the reel and it was tough to mimic. next time, I am using mono backing.
     
  12. May 26, 2021 at 3:26 PM
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    If i used that light of a mono line here while trolling, it'd probably snap pretty quick if you hooked into a 4-5 lb trout. Even those smaller 18'' rainbows and brown's put up quite a fight using 6 lb test. Just my dodger rigs alone really weigh the line down some. 4lb mono works great when ice fishing for yellow perch.
     
  13. May 17, 2022 at 12:27 AM
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    Maybe cut the line at the knots. Use another empty reel , empty the spool, add inside additional braids/ mono lines inside of the just empty reel, and join to the line from the other reel. Rewind?
    Aloha
     

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