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I can't seem to fill a spinner w/o getting lots of twisting. I've tried laying the spool flat & cranking a few turns, then flipping it over if necessary, but I still have twisted line I have to stream behind a boat or walk hundreds of yards in the edge of the surf. The roller guides on the bails all are lubed w/Corrosion X & turn freely. I'm loading a couple of big spinners w/ PP to take on the Capt E next month & I'd like avoid the 500yd wade!LOL Any suggestions?
 

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Get your spinner fill by the tackle shop. Pay a few extra bucks and no line twist. Make sure they don’t put friction on you braid and create heat. Heat will weaken braid line fast. Just keep an eye on how they spool.
 

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Dr Jeff, you need to pack that spectra on as tight as you can. Use a leather glove and put pressure on it as you are putting line on the spool. I have never had issues with line twist while putting line on a spinner. I read somewhere that you should try to make the line come off the spool the same way its going on your reel. ie.. spinning rod lay spool flat on floor and let the line come off the spool from the side. Opposite for conventional reel. I put a long dowel or screwdriver through the spool to get a good hold on it.. You can apply pressure on the spool as you are winding..This has seemed to alway work for me.
I have never had any problems with my spectra from heat.. that I am aware of. If you dont pack it on tight, and you get a big fish on , the spectra will dig down into itself on the spool and backlash.
 

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Thanks guys. I always wear a glove when loading PP-lots of green wax comes off. I'm like you, Brett, I don't think we can cause excess heat when winding it on-not like a power spooler would.
BTW: the cost differential of loading your own is more than a few bucks. I have a lot of PP I never loaded on my surf reels.I plan on loading my new FIN _NOR S95 w/ 500yds of 80# PP-cost me 36.85 w/ shipping. $86 to have shop load it! 65# is 15cents a yard loaded.
The only opening they had was on a 30 hour Nov 25-26(Sat-Sun).
 

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I'd just spool it up and then stream it out behind the big E on the way out and take the twist out and put it back on the spool under pressure. If you want to be a purist when you spool up lay the spool on end so that the line comes off the same as it is laying on the reel. After a few turns quit reeling, drop the rod tip and if the line starts to kink, turn the spool over and the twisting stops. Another way to tell is open the bail and if the line coils off you should reverse the spool. Never put line on a spinner the way you do with a casting reel, different animal. I hope this helps. The other way to twist the line is reel against a fish without gaining line. Works with regular gear but a NoNo with spinning!
 

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JOJO: I live at Surfside Beach, about 10minutes from the dock. If you wanna come by here Sat. morn & put some stuff in my storeroom,I'll send you a PM w/phone # & directions. I assume you'll come into Freeport on old 288B. They had some vehichles broken into in their parking lot recently.You may wanna call to see if they've added more security.
etan: I've tried flipping spool-didn't work-my line rollers may not be turning freely enough. I'll probably stream the line out on the way out.
 

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I never like filling spinners with the spool laying flat on the ground. You can't get the line packed on tight enough. I filled my spinner spools by removing them from the reel, mounting them on a mandrel (a piece of 1/4-20 all-thread rod with washers and nuts) and then chucked the mandrel in my drill. I used another piece of allthread and use tennis balls for friction on the bulk spool, then used the drill to turn the reel spool and load the line like a normal reel. I then remove the mandrel from the reel spool and mount back on the reel. Works great, I can load a spool with about 5-8 #s of drag on the bulk spool.
 

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Do NOT try streaming your line behind the BigE, it is too fast and you'll loose the line or break a rod when you hit the end of the spool.
 

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Do NOT try streaming your line behind the BigE, it is too fast and you'll loose the line or break a rod when you hit the end of the spool.

Sounds like your are speaking from experience.... LOL.
 

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No, I didn't do it, someone I know did and that boat spooled a Stella and popped the line real fast.

Dr Jeff,
The handle is because of two freshwater fish a 10# blackbass and a 14# walleye.
 

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spoolit as best you can. After getting a reel newly spooled i like to personally let the line out at the stern of the boat on the first trip out, let out all or most of it and reel it back in. Wet packing seems to be the best way to spool line as well as no heat friction spooling.
 

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Friends,

Maybe you need to shop your fishing shops. There are 2 in my area that if I buy the line in the store will load it for a low flat fee of 5 or 10 bucks beyond the cost of the line.

Good luck
 
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