line twist

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by LEXPRO, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. LEXPRO

    LEXPRO Senior Member

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    100lb braid on my Avet 30 got twisted up when trolling. Is the line bad now or is it still good?
     
  2. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Braid doesn't appear to be affected twist like mono.
     

  3. STx Fisherman

    STx Fisherman Senior Member

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    You can let your line out of the back of the boat on a SLOW troll...(grin)....
    and then reel it in to get the twist out.

    Please don't ask about how I let line out of the back of the Big E when we were cruising at about 20 kts to get the twist out of my braid.

    When I finished....the twist was definitely gone. :D
     
  4. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    You can let your line out of the back of the boat on a SLOW troll...(grin)....
    and then reel it in to get the twist out.

    Please don't ask about how I let line out of the back of the Big E when we were cruising at about 20 kts to get the twist out of my braid.

    When I finished....the twist was definitely gone. :D

    And so was the line!:eek:
     
  5. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    what about the rod? did it survive?

    braid is more foregiving on twists.
     
  6. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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  7. Grescobia

    Grescobia Senior Member

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    Letting the line out while boat is moving is probably the best way to get the twist out of your line. A little precaution is necessary as you dont want too much speed or you will be fighting a 200# tuna. Kevin was helping someone on the big E who had not spooled his reel very well .Line was too loose on the spool. The reel was a 9/0 .I suggested he put his harness on to make reeling in the line a lot easier. He said he would be alright as there was nothing attached to the line. Standing a few feet from the railing and the big E doing about 22 knots let out the line. When there was enought drag and the line started singing off that 9/0 the guy put the reel in gear. How he held on the rod is beyond me .When he finally got his line back on the reel 9/0 (about 30 min and two sore ribs) he had to go lay down for awhile.
     
  8. xs_tackle

    xs_tackle Senior Member

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    When hollow spectra becomes twisted--as all does with use--the twist makes it very difficult to thread even a small needle or doubled wire into the hollow. That means you'll have a hard time pulling a loop into the end of the line or splicing on other line onto it. Nasty surprise; but, the good news is that you don't have to straighten out the whole spool to remedy the problem.
     
  9. txseadog

    txseadog Moderator

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    You have to admit that the spectra was nicely packed when he finally got it back on the reel... :)

    Letting the line out while boat is moving is probably the best way to get the twist out of your line. A little precaution is necessary as you dont want too much speed or you will be fighting a 200# tuna. Kevin was helping someone on the big E who had not spooled his reel very well .Line was too loose on the spool. The reel was a 9/0 .I suggested he put his harness on to make reeling in the line a lot easier. He said he would be alright as there was nothing attached to the line. Standing a few feet from the railing and the big E doing about 22 knots let out the line. When there was enought drag and the line started singing off that 9/0 the guy put the reel in gear. How he held on the rod is beyond me .When he finally got his line back on the reel 9/0 (about 30 min and two sore ribs) he had to go lay down for awhile.
     
  10. jureal

    jureal Senior Member

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    I spool my own reels. I used a Sato winder which has the guts to get it on really tight. Start off with a full spool. When a big tuna gets through with it, my full spool is now 1/4" to 1/2" down and I did not lose any line. :) :) :)

    No matter how tight you pack, the tuna can do a better job.