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Offline Sprocket

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Respooling twisted line
« on: Jan 11, 2017, 07:27 PM »
So the whole spool was put on wrong - the entire thing is twisted - The term "mono-slinky" comes to mind.  I opened the bail with no load (spinning reel obviously) on it and got a mini birds nest...

Is there a prescribed method for removing the line and replacing the line in an untwisted fashion?

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Offline Dave R

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2017, 07:54 PM »
If it was summer, you could always drag it behind a boat or go to a river or stream and strip it off down current. But, it's winter. You could always go outside and have someone pull the line off and then reel it back on between your fingers. Or you could try stripping it off into a sink of water and then reel it back on. If that doesn't work, then I'd strip it off and put on new line.

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Offline RyanW

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:09 PM »
That will also happen if you over-spool your reel or use stiffer line than what your reel can hold.

Maxima Green (for summer) is very stiff and does the same thing in #10 and higher for any of my spinning reels no matter how much, or little, I put on. Not bad for casting reels but spinning...forget about it. Maxima Chameleon works much better for my spinning reels.

If it were me, I'd just re-spool the reel with fresh line and try better to remeber how it's done (been there, done that a bunch). Counter clockwise off the fresh spool, clockwise onto your spinning reel.

What line and # are you using? Reel?
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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2017, 09:36 PM »
clock-counterclock:  First time I've heard of that.

Just did it the other day, about 170 yards of 8lb.  Shimano Sienna 2500FD reel, Trilene XT 8lb

I'll explain how the line got on:

I use a nut/bolt/spring assembly to put tension on the line - minimal so as not to stretch or stress the drag on the reel.  I hold the spool in a bench vice.  It's worked well in the past.

The other night I threaded the rod through the guides and the line was pulled off the spool from the underside - from the left side the spool spun counter clockwise - from the right, clockwise and the line was still pulling from underneath.

I have the ability to strip the reel easily, just wondering if there is an advantage.
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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2017, 09:55 PM »
clock-counterclock:  First time I've heard of that.

Really?

Mind blown...

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:38 PM »
Please explain it to a 4 year old - I might have to do the same soon.
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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:51 PM »
Please explain it to a 4 year old - I might have to do the same soon.
Thanks.

Clockwise...

Just like a compass reads...

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2017, 11:57 PM »
You could take the spool off and use it to re-spool another reel backwards to untwist it, then do it again right for the spool it's on..

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2017, 11:15 PM »
ended up pissing away all the line spooled - that was fun.

Given the weather I'll have until next year to worry about it.

Thanks to all that replied.

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #9 on: Jan 13, 2017, 06:27 PM »
Clockwise...

Just like a compass reads...

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To clarify: I never heard the counter off the spool - clock onto the reel - wish I heard that back in my teens, woulda made for a lot of better trips.  I was born at night (I was there but don't recall exactly what happened) but not last night.

No offense taken and I've never seen a sour watermelon
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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #10 on: Jan 13, 2017, 06:51 PM »
I thought you never heard of the term "clockwise"...

It's coming soon, that some young adults will not have heard that term, and not know how to read a regular clock...

Sorry, carry on...

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #11 on: Jan 20, 2017, 06:18 AM »
I gave up on monofilament and use either fireline or a new one I really like is called nanofil by Berkley.

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #12 on: Jan 23, 2017, 01:06 PM »
Ok, I'm telling ya once... If you spool your line and memory makes it jump off as soon as you open the ball. Boil up a cup of water, take the spool off the reel and drop it in until the water is cold. You just changed the lines memory.   ;D

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #13 on: Jan 23, 2017, 01:12 PM »
I thought you never heard of the term "clockwise"...

It's coming soon, that some young adults will not have heard that term, and not know how to read a regular clock...

Sorry, carry on...

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #14 on: Jan 23, 2017, 01:13 PM »
Ok, I'm telling ya once... If you spool your line and memory makes it jump off as soon as you open the ball. Boil up a cup of water, take the spool off the reel and drop it in until the water is cold. You just changed the lines memory.   ;D

I use hot water every time..

Let's you get that line to the very edge, way further casts..

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #15 on: Jan 23, 2017, 01:17 PM »
What, and give up my digital watch or stop using my cell phone as a pocket watch?

You want to have a laugh?  Ask kids how to tell time with an analog watch/clock and see what they say when you get to terms like "half past..." or "quarter to..." and record their answers and expressions.  ;D

Both hands pointing north..

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #16 on: Jan 06, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Just buy Sufix next time!

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:26 PM »
Going with the tangent conversation...

I live in MN and someone once asked me which direction is West on 94.  I said, "West, double-u for Wisconsin.  Remember that."

Only afterwards did I realize...I ain't in Michigan.  LOL.

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #18 on: Jan 06, 2018, 10:01 PM »
 X2 with grumpy old dude saw the same thing on a tip from bill dance it changes the memory of the line. Though he did use hot water not sure if it has to boil

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #19 on: Jan 06, 2018, 11:25 PM »
Always use the hot water trick, lets you get more line on for better casts in the soft water too..

But that helps it seat well, I don't think it could untwist line..

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #20 on: Jan 08, 2018, 04:32 PM »
I don't know what you consider your time worth. But new mono for an ice reel is $5 or less. Tell yourself you're worth the new line.
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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #21 on: Jan 17, 2018, 11:29 PM »
I was wondering if you have to remove the drag washers when you soak the spool in hot water?

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Re: Respooling twisted line
« Reply #22 on: Jan 17, 2018, 11:45 PM »
I was wondering if you have to remove the drag washers when you soak the spool in hot water?

I never have, I figured, clean water, on a reel made to be around water....

Some might?

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