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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: line types Reply with quote

I have a snowbee xs floating line and the running line section is slightly coiling up when cast.
How do you straighten your line before commencing fishing without damaging it.
Also I am a bank reservoir fisherman and as such I would like to get decent distance.
Can anyone recommend a line with low memory.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A gentle stretch should help with the coils. As for lines, I am not someone who can cast a great distance, but really get on with these -
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The major cause of problems with lines coiling stems from the way they were first loaded onto the reel.

If a line comes on a plastic spool it is best loaded with the help of a willing partner who is prepared to hold the plastic spool with a pencil through the centre hole while you attach it to the backing and wind it, under no great tension, straight onto the reel.

If your line isn't on a spool, slip a rolled newspaper or magazine into its centre before winding on to the reel.

If you simply attach the backing, drop the spooled or unspooled fly line on the floor and wind it on to your reel you will introduce a twist into the line! Once a line twist introduced it can be very difficult to remove. With any half decent line, spool it right, fish it right, and you should not have a problem with 'coiling'. I have lines that have been on reels since the 70s and a couple of casts and they're fine.

Older Airflo floaters had a reputation for being curly wurlies and in the 80s Monic made a clear intermediate on a mono core that was a nightmare and you'd struggle to tie your runner beans up with it!

There really should be no need to 'stretch' lines before fishing with them.
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