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CrappieKeith
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:35 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
Last night was the perfect example of why you should replace your line often.
Well we anchor and right away Rick gets on one.So now we have located them & the massacre begins. Before I know it my adrenilien is pumping. I had just put 1 in the pail & in my excitement I cast too hard and there went my jig & cork.Twice this happened to me.
You must keep in mind that this was new line a week ago. Since ice off I have reared countless times on the slabs resulting in my drag breaking loose.Reeling down to keep my line tight I've reeled when my drag was breaking loose .Not many turns ,but a few each time.It all adds up to a bunch of twist in your line. Now it is getting dark and we found another school of some real nice females only I get a birds nest& it is too dark to retie so I'm shut down to watch Rick get the last 3 to fill our limits.
So keeping fresh line on keeps you in the game to the last whistle.You will have a better chance landing the mounter and getting shut down is a thing of the past.

I should add that the bobber makes the line weak were it attaches so break off 10 ft every day and when you get a spider nest. Do not unravel after a time or 2 of getting the nest,because it is already twisted to the point of ,it's garbage. Break it off and re tie. It is quicker this way too.So every day I fish for 3 hours and in a week I'll have to respool.




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 01:22 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
CK,
What is your method of actually putting the line on the reel? I have heard several different ways of doing it and I never know which is the best. Pen through the middle and hold it taught, or put it on the ground and keep flipping it back and forth to keep the twists out of it. What kind of advice do you have for me??? Let me know.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 02:16 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
It's weird ,but sometimes no matter what you do it comes off twisted. I reel a few times each way and check for the twist. If it comes off badly I'll let out a bunch of line in the water and let the twist roll off.



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 02:26 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
CK,
Maybe I will just wait until you and I hook up and let you help me with it. I HATE to have a bunch of twisted line on a brand new rod and reel frown smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:31 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
I know what you mean.We'll get you squared away smartly!!!
2 hours and I'm hitting the river for those SUCKERS and back to Whisp by 6 bells. KA-CHING



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:39 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
GOOD LUCK, though you may not need it.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:07 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
Because I've tried about 10 times to spool my own reel, and always had not so good results, I pay that extra for it to be done at the bait shop. It's one service I can't do without, but that's me smile smiley

As for changing the line as often as you can afford to, I went 4 times last year and got line replaced, mostly because I was running low (make sure you bring line to the bait shop that recycles it.. it doens't biodegrade).

The guy actually commented that I shouldn't need to replace line only every other year. That's funny to me because I go out at least 4 times a week, while he probably goes out a couple times a month instead. My first week at the river every year is especially hard on line, not knowing where new stumps have been deposited etc and snag a couple times during that week.






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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:09 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
Also, just as important as good line (nothing stored in heat or sunlight), is RETYING knots and checking for frays when you're fishing in brushy or rocky areas.






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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 03:29 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
I have not put any new line on my rods in four years!!!The new florocarbons are that good,and if all it takes is to keep them out of the sun when not in use do it.Instead of changing line I transfer it.I'll open the bail on one spinning rod and reel to the other rod this way you use all the line on the spool instead of just the first 100 feet and my wife thinks it's great 'cause she doesn't have to buy line every year.I use baitcasters and don't have that many problems.The easiest way I have found to put lne on a spinning reel without twists is to throw the line spool in water and then reel it onto the reel,it spins and turns the right direction that way.
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 03:42 PM 04/21/06 (CST)
Baitcaters do not work with U.L.gear. I have spinning rigs for my walleyes I do have bait caster for bass,musky&pike.



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