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Putting new line on reels
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:57:34 AM »

When putting new line on a baitcaster or a spinning reel, how do you know when you have enough line and not too much or too little?  ~cf
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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 11:37:19 AM »

Found this as a good average. I push mine a little closer to bevel.

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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 01:31:32 PM »

After all these years I just eyeball it. I generally use the 1/16 - 1/8 inch rule usually closer to the 1/8 inch mark.

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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 01:33:30 PM »

Some say an 1/8 inch from top, some say a 1/16th from top, if you happen to get a look at pros reels they are clear to the top, I go with an 1/8th.
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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 08:09:25 PM »

I always fiil to the lip because I cut so much off during lure changes and reties. Its a pain at first but evens out.
I also run hot water over the spool for about a minute after spooling new line. Do not do this more than once as it will cause it to stretch even more.
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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 10:24:33 AM »

All good information above. 


I eyeball it to about the lip on my baitcasters and on my spinningrods like said above about a 1/8".


I to go through mine quick from reties and changing out lures
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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 12:44:51 PM »

I have mine 1/16 from the beveled edged and seems the sweet spot for very few overruns if my thumb is working half right.
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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 02:38:26 PM »

Everyone is a little different; you’ll need to find your sweet spot


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Re: Putting new line on reels
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 06:52:28 PM »

Everyone is a little different; you’ll need to find your sweet spot

This ^^^

On a baitcaster, the more line you put on the spool, the higher the retrieve ratio will be, and vise-versa. However, I don't think 1/16th or 1/8th of an inch will make all that much difference.
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