Fixing a mistake when spooling new line

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Well done total, the Malbec vin rouge had kicked in when I wrote that.
The Rick Gardener device was an absolute bargain saving money on line and also stress and time, I wish someone told me about it a long time ago.
Cheers.
^^:giggle:......I trust you enjoyed the Wine...Nice tipple too. (y)....All the best to you. (y)
 

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Instead of grass you can walk out your line along a canal or lake and wind in.
 

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There is a special Weight made by Steve Gadener that you attach to your line.
You cast and then retrieve, and the weight eliminates the twist in the line.
It is used by specialist Carp anglers and they use it regularly to eliminate the twist to line that has been induced by playing Carp on the clutch .
The cost is £3.99 and they come in 40/ 60/ 80 gram.
40 gram is more than adequate for our needs.
Full instructions on the pack.
It will sort out the problem in the initial post regardless of the way that the line was spooled.
Spooling the line correctly is obviusly important and all the previous comments are correct.
Hope it helps.
That would be the gardener spin doctor.
 

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In all honesty I’ve never given it a thought ...... all I do is load the line on the spool and have never thought about the direction of the line........
I’ve never had a problem either !!!!!!
Must just be lucky I guess just give it a go and if you have a problem re-spool it if not great.
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Maybe I have been lucky too. In 40yrs of fishing I re-spool every season and never had an issue..I just attach line and reel it on. no buckets of water, no which way round the label is pointing. No problem....another example of a problem that don't exist
 

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In all honesty I’ve never given it a thought ...... all I do is load the line on the spool and have never thought about the direction of the line........
I’ve never had a problem either !!!!!!
Must just be lucky I guess just give it a go and if you have a problem re-spool it if not great.
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That because its a load of ********.
No matter if label up or down or if verticle to ground with line coming off top or under neath.
It comes off same way regardless.
The trick is to have plenty of line out and have reel on at least six foot of rod so line sorts itself out I use a nine foot rod.
When tying rigs do you have line a certain way or are your pole rigs upside down?
 

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That because its a load of ********.
No matter if label up or down or if verticle to ground with line coming off top or under neath.
It comes off same way regardless.
The trick is to have plenty of line out and have reel on at least six foot of rod so line sorts itself out I use a nine foot rod.
When tying rigs do you have line a certain way or are your pole rigs upside down?
Stars at my age - apologies all spealt a field of young male cows wrong 😀
 

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It's a different matter with a pole. Twist can often occur when using the drag of the reel instead of back-winding, from the feeder/lead when reeling in (even with a swivel attached), the fight of the fish itself etc. etc. etc. The one thing that's never considered is that the line itself could have put on the spool twisted at the factory in the first place.
The spin doctor can help..but...if the line is already twisted and the spin doctor spins the same way, then the line will twist even worse.
 

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Stand on a bridge over a river, thread your rod from the new spool then throw the spool over the parapet and wind in.(y)
 

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IMO line twist may not even be real.(Pun exclusion 😉)
More likely over filled spool, under filled spool or line memory that causes issues?
 

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Don't forget that what twists when going on then untwists when coming off anyway because all the line is doing is acting in the reverse. You should try and wind to minimise any twist but there will be twist. Fishing light floats is usually OK (there will be twist but usually not severe enough to cause problems) but a fixed heavy lead/feeder can exacerbate the problem as the twist put into the line when retrieving cannot spin the lead/feeder whilst in the water to get the twist pushed out. Hence the lead/feeder spins like mad when you swing it out of the water & back to you.

Using a clutch can be a total nightmare especially if you try and wind against something which isn't moving your way as the end (fish) is fixed. If you try and wind you will totally knacker the line. There will be a 'million' twists in it. You shouldn't wind unless you can actually take line in.
 

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@richox12 you are totally correct as every turn of the rotor will impart a twist. Only wind in if you can recover line, that is why you should lift then wind down to recover line, pumping the rod up and down.
 

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