Wet or Dry

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when putting new line onto a spool is it better to put the new line in a bucket of water or just put it straight on? ive seen a few videos and some like it wet and some like it dry!!!
 

gingert76

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i was going to be really childish lol, wet for me....................always!
 

ukzero1

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I put it straight on...to eager I suppose. Line on, job done.
 

Dave

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Braid needs to be wet, mono usually dry
 

johng19

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Remember when I'd put new line on the reel, use to put the spool into water with fairly liquid and leave for a few hours.
 

mickthestick

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Wet , in the sink warm soapy water and reel it over an old dishcloth with washing up liquid on it
 

BoldBear

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Wet? Dry? It makes very little difference anyway; because the very first time you cast and retrieve; then your line is being loaded through water anyway, so putting it on wet or dry is irrelevant.

I use a bucket of water whenever I can’t get someone to hold the line spool on a pen or pencil for me, because for me it’s better than having the spool running free and tangling. If I can get the wife to hold the spool on a pen or pencil then that’s fine too.

Keith
 
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