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Fishing is a wonderful sport/hobby or in my case, addiction, there is however one thing that drives most of us anglers crazy and also takes up a lot of precious fishing time and that is fishing line, the one item we need but probably the one thing that can more often than not simply drive us quite mad! Fixed spool reels for example tend to twist the line until casting becomes nigh on impossible this is mainly due to the clutches that are fitted onto modern carp reels and letting out line when catching carp doesnít help either! Bait runners, as I am very aware, cause the most problems when it comes to this problem, you may start the day hoping for lots of fish but end it praying that you get no more, and spend half the time sorting out the line, or in my case giving it to my partner to sort out! Well, I am a girl after all!
Luckily for my partner I am always on hand to help with the spooling up procedure and over the years have had to watch him try all sorts of different techniques. When he first asked me to put the spool in a bucket of water I actually though he had gone insane, however the technique seems to work rather well as because the line is wet it has more movement and therefore go onto the reel far smoother than when it is dry, how clever!
Something I would recommend that you go out and buy straight away is a Berkley Line Stripper; this will become an essential part of your tackle. Removing line from spools can be a nightmare especially when you have more than one to do, we have all tried cutting it off and using are hands to do the job but as Iím sure you have all found yourselves these techniques are far more frustrating than good. Using the Berkley Line Stripper will strip your reels in no time at all leaving you with more time to do other things that you may normally rush.
I never think that there is any points in changing all the line on your spool everytime you do it. If you use backing to leave you with about 150-200 yards on the spool. Nash Tackle Ė Nash Bullet is really good as it has capacity marks on the spools so you know pretty much how much line you have left. All these things really do add up to making the job far easier and less stressful.
When you have tied a knot to the backing put a piece of electrical tape over the knot, this will stop the ends from catching when you cast and make things much smoother as well. If you are doing this when you are already at the lake then simply dunk it into the lake itself or like us use a bucket filled with water. Using wet line to load your spool really does help the line bed down nice and smoothly onto the spool decreasing the risk of getting tangles later on.
You must fill the carp reel to its maximum capacity without going over or under that amount remembering of course that the line will bed down a bit. Before you begin to wind the line onto the reel have a look to see if there is any unwanted undergrowth that may hamper you as you donít want to have to stop halfway through because you have got your line tangled, you havenít even began fishing yet! Walk the new line out as far as you can and then begin to wind it back in, this will ensure that you have stretched the line and removed as much twist as you possibly can.
You are now ready to begin your dayís fishing without the added stress which line can bring, just try and make sure you donít snag it on a tree when you cast and your day will be perfect!