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I always put the line the correct way on my baitcasting reels (I put it on the so that it goes on the reel the same direction it

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  • I always put the line the correct way on my baitcasting reels (I put it on the so that it goes on the reel the same direction it

    I always put the line the correct way on my baitcasting reels (I put it on the so that it goes on the reel the same direction it went on spool) but after a day or so of use the line comes off the spool like a freekin' slinky. I'm pretty frustrated if you can't tell. Is there any way to eliminate this? It's mono if that helps.

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    That sounds more like the problem of a spin casting reel.

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    • #3
      For a baitcaster, make sure you are using good line without "memory" such as Momoi Illusion.

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        I'm with Country... use a low memory mono and go as light as you can. I haven't tried the one he suggested but I'm fine with Trilene XL. You could certainly use braided line too if you don't like the mono.

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          I'm using suffix elite 12 lb. I kinda thought about going to braid. Will braid work for just about any technique or is it more for specialized techniques. By techniques I mean cranking, flipping/pitching, jigging ect ect.

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          • #6
            Ncarl, I use the Elite #12 with no problems on my baitcasters. I have found that when I spray my reels down with WD40 to clean them, the stoddart chemicals in it seem to soften up the line without hurting it too much. I have even sprayed Armor All on the line to help make it soft and not take a set. When the line does finally take a bad set, I unspool it and reverse it on the reel.

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            • #7
              When it comes to baitcasters I like to use a braided line. Little to no memory and tough enough to go through the thick stuff.

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