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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Hi All,

teething problems galore ... pls help
I am using a penn slammer 560 and 20lb braid (spiderwire) for spinning purpose. however the line is getting tangled in the due course from the spool.
what is it that i am not doing right?? am i closing the bail arm a tad too late because of which the braid is wound loose initially in the spool and that is leading to the tangling over 15/20 casts or is it something else. when is the right time to close the bail arm .
this has happened 2/3 times. and yes there are a couple of joints/knots too in the line. should i do away with those ???

any help in this will be appreciated.

samit mukherjee
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The first rule is that do not try to cast too far. The second is do not over spool your reel. Observe these and the valuable suggestions others have given and you will never face this problem.

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@manish, apoo, venkat thanks i will incorporate the suggestions. i am pretty sure that this problem will be eliminated.

@kingfish i am using 12+cms halco, storm lures. i think i am trying to cast too far(as pointed by alibhai) because of which the wind knot might be coming into play.

appreciate the suggestions.

thanks a ton.

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Samit,

I am just going to repeat most of what's been already told.

1. Make sure that you have not spooled your reel till the lip

2. If you are using power pro, then 20 lb line on a slammer 560 is pretty light. Go heavy ....

3. Use a nice spro swivel to connect your braid to your leader

4. Thumb the spool at the end of the cast and manually close the bail. This eliminates a lot of slack

5. If you are using top water lure lures and such that does not have a tight resistance in the water, you can pinch the line with one hand while reeling in with the other. Be careful not to hurt yourself when a fish strikes and runs. Wear a glove if you are comfortable with that.

6. Last thing to look into is the spool taper:
If the line is wound in such a way that it is tapered toward the top of the spool, then that could the issue. But I doubt that this is the case with a Penn Slammer. If this is the case, then you can use some washers under the spool and have more line at the tip of the spool and slightly tapered toward the bottom. This will eliminate wind knots to a great extent. I personally prefer an even line lay though, as it looks neat, casts far and holds more line.

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Maruthu


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thanks britangler....
ken .. done as suggested thanks mate!

samit


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