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    Default Re: Line developing coiling issues after playing a big fish? What a muppet I am...

    So my fellow Spey casters seem to all agree with what we explained:
    - change casting side/casting method in order to make the swirl two different ways (clockwise and counter clock wise);
    - one is also suggesting to cast high in the sky as this allow the line to uncoil in the air before landing;
    - some suggests (like H.Mortensen) to let go the line in the flow before starting fishing to assist un-twisting.

    At last:
    - we all really wonder how this could happen when playing a fish... I guess the quality of that particular line might have been affected by something (high temperature, chemicals, or even bad manufacturing, what else?). Consequently, when the tension got high, the core of the line and its external layers did not extent the same way and when getting back to normal condition the two parts did not retract the same.
    - I must point at the particular care that is needed to spool a brand new line onto your reel: it must go in the reel as straight as possible, with no angle, no twist. You can to it by uncoiling in line while you retrieve with your reel or you can also spread the whole line on a meadow and spool it gently, passing in through a wet soft fabric to remove the twists.
    What is civilization? A distinct thing or an advanced stage in barbarity? *(H.Melville)

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Line developing coiling issues after playing a big fish? What a muppet I am...

    Quote Originally Posted by lipslicker View Post
    Is it the case that when you fish one bank solely, it develops, but when you keep swapping banks there is no need to uncoil it.
    One imagines if you keep swapping your casting side, the casting action itself will unravel it for you.
    An interesting theory, if the fishers doesn't swap shoulders when swapping banks it'll continue to twist, swapping your upstream shoulder would in theory unwind it, im referring to spey casting of course.
    Personally I've never heard of a fish twisting lines regardless of there size?
    Al
    Last edited by speytime; 20-02-2018 at 07:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Line developing coiling issues after playing a big fish? What a muppet I am...

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    An interesting theory, if the fishers doesn't swap shoulders when swapping banks it'll continue to twist, swapping your upstream shoulder would in theory unwind it, im referring to spey casting of course.
    Personally I've never heard of a fish twisting lines regardless of there size?
    Al
    Seems I am different to most you other guys, as I tend to swap casting sides a fair bit, whether river right or left, or wind on different shoulders.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Line developing coiling issues after playing a big fish? What a muppet I am...

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    Personally I've never heard of a fish twisting lines regardless of there size?
    Al
    Try catching garfish in the sea, they spin like they think they're crocodiles. Had it with a few smaller seatrout as well.

    Cheers
    Lasse
    Last edited by karlsson; 22-02-2018 at 07:28 AM. Reason: Ghostpost deleted

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