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    Hi there

    I'm looking for some advice on the best way to reel on a new line so it doest twist or sit wrong on the reel.

    Cheers

    Will

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    You get line winders specifically for this.



    I usually just lay the line in loose coils on the floor and either let it run between my feet ( socks on )or knees to keep even pressure on it while reeling in. Some folk use and old cut down rod cut off just above the 1st ring and hold the line taught, again while reeling in.
    Tight Lines. :)

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    Put a pen or stick through the hole in the drum holding the line and wind straight on to reel, dont just lie the drum on the floor and reel as every coil that comes off like a spring will put a twist into your line,hope you understand what i mean ,you might see how to do it if you search youtube
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    Thanks guys

    I think I'll go for the simple pen through the hole technique.

    Thanks Rookstorm, I do understand what you mean. I'm thinking of investing in a couple of the Pitsford Pirate lines and didn't want to ruin them by twisting them onto the reel the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will_161 View Post
    Thanks guys

    I think I'll go for the simple pen through the hole technique.

    Thanks Rookstorm, I do understand what you mean. I'm thinking of investing in a couple of the Pitsford Pirate lines and didn't want to ruin them by twisting them onto the reel the first time.
    Might be wrong but I think you might have a bit of bother putting a pencil through the drum on these lines.
    Tight Lines. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-Don View Post
    Might be wrong but I think you might have a bit of bother putting a pencil through the drum on these lines.
    Ha I realised that when I posted that.

    I received a PM from Pitsford Pirate saying he'd throw in a plastic spool with my order so I could wind them on

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    Aye, I would normally recommend using an old spool from an boxed line, always worth keeping hold of or tapping one off a mate who has bought a boxed line.

    Also using a rolled up magazine or similar is okay, as long as someone is helping you and the line is allowed to turn freely.

    I have a spare spool here anyway so you can have it mate.

    Tip for anyone loading a line for the first time or not used to doing it, never load a line from the floor, you'll just put a twist in it.

    The Pirate.
    Last edited by PitsfordPirate; 09-02-2011 at 07:14 PM. Reason: spolling mistook

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