AaronWilde

Bad line lay?

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Got a penn spinfisher vi7500lc. Spooled it under moderately heavy tension. Is this line lay acceptable? This isnt enough to take a spool washer out and replace with a half size washer is it?  It came with an extra half thick washer.16603271891604712586694635797125.jpg.f2a602babf2e0ec8bae33fee9c889d0c.jpg16603273714824464229847561402639.jpg.8405888c7d4586db4ef513245a02a6bc.jpg16603273941701806399987460940755.jpg.7d3e84ae917980083b2599b042331b07.jpg16603274142008009011121583700869.jpg.7ba56d657ae50a45699cc7fdaf78316a.jpg

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Not bad,but over filled. I would reduce by 50 yds at least. I want 1/8 in from the lip of spool.  The lay of line isn't that bad at all. An over filled spool is asking for wind knots especially if you are casting spooks or poppers where you don't have constant retrieves.

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Try pulling off 100 yards..

 

Every 5 handle cranks, rotate the spool a quarter or half a turn.......That helps offset the pattern that can compound causing dips or piling at the oscillation direction switch.

 

To me it looks very good.

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48 mins ago, John P said:

Not bad,but over filled. I would reduce by 50 yds at least. I want 1/8 in from the lip of spool.  The lay of line isn't that bad at all. An over filled spool is asking for wind knots especially if you are casting spooks or poppers where you don't have constant retrieves.

John is spot on with his assessment.  The line lay is fine, but spool is way overfilled.  Reduce to 1/8 of an inch from the spool lip as advised to avoid wind knots.  I had to learn this lesson the hard way.

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There should be a black ring at the bottom of that spool. You definitely don't want to go past it and should be able to clearly see it all the way around once spooled up.

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Way overfilled, serious windknots if you fish it that way. Line lay is fine, don't obsess over it....won't cost you a yard of distance even if it was poor.

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Looks good. The line looks quite thick? What size is thay?

 

Spool is full but not really too full-full.  Shedding about 30-60m off might also be a good idea.

 

Should go out and let out a few good casts rip and settle in the line more. Before doing anything else. 

 

Use 4oz then 5 6 then 8. Dont jump to 8 at the start.

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Ok well I will unspool it down the beach and try reeling it in again just to see, maybe I'll remove the washer entirely just to see what it does, can always put it back. Is it okay to run it without the washer?. I'll try your idea of turning the spool every 5 cranks. Do you guys mean turn the spool to wrap more line or to pull line off the spool 1/4 - 1/2 a turn every 5 turns of the handle? I'll test cast a bit and if I get a wind knot well I'll cut that extra line off, haha. You don't wanna know, it's 80lb braid :P. Will be throwing 8nbait basically

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20 mins ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

What brand line? 80 is huge:wee:

J braid x8. .43mm diameter. Ill be using 50lb in the future as well. Its for White Sturgeon fishing. Im sure itll already cast 100 yards as I was getting 50+ yards before with an old school spinning reel and 130lb braid

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At these line sizes.. throwing a conventional would be better.  But you got the reel already so go out and have some fun.  Just don't forget finger tape/glove or a cannon.

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Just now, EricL said:

At these line sizes.. throwing a conventional would be better.  But you got the reel already so go out and have some fun.  Just don't forget finger tape/glove or a cannon.

Yes I am aware a conventional would cast slightly further but I already have a good spinning rod so I just upgraded my reel. I have a casting trigger and honestly its not necessary with 80lb braid anyway because of how thick the braid is I never get cut. In the near future ill be trying 50lb mainline to a shock leader just for the hell of it 

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