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Old 08-25-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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Default Getting Spooled...

It's cool to "get spooled"...

But did you know as it happens you can save a lot of money by increasing the drag and breaking it off at the leader instead of watching that square knot at the real break?

Again, it's a cool story, but if you palm the spool on a spinning reel or increase the drag lever or star drag enough to break the line before you run out saves a lot of money.

I did not realize this until I watched a buddy "palm" a spinning reel when he hooked a bonefish in the bahamas. He did not do it on purpose, did it WAY to early, but it taught me a lesson. Sorry , he was not getting "spooled at the time, though he though so.

Never "palm" a reel when the fish is running, "palm" a reel only when you think you can gain on the fish, but as soon as the fish says "No... I'm going here instead", let him go there.

Back to getting spooled... Tighten the drag down as much as possible if your spool gets low. It should break at the leader and save you $$$.

Always buy rope with cash...

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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Ive never been spooled, I have had the line break at my rod and even the reel while fighting a fish and loosing a good bit of line which is odd.

I generally fish with a low drag, except for bottom fishing of course, and I palm or thumb the spool to gain line with needed.
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