Getting Spooled... - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > General Discussion > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
Neptune calls me "Daddy"
Grand Slam
 
jim t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 9,041
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 $$$.

Jim
__________________
Always buy rope with cash...

Last edited by jim t; 08-25-2012 at 12:34 AM.
jim t is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
JD7.62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5,584
Default

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.
JD7.62 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.