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Old 03-25-2017, 03:35 PM   #1
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I understand the premise behind chunking , but I have a question about it that needs some clarification. What type of reel works best for this technique? Open face or conventional? Does it really matter or is it a just a preference for each individual? I would think that an open face/spinning reel would be easier to free spool the bait into the chum line and float more naturally along with the unrigged chunks. Am I wrong in this?
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Conventional. In freespool with the clicker on. Won't backlash. Spinner is not smooth enough during feed out.
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I us a penn 30 wides with alarm on. Keeps from birds nesting.
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Ditto above. You're feeding the line out by hand so the type of reel doesn't necessarily hinder nor help the line-feed process but it's far easier and more efficient to slide a lever on a running fish than trying to close a bail.
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Thanks guys! I really appreciate the input. Hopefully I will be able to correctly apply the knowledge you've passed on and share a tale of success next time we gonout.
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