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« on: August 17, 2009, 14:30:39 CET »

Hi people can anyone tell me how to fill a multiplier reel with braid pls? I mean does one needs to wet the braid before filling up the reel?


Because last time I lost a big fish because at one point the the braid got stuck very deep within itself when the fish was taking the line and the reel couldn't spin anymore so ended up breaking the braid. Any suggestions please?


Thanks for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 14:56:16 CET »

Hi Cla144,

Braid in particular needs to be spooled quite differently fom normal mono onto a reel.  You did't mention whether the reel you were using is a conventional (multiplier) reel or spinning reel.  I'm guessing here that it's a multiplier.  What you need to do is when spooling up braid, you need to wind it onto the reel under some pressure.  An important point to remember is to wind it on somewhat erratically, and not in an even fashion.  Every 30 to 40 mtrs, give the line a couple of quick erratical runs across the spool.  This will help eliminate the possibility of the line cutting into itself.  Make sure that when retrieving the line, you also remember to do the same thing.  Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 14:56:52 CET »

He did gaffer he said multiplier reel Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 14:57:41 CET »

This is what i do. Put a stick through the plastic spool that the braid is on and get someone to hold the stick with two hands one on either side of the spool. Get him to sit down with a cushion on his lap and press the spool into the cushion so that you create tension on the line as you try to wind it onto your reel. You can vary the amount of tension by the pressure you put onto the stick as you push the spool into the cushion. Also as you wind the line onto the reel use your thumb to lay the line evenly across the reel as you wind the line on. If you havn,t done it before it might take a bit of practice. You can also use this method for mono.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 15:16:44 CET »

Thanks Gaffer and redbus9 for your help. I did made some pressure on the line when spooling in. I never tried to wind it erratically every 30-40 metres. I will give it a try then. I really don't know what happened because after let say 200 metres of line it got stuck. Maybe because of the type of braid which I used? I used the flat one not the round one 0.35mm.


Thanks once again.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 09:46:26 CET »

Thats the point Cla144.  The braid got stuck because it was cutting into itself.  Unlike mono, which stretches, braid is not that flexible, and will eventually cut into itself if not spooled in the correct way.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 10:55:24 CET »

Thanks for your help Gaffer
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