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How To Avoid Line Twist When Spooling A Surf Spinning Reel

There is a very simple method to avoid line twist when you spool your spinning reel for surf fishing . This technique is easy to remember and works perfectly every time no matter which direction the spinning reel turns when you spool new line on it.

The first thing to do is to determine the direction your spinning reel turns when viewed from the rear of the reel. As you look at the reel with the back of it facing you it will turn clockwise or counterclockwise.

Now lay the new spool of fishing line down flat on one side. With the spool stationary, pull a strand of line off and notice whether it comes off in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction.

If it comes off in the same direction as your spinning reel then you are good to go. If not simply turn the spool of line over on the other side and it will match the direction of your reel.

As long as the line comes off the spool in the same direction as the reel turns you will avoid all twist every time you spool up with new line.

The video below explains it perfectly with a demonstration

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