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Wind Knots - Braid

Post  Chumley Warner on Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:23 pm

Been getting a lot of wind knots of late. Never got em at all for 1st 10 or so outings with braid but getting them more and more frequently and its a right pain. Is im an idiot I have no idea how and why this is happening. Any help?
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Post  nickcarpy on Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:37 pm

dip spool in water before you start fishing,i do that when spodding,it helps mate
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:06 pm

That's good advice from Nick.

Another tip is to do a few casts, using a nice heavy weight (as heavy as your rod will handle), starting off short, increasing in distance as you go and wind the line back onto your spool through a wet cloth each time to make sure the braid is lying tight onto the spool. This should help prevent the wind knots you speak of.

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Post  Bazz on Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:06 pm

I loaded a spool dry a few weeks back & then found out (Tyram Hall Trip Wink ) from Adie, Nick & co. that it should be 'wet-loaded', so a few weeks later i set up my lure rod, put a 3oz lead on, crossed the main road outside my home, crossed County Hall car park & cast out into the Trent at 10pm one frosty night Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes . I then walked up the bank with bail arm open until all 150yds of line had played out, & then reeled it all in. The difference.. Shocked Its layed down so smoothly & neatly i couldn't believe it!
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Post  Andy Webster on Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:41 pm

Bazz wrote:I loaded a spool dry a few weeks back & then found out (Tyram Hall Trip Wink ) from Adie, Nick & co. that it should be 'wet-loaded', so a few weeks later i set up my lure rod, put a 3oz lead on, crossed the main road outside my home, crossed County Hall car park & cast out into the Trent at 10pm one frosty night

Did the braid get snagged in the cars that were going down the road Bazz? lol!

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Post  Bazz on Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:10 pm

Ha Ha no, I CROSSED THE ROAD with the rod & tackle 1st. Wink I did it on Trent Embankment, concrete steps that form the river bank for two miles. My casting is definitely not good for 200yds, 50 at best Laughing

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