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    Default Spinner reel kicked my butt

    So, I went fishing with the girlfriend last weekend by the lake. So I brought my old spinner rod and reel with me.

    I don't know if I've just been fly fishing too much or what but I could not get that thing to cooperate with me. Every time I lifted the bail to cast a bunch of line would fall off the reel. I had the line pinched between my rod and finger, I had the bail retrieval thing set up near the rod, I did everything I did as a kid but could not control that stupid line!!

    The few times I did get a decent cast it didn't go any further than if I'd been using my fly rod. So I switched over to my fly rod and just fished with buggers and muddlers.

    What the heck? Have I lost my touch?

    I'm not really looking for answers, I just thought it was funny that I've become completely incompetent with a simple spinner reel.

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    Default Re: Spinner reel kicked my butt

    Sounds like the first time I used a bait casting reel Haven't touched my spinning reel in a couple years, wonder how I'd do...
    - William

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    Default Re: Spinner reel kicked my butt

    sounds like line memory...gotta stretch that stuff out. A long cast that lands on a snag is an easy method to stretch a bunch of line
    Less likey, more green dots
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    Default Re: Spinner reel kicked my butt

    You know I bet it was a line memory issue. I hadn't thought of that. Next time I'll stretch it out first.

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    Default Re: Spinner reel kicked my butt

    Sounds like line memory. Get new line or you'll be stretching for a week ! You probably would have done better with your flyrod as opposed to spinning anyway!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
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    Default Re: Spinner reel kicked my butt

    Possibly too much line on the spool combined with the line memory?

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