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Fixed spool with braid birdsnest - Event Date: 24 January 2014 - 24 February 2014

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Roger Wilkes View Drop Down
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    Posted: 25 January 2014 at 7:18pm
Hi, I did a bit of. pracice casting at a local park with a grauvell 14ft eurorod, penn surfblaster 7000 200m 18lb braid 50lb tapered shock leader and 5oz weight.
2 light casts 130m, 3rd cast - birdsnest around the lower eye.
This rod has a small lowest eye on bottom of 2nd of 3 sections.
Can anyone advise the possible reason, does water stop this.
I have used the reel/line/shock for @20 hours actual fishing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doombar Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2014 at 9:29pm
I would think that it was caused by the braid not being wound back on under a even pressure and the line twisted when leaving the spool , when casting on a field always wind the line back under a bit a tension and that should help to keep it tight on the spool.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roger Wilkes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2014 at 10:09pm
Hi Dave, that would make sense, is the fairly small bottom eye irrelevant?
So for field casting maybe I should use a rag to feed the braid thru to tension?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ekyone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2014 at 5:41pm
When using braid on F/S reels two things are essential.

1 Underfill the spool by at least 1/4"

2 Always put the bail arm back over by hand

I use braid on F/S reels for spinning all the time and would get tangles on the cast regularly until I discovered this, I also believe a mono leader helps.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doombar Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2014 at 6:16pm
I would agree with Al to keep the line level below the lip and it would be a good idea when on the field to wind the line back on through a rag saves the braid cutting your fingers.
 
Good luck soon you will be hitting 150mtr and then the 200 mark
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The surfblaster 7000 has a shallow spool, but after 1st used filled flush -what a mess, thought I had made a mistake going BIG fixed spool /braid after 40 years multiplyer.
So till this latter escapade had 250m on the 300m spool.
See now that "a bit of friction" is a good thing.
So will stick to 200m
Big thanks all
Roger
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