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New line from spool to reel

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I used to place line on my spinning reel with the new spool of line laying flat on the ground and the wraps of line going onto my spin reel in the exact lay as it came off the reel. I watched Starlo lay a new reel with line using the old screwdriver through the reel trick keeping a finger on the spool for control. I tried this but am not happy with the application. It may be me but I feel like it has line twist. What is the prefered method.

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yaker said:
I recently bought a Diawa Emcast and loaded it with 20lb Platinum. The Diawa instructions were quite specific about having the spool of line rotating with the line coming off the bottom of the spool. (I know, "real men don't read instructions". But these ones had pictures! :lol: )

Apparently this is recommended "to achieve optimum performance of the Twistbuster system". The line loaded beautifully, and - with the small amount of use it has received to date - has performed faultlessly.
I have a Daiwa reel to fill and will give that method a try. After filling a spool I let most of the line out while on the water and reel it in with a bit of a load and have few problems.

I was advised to use the water method but I think that applies to mono, Braid supposedly absorbs no water so I don't see why water is necessary.

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