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Hey guys, Im running P line fluoro coated line and im getting line twist. What do you guys do to stop this? Thanks

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I only run straight 8lb flouro. Trilene 100%. Pretty sure the p line is a bit stiffer line. Line twist is unavoidable with drop shotting.

 

As mentioned a small swivel can help with it, but I believe u lose a little feel with that, and u add a knot that creates a weak point.

 

Also, learning to back reel will help eliminate the most twist.

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thanks guys. That vmc hook looks great. Should stop all the line twist. In the mean time I guess I will use a swivel and hope that helps the problem.

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tiny swivel about 12" above hook. Done

 

Yep. Doesn't cut down on feel at all. Slowing down your retrieve when you bring it in for another cast will help as well. That's when most line twist occurs....I think.

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Hey guys, Im running P line fluoro coated line and im getting line twist. What do you guys do to stop this? Thanks

 

 

I use the same line, love it. At the end of my day,I just take all the tackle off,let out 100ft of line out in the water while moving ,for about 5 minutes.Reel back in ,and alls good.

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use a small baitcaster will help too

 

Hey bud,tried that aswell.It does lessen the amount of twist,it still happens. I did try a swivel aswell,but still get it.

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i use a small swivel out of my steelhead gear 15 lb power pro main line ans 8 -12 lb seagar leader line with phoenix or owner drop shot weights with the swivels as well matched with a drop shottin carrot stix and a shimano stella reel mostly perfect now, but tangled like crazy when i used flouro main line, best thing to reduce line twist is to stop catching little smallies

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it's a personal choice (and perhaps old fashioned) but over the years i've deemed fluoro mainline as garbage and not worth the hassle. personally i'd prefer a traditional mainline with a 100% fluoro leader from 12" to 3' in length and a micro swivel depending on the conditions.

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Hey bud,tried that aswell.It does lessen the amount of twist,it still happens. I did try a swivel aswell,but still get it.

 

yeah doesn't rally stop line twist but bait casters handle twisted line much better

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