Fathom line holes in spool cutting braid

Discussion in 'World Of PENN' started by craigen, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. craigen

    craigen Got Spooled

    Location:
    san diego
    Name:
    Craig
    Boat:
    none
    • Messages:
      (1,025)
    • Likes Received:
      (191)
    I was spooling up my FTH30LD2 with some 80# braid. The braid is really hard to get into the hole in the spool arbor. I put some glue on the end of the line to stiffen it and got it in but when I cinched my knot the line broke on the sharp edges around the holes. I gave up on using this feature and just put some electrical tape over the arbor and tied my braid with two wraps and a long tag end. Maybe I'm missing something but if these holes in the spool are designed to anchor the line around the spool why the sharp edges?
     
  2. surfgoose

    surfgoose active geezer

    Location:
    Long Beach, CA, USA
    Name:
    Gary
    Boat:
    whichever has the longest bunk
    • Messages:
      (2,501)
    • Likes Received:
      (3,326)
    I've spooled up a whole lot of Fathom reels and have never even noticed a hole for putting line through! I guess it's time to get my eyes checked again. I always just put on a single layer of finger tape, stretched tight so that you can see the spool through it, but it provides an anchor point for the braid.
     
    Yellowtail Dan likes this.
  3. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Tree Juan ho
    Name:
    Al
    Boat:
    Salty AF
    • Messages:
      (1,828)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,068)
    Yup I noticed that too when I got my first Fathom. Needless to say I don't use it.
     
  4. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    MarkT
    Boat:
    Blazer Bay 1860
    • Messages:
      (7,594)
    • Likes Received:
      (4,461)
    I think it's a drain hole, not a line tie.
     
    Ready4TheYellow likes this.
  5. coweyes

    coweyes Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    coweyes
    Boat:
    dd
    • Messages:
      (141)
    • Likes Received:
      (38)
    It is a line tie hole for me. It has two holes one on 180 degree side of the spool cylinder with a counter cut out. No sense to have a drain hole on spool since it will only drain the water into the inner part of the spool?
     
  6. craigen

    craigen Got Spooled

    Location:
    san diego
    Name:
    Craig
    Boat:
    none
    • Messages:
      (1,025)
    • Likes Received:
      (191)
    Other reels have a raised pin for this purpose. Torques have a band of scored silver or gold surface different from the black or gold anodized spool. Maybe Tunanorth can give us a clue.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  7. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Burbank, CA
    Name:
    Glenn
    Boat:
    20' Skipjack
    • Messages:
      (1,591)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,816)
    Never used em, they get covered with tape anyways before spooling
     
    Ready4TheYellow likes this.
  8. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Socal
    Name:
    jim
    Boat:
    24 ft grady white
    • Messages:
      (5,633)
    • Likes Received:
      (4,591)
    Don't cinch the knot so tight.I also wonder if the glue screwed up the braid ? If you get that far down on line you're screwed anyway.
     
  9. craigen

    craigen Got Spooled

    Location:
    san diego
    Name:
    Craig
    Boat:
    none
    • Messages:
      (1,025)
    • Likes Received:
      (191)
    I just put a little glue on the end so it would become stiffer to thread through the hole.
     
  10. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    MarkT
    Boat:
    Blazer Bay 1860
    • Messages:
      (7,594)
    • Likes Received:
      (4,461)
    I would just put some tape around the spool and tie over that. I don't use spool pins to anchor the line or any holes in the spool. Just asking for trouble with them as you've seen.
     
    Yellowtail Dan likes this.
  11. gary760

    gary760 Member

    Location:
    UK
    Name:
    GARY
    Boat:
    none
    • Messages:
      (165)
    • Likes Received:
      (42)
    You are tying it on wrong. Go through the hole then around the spool arbour. Then tie your knot, Then the edges cannot cut the line ( ie do not go through the hole and tie to the " bridge")
    Regards Gary
     
    stephen campbell likes this.
  12. craigen

    craigen Got Spooled

    Location:
    san diego
    Name:
    Craig
    Boat:
    none
    • Messages:
      (1,025)
    • Likes Received:
      (191)
    Sounds good but still hard to put 80# braid through hole.
     
  13. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    By the lake
    Name:
    Tunanorth
    Boat:
    Bass Tracker 16
    • Messages:
      (5,103)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,412)
    Probably best not to use the hole as a line-tie.
    Best advice as posted here is a few wraps of athletic tape, and uni-knot around it, though some "old schoolers" may use a 5-yard "bottom shot" of monofilament.
    The hole is only there because some people complain if a reel does not have it, much as they did way back in the day about Senator and Jigmaster spools.
     
    craigen likes this.

Share This Page