How can I stop my backlash problems? Mono topshot over Spectra

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  1. DawnPatrol

    DawnPatrol Cora's & Hollis' GrandPa

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    Seems lately that I am having an issue with my mono topshot (around 80') over my spectra backlashing and not sitting down on my Avet spool real "tight" (or whatever you want to call it)

    Never had much of a problem before. My topshot has been P-line, anywhere from the 25-40# line class...

    Is it the P-line? Not putting enough pressure on the line when spooling it onto the reel?

    Any mono out there that you prefer to use that helps eliminate the backlash?

    Sometimes that freespool on the Avets is so clean & loose I think it contributes a little to it.....

    Any thoughts and/or suggestions?

    Thanks
    Alan
     
  2. doisevedau

    doisevedau Newbie

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    P-line too much memory. izorline better
     
  3. hotrail20

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    Backlash may just be from when you are winding back in, you are not keeping enough pressure on it I doubt its the mono any line will react the same on any brand of reel
     
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    thumb it more
     
  5. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Spinning gear..... :D
     
  6. Luke

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    Three things to try:

    1) carry a 4 oz sinker in your pocket, before you go to the bait tank look at the spool.....is it level and tight? If not drop down with the sinker to re-wind it on level and tight.
    2) you will have to trust me on this one, when you cast watch the spool. You will not miss the ocean but by watching the spool your "thumbing" goes from feel to observing. As you move from outfit to outfit, line size to line size, each one requires a different amount of pressure. It works....
    3) thumb the side of the spool not the line.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    if you're watching your spool how will you know when your bait hits the water :confused:
     
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  8. fishstomp

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    Learn how to cast.........ask a deckhand or Captain for pointers. They will show you what to do.
     
  9. Mo Betta

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    You sure it's not your knot getting hung up on the guides causing the back lash?
     
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  10. J.AkuHed

    J.AkuHed I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What model Avet are you talking about? They are notorious for back lashing if you are not used to them. Because they have heavy spools, they will over run the line if you aren't careful. Also, Once you start getting back lashes the line will "remember" that spot and you'll back lash again in the same spot.
    When I first got my JX 6/3, I'd back lash it all the time swinging for the fences! I started getting fewer back lashes once I learn to lob the cast instead of forcing it.
    I would change the line and go for a shorter top shot. Go with a softer line than P-line like Big Game or Izorline XXX. And, as previously stated, pay attention to the cast, thumb the side of the spool instead of the center, on the line, keep a steady tension on the retrieve and make sure the line is level.
    Good luck, practice makes perfect!
     
  11. bennye

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    No need to read below. This is the answer
     
  12. Elitetv1958

    Elitetv1958 Well-Known "Member"

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    I've used P-line 50# for years... Gray extra limp. Works great. Finger tape on your thumb or the heat gets to be too much.
     
  13. HermosaJoe

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    When you see the backlash! :)

    On a serious note, always make sure your line is wet before you cast.
     
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    nefarious235 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    When you get a professional over-run, cause I know you don't get a birdnest
     
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    Use a shorter topshot. 1) Either short enough to have the knot outside of the guides(5-6' for lob casts) 2) or maybe enough for only 2-3 wraps over the spectra(15'-20' just enough for the line to have enough momentum to cleanly pull the topshot through the guides without hanging up). I use the latter and have had no problems.
     
  16. gved823

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    This is gospel, I have same reel, had same problem. Great advice
     
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  17. DawnPatrol

    DawnPatrol Cora's & Hollis' GrandPa

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    Jim... you have nailed it... I use JX 6/3's also... thanks
     
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  18. mike a.

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    i have a few mxls and my do the same thing even when flylining live bait gets real furstrating is there any thing i can do to stop it ive tried braid, changing line, short topshots even asking the deck hands what they think.
     
  19. mackereljoe

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    Try adding a static magnet and try izor xxx or big game.
     
  20. slydawg

    slydawg Always wishin' I was fishin'

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    Moisten your line by letting it out on the way out. Stack it neatly.
     

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