Drill spooling attempt

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Re: Drill spooling attempt

Post by Seb85 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:50 am

Kimtown wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:41 am
Just hook up to a big eagle ray, let it zip 300m of line out and then winch the bastard in

TA-DA!!!

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Lol, not a bad idea. But wont do it on a 2000 reel with 8 lb line and 5kg drag.
It will either the whole line taken out or broken drag and the whole line taken out as well. :rofl:
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Re: Drill spooling attempt

Post by Kimtown » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:55 am

Seb85 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:50 am
Kimtown wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:41 am
Just hook up to a big eagle ray, let it zip 300m of line out and then winch the bastard in

TA-DA!!!

Perfectly spooled reel.
Lol, not a bad idea. But wont do it on a 2000 reel with 8 lb line and 5kg drag.
It will either the whole line taken out or broken drag and the whole line taken out as well. :rofl:
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Re: Drill spooling attempt

Post by Seb85 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:42 pm

Second attempt with bolt and nut instead of skewer sticks.
Much better, neater and definitely tighter.
I put the line on a spare reel first, set some drag, then spool it.
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Re: Drill spooling attempt

Post by Seb85 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:41 pm

DougieK wrote:
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Not sure in numbers but my fingers were holding pretty tight. Hence the duck tape on the fingers.
I hope its enough not to give air knot / bird's nest.
When I don't have the chhance to lean on Franks hospitality at Busted and make him do it for me, i've actually taken to spooling up an old lethal 100 then setting the drag and using a spare rod to spool off that. It lets you use a drag and get a pretty solid idea about how much pressure you're putting on the braid. Most people recommend about 1/3rd the breaking strain of the line. So if i'm spooling 24kg braid (60lb) i'll put it on the lethal, put the lethal on a rod then use weight plates and a pulley to set the drag at 8kg, put the rod in a rod holder, then connect that through the guides of a second rod and onto the reel i'm actually spooling. It's a bit more work but saves your line wrapping around the guide on the second cast with a $60 lure. Could do the same thing with your drill and just use the spare reel and rod to keep the tension.
Thx for the tip. I put the line to an old reel, set some drag and respool with bolt and nut instead of skewer sticks. More tension and it's now spooled nicely and tight enough to prevent air knot etc... I hope...
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Re: Drill spooling attempt

Post by DougieK » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:21 pm

You're probably going to damage your braid the way you were doing it as well.
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Re: Drill spooling attempt

Post by purple5ive » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:37 pm

not to mention damage the alloy drag backing plate.. those things are pretty fragile, so be careful with it.
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