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Lines, Loops and Leaders Line / Leader Recipes, Loops, Splices, etc.

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Old 09-30-2004, 12:39 PM
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I had several long discussions on line twist with Bruce Richards a few years ago.

When we roll cast,,,,,we form a half twist,,,,many casters also form a half twist in their lines with the casting motion on each cycle.

One way to minimize the twisting is to have only enough line in your basket to complete the cast,,,,any additional line loose line in the basket will quickly form twists. This is very apparent in fly casting from a boat with loose line on the deck.

Bruce recommended (for single handed rods) to note the direction of twist (c'wise vs. counter c'wise) and untwist the line by holding the rod vertically and rotating the tip in a circle in the opposite direction. You may look funny to other FF but it will quickly remove the line twist.

It is amazing how many FF blame a new line for the twists when they are creating the problem,,,,not the line.

Fred Krow
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