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Old 12-20-14, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Have you been spooled? Here's a tip.

We've all been spooled at one time or another. Here's a way to minimize that.
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Old 12-20-14, 09:56 PM   #2
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I guess I don't go after big enough fish ... I've never been spooled. Actually, I don't want to catch something that can run that hard and far. Too much like work for me.
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Old 12-21-14, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. All fishing tips are welcome although I have never had a bass "spool" me and probably never will.
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Old 12-21-14, 11:24 AM   #4
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This does not work for southern rays or butterfly rays as I have tried it. I see Larry Zonka do that with his super bowl ring on big fish and he says it upsets them and he gets a better fight. Heck if it is on TV it has to be true..

Thanks for the tip. Next sturgeon I hook up I will try it. They spool me every year at least once.

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Old 12-21-14, 05:02 PM   #5
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Never had a bass run me to the end, but I've had catfish, carp and musky take all the line I had.

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Old 12-23-14, 06:53 PM   #6
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Nope, but then all I fish for are bass.
It's happened to the best of them: John 21:3
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Old 12-24-14, 12:11 AM   #7
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I had a Steelhead and King Salmon almost do it to me. Rather exciting!
Just one more cast, and then some!
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Old 12-24-14, 11:41 AM   #8
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Fishing from a kayak I just snug up the drag and let a big fish tire itself dragging me around the lake.
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Old 12-24-14, 11:55 AM   #9
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I've never even come close to getting spooled, but all I fish for are bass...and MN/IA bass at that, so nowhere near the size that many of you are after.
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Old 12-24-14, 11:20 PM   #10
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Works on some fish. Others, wahoo, kingfish, billfish not so much.
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