big sean

Spooling My New Reel

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i just bought a penn 525 mag,what is the trick to get the line to spool even?

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Personally never used this reel, but I have used conventionals before. Without a levelwind, you have to spool the line on with your finger(or at least thats what i've always done, never heard of another way). Just move the line back and forth like a levelwind would do. I know, it's very annoying and tedious, but it should be worth it, Penns are great!! Good luck!

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Be sure to pull direct off the spool, allowing it to pay straight out. Let the spool turn, don't let it "loop" off.

Keep tension on the line, I run it around a couple bends a few feet away to keep it tight.

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Hey there, getting the line on the reel is very important because balance has everything to do with the distance you achieve on the cast...

Below is a video from Tommy Farmer who is a casting world champion and he stressed the importance of balancing your line loading on a conventional reel.

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_z8O...e=channel_page" If this URL doesn't work let me know and I can send another.

The single center hump does the trick on most reels (probably 75%), if it doesn't work spool all of the line onto another reel then reline using two humps, one at each end.

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