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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Holding loops, not coils, of running line

Hey guys,

We posted a video on our blog today that I thought you might like to check out. It's a tip that a bunch of us learned from Ed that really helps prevent tangles when shooting larger amounts of line. Basically you strip in and hold your loops running in two directions, rather than holding coils all running in one direction. It's a little hard to explain but I thought Whitey did a solid job in the video.

http://www.deneki.com/2010/08/runnin...holding-loops/

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Thanks Andrew, nice vid!

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Running line management

I think Dec covers a similar little nugget in his excellent
book "A Passion for Steelhead ".
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Sorry,
But I still don't understand what he's trying to describe.
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It is how he grabs the line with the hand he is holding it with. Strip in 4, grab with palm down, strip in 4 grab with palm up. That has the effect of reversing the direction of the loops with fewer tangles on the shoot. Do it real slow a few times to get the muscle memory.

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Wow, that video makes sooooo much sense. Have have climbed for years and I never thought of stacking running line the same way I stack/bundle up my rope. Come to think of it I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't think of that myself : )

Thanks guys for doing that video!!!
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ya know i watched skagit master with eagle eyes at how ed handled his running line and it looked like he just pinched the last strip into a loop in his top hand and that was it, was thinking dam he dont get any problems with tangles etc with just one loop! so i tried it on still water and it worked ok, but still got a few tangles, tried it with 2 loops, again in still water and it works alot better, however i didnt think i was going to have a fun time in fast or moderate flowing rivers, after seeing that clip it makes perfect sense, i imagine ed is so used to and good at setting it all up that it doesnt look like he is doing anything other than stripping in line, like a jedi using the force to drop peoples pants in public, doesnt look like he is doing anything but peoples pants are dropping left, right and centre!

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Thanks. Now I understand.

Interestingly I recently started a thread on this subject in the tackle forum. Now that I took of the shooting head, pulled all the running line off the reel and reeled it in on a lawn, then put on the shooting head and reeled it in I haven't been getting any tangles.

I think the key for me is reeling in a shooting head without a fly everytime I put a new one on.

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Stripping Basket

I tried the technique on stillwater. It worked very well, it seems, until I used my mesh stripping basket. Then the shooting line tangled.

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Just Wondering how this stacks up against the count down method of always making subsequent loops smaller, 6 pulls for first loop 5 for second 4 ... etc


It looked like he was doing less strips as he went along.

I have always used the count down method and like its simplicity but I would be lying if I said that I never had foul ups.
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