Why does the fishing line keep coiling?

As a boater, one of the most frustrating things you can experience is when your fishing line starts to coil or twist. This is a common occurrence and happens for various reasons.

Firstly, the fishing line may be coiling due to improper storage methods. If the fishing line is wound too tightly, it can cause it to coil up when you cast it out. To avoid this, wind your fishing line loosely onto the reel and make sure not to overload it, as this can cause tangling and coiling.

Another reason for the coiling of the fishing line could be the type of line used. Monofilament line is particularly prone to coiling due to its low memory, which means it easily takes on the shape of the spool it is stored on. In contrast, braided lines have a high memory, and thus are less susceptible to coiling.

Additionally, casting technique could also be responsible if you’re noticing your fishing line coiling up. If you’re whipping your rod too hard, this can cause your line to twist, causing it to tangle and coil. Instead, make sure that your casting motion involves a smooth and steady motion, avoiding any sudden, aggressive movements.

Lastly, wind and current in the water can also lead to the coiling of your fishing line. If the current or wind is too strong, it can create a drag, which will cause your line to twist and coil. In this case, it is best to adjust the weight of your lure or bait, so that you can cast it out effectively without being affected by the wind or current.

Coiling of fishing line is a common problem that every boater and angler will likely encounter at some point. But with a better understanding of the causes, you can quickly prevent this issue from ruining your fishing experience. By properly storing your line, using the correct type of line, adjusting your casting technique and taking into account wind and current conditions, you can enjoy a successful and tangle-free fishing trip.

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