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Spooled ?

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I've been fishing for 65+ years and have never been "spooled" .  But I came very close to it yesterday . I  knew I had something extremely heavy , hugging the bottom and moving at a steady walking pace . I was running out of my 10 lb. mono line and had to hike it for about 200 yards . The fish wasn't giving an inch ....like I hooked submarine !  Finally , with only 8-10' of line left on the spool I wrapped the line around my hand and held steady , until ...POP...the line went limp ....hook was bent but still intact !  Don't know what it was but I suspect it was a big ol' sturg. !  That is the closest I have ever come to losing all my line . I was using a worm / spinner combo....next trip....heavier rod & reel !

  I suspect some of you guys/gals may have been spooled by salmon or musky or a big lake carp !  ....any volunteers ? 

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I dunno Smerch.  I'd say when you get down to the last few yards and you wrap the line around your hand, you've been spooled!  lol

That's a thrilling thing to have happen.  Too bad you never got to see it, but this way, the story is even more interesting!

 

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Ya Tom , I may have snagged it on the belly or chin . I visited Peters today to get a few spinner blades,  hooks & weights ....will set up my heavier rod & 4000 Stradic for my next outing . Any large fish in current requires stronger gear when they want to head out to Toronto .

Mike ,  I wouldn't try wrapping the line around my hand when using 20# braid or mono . ....maybe around the back of the reel or tighten the drag .

Good crowd down there today ....forgot it was the Kids Derby !  

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3 hours ago, DNorton said:

Just was in Peters today and loaded up on some carp gear for hopefully a good outing today. 

I noticed a good supply of carp rods while I was checking out the bait runner reels with larger spools  . ...looks like most reel makers these days don't include a second spool . It 's handy to have in case you get SPOOLED !   lol

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Good story Bill. Years ago My Buddy came out in my boat on Lake O and the only rod I had for him was an 8 ft. Fenwick with a Mitchell 300 and deep spool with 12 lb. line. He hooked a Salmon off the rigger and by the time I got my line in and both manual riggers up, he was out of line. I got the boat turned around and chased the fish and we managed to land it. 22 lb. Chinook. We still laugh about that one............................Daniel

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Brings back old memories Boog .....We had manual riggers and we would turn the boat and net the fish from the port side usually .  I used a Stradic 4000 with 17# Stren mono ....hooked into a hog in 25 fow , just  off the west pier at Port Dal.,  & it wrapped around the rigger wire & under the boat ....then came back out of it ! It went 25 lbs., best king of my lifetime .  And we laughed about that one too !  I have a paper picture of that one ..

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