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Coiling Line

I like to coil line. I usually just do the basic clockwise coil and occasionally in a figure 8. Does anyone know fancier ways to coil it?
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Coiling Line

I don''t know any fancy ways to coil line but if you want it to run out without fouling try simply laying it back and forth across your hand. If you coil in a circle clockwise or otherwise you are introducing a twist into the line with every coil which you are not untwisting when you go to use the line.
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Coiling Line

My understanding of proper line coiling is to lay 3 strand line in a circle by twisting out any tension for the line to lay in a proper circle. I always lay it clockwise as that seems to work for me.

Double braided line should be laid in a figure 8 as that will relieve any tendency to foul. I''ve noticed that it does seem to lay more naturally in a figure 8. I have tried to lay it in a circle and it "tells" me that that is not the way it wants to be laid!
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Jim
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