SLICK. It’s tough to beat a brand new spool of line on a reel. The hope and feel that it’ll take the next big fish and make a minnow out of it is a great sensation. Things will be a bit slicker with the rain coming through tonight and tomorrow, so we keep our eyes on fishing line tips in our Outdoors Roundup today.
Featured Photo: Fresh Line. New Fireline fills a Pfleuger President. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 5/21 – Wind then Wet – Hi 51, Lo 40, Wind E@26, G36.
Tomorrow: Wed 5/22 – Drizzly – Hi 52, Lo 43, Wind NE@14, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
Fol. Day 8:17AM 3:50AM 4:17PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (91% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Before the winds get too high and the rains come in, get on some fish with Moonset in our Edge Hour.
SHORT OF THE EDGE. Remember when filling spinning reel spools with line to stop short of even with the top lip of the spool. Overfilling can cause unwanted wind knots on a cast and a trimming of perfectly good line. Follow fill rates listed on the spool for best results.
BACK IT UP. For superlines, consider using a few wraps of electrician’s tape on the base of the reel, or monofilament as backing. This not only gives the superline something to bite into, it also can help stretch a spool of the more expensive stuff out over two fills.
NICKS & WEAR. Inspect superlines for nicks and abrasions and trim the bottom off and retie with a better section above. When a stretch of main superline begins to turn white, trim it off and move up the spool for less-worn line.