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spools for kayak fishing

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:57 am
by corax50
Anybody find a good source for DIY info or for buying hand held wood spools for line fishing from a kayak? James

Re: spools for kayak fishing

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:47 pm
by DLee
I don't know much about this. Got any links?

I just brought some braided line home from my folks house in CA. It's color coded every 10yds and I think it may have a lead core. I bought it probably 30 years ago at a garage sale. It's on two spools, continuous. Probably a couple hundred yards if not more. Not sure if it's still any good. But seems like it might work for hand spooling... at least it sounds feasible. ha.

Let me know.



Re: spools for kayak fishing

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:28 pm
by mje
Do a Google image search for "hand fishing line" and you'll find scores of photos and drawings that will show you exactly what you're looking for.

Re: spools for kayak fishing

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:44 am
by corax50
Thankyou for your help- James

Re: spools for kayak fishing

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:56 am
by kiwisailor
Hi, I have been fishing out of kayaks/dinghys since I was a Kid. For what it is worth, my favourite/cheapest/most effective set is this. For trolling, I use a plastic circular spool approx. 10inch diameter. (larger size= less windups to store line). 1x inch wide piece of car inner tube over the line on spool. (IMPORTANT) as this secures line and lure. Tie CENTRE of spool to deck bungies OR use bungy to secure to non-stretchpoint to the right side of foredeck. Line needs to be wound onto spool in clockwise direction. Approx. 5x boat lengths of 20 lb line. When fish strikes lure, the spool will spin allowing you time to stomp right rudder and park paddle on deck.
Do NOT attempt to wind onto spool, just dump into water to Port. The right hand acts as rod, the left as reel. I have found that WITHOUT the shock/bungy, many fish are lost simply due to hook being ripped out of their mouths. P.S. I've tried VERY expensive setups, and this is the most effective for someone who puts the paddling miles in, with fishing as a bonus. Enjoy, Wayne