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How To Fix Line Twist In Spinning Reels – This Works! | Bass Fishing

November 14, 2019

Hey, folks. Glenn May here with
A common problem people have with spinning gear is the line gets all tangled up and twisted.
There’s a quick and easy way to untwist that line. I am going to show you that here right
now, but keep in mind there’s a way to prevent that from happening in the first place. I’ve
got a video on that. There’s a link right below down here. Just click on that after
I show you this. You can forget about having to do this but once you get the line all tangled
you’re kind of stuck. This is what you’ve got to do to untangle
it. First of all, cut off all your line or cut off your lure so all you have is line.
Stick it in the water. Stick your boat in gear. You’ve got to have your bail open. All
you are going to do is let the line out. Let the water pull on the line and you are going
to let about almost all the line out. You want to go all the way down till there’s just
a little bit of line left. Then close the bail. Let it go for another
30-60 seconds. The water is going pull all the twist right out of it. Then you won’t
have any twist any more. You can reel back up and get right back to fishing. Now that
fixes it. Click the link on the bottom. Learn how to
stop it from happening in the first place. For more tips like this, visit


  • Reply Richard Lollie June 25, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Glen great way to get the twist out of the line. I will have to try this next time.thanks and keep up the videos

  • Reply WA Curtis June 25, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    It works well. I have been doing this for years…

  • Reply Joseph Tarditi June 25, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Sounds easy enough, any suggestions for bank fisherman?

  • Reply mrwil341 June 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    another good tip, thanks

  • Reply Dusty Kinley June 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm


  • Reply Ticotaco33 June 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Best part of the video, watch my other video to just avoid it all together. Love it

  • Reply Dan H June 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Awesome Glen, Now my son doesn't have to walk up the street holding the line! LoL

  • Reply TheNetfm June 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Great idea.will definitely have to try it out next time I'm out on he boat b central pa

  • Reply Jesse Fousek June 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Y'all lured me in here, now Hook my Bass up! I'd put a lunker on my line with them there lures! Mmm hhmmm, get sum.

  • Reply Kevin Guidry June 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Great Channel Glenn!

  • Reply Michael Shilling June 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm


  • Reply mwmnmwm June 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    keep all these great tips coming.

  • Reply Amy Damron June 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Very helpful.

  • Reply John June 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm


  • Reply Anthony McGee June 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Can you give advice for bank anglers, thanks!

  • Reply Kirk Gossett June 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    This is good information. I use it almost every time I start to head in after a day on the water.

  • Reply spcvicar nicname June 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    nice idea cheap and simple. Thx for the awesome hints

  • Reply Chris Buehler June 25, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Great video,  will remember for the next twist

  • Reply Our Hometown June 25, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Helpful tip. Subscribed to the YouTube Channel

  • Reply Ian Brockway June 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm


  • Reply John Mullahey June 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Great idea.  My problem is I don't own a boat.

  • Reply jcdws602 June 25, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Nice to know

  • Reply John Whiteker June 25, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Good stuff. Sure beats sending your kid down the block on his bicycle with a snap swivel on your line.

  • Reply Jack here June 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm


  • Reply William Shulak June 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I have tried this and it rally does the job.

  • Reply Roger W June 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    great tip!

  • Reply John Welch June 26, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Helpful tip!

  • Reply Geoffrey Rogers June 26, 2015 at 2:47 am

    I've had that problem several times but unfortunately I'm a boatless angler. Sometimes I'll tie the end of line to a tree limb & walk til I got the twist out. But I will definitely remember that for when in a boat next time. Thanks for the help

  • Reply BlueridgeBassin' June 26, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Let me tell Yall about this page/association….there awesome! Information true give is critical on every day anglers.

  • Reply Jacob Dickey June 26, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Thanks, That was a great video.

  • Reply Brennan Critzer June 26, 2015 at 3:12 am

    I seriously am so Happy to find this channel/website it helps me learn everyday and become a better angler.

  • Reply Taylor Coleman June 26, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Great tip

  • Reply Nathan Rogers June 26, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Nice tip!

  • Reply Scott Smallwood June 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Good tip, I've been using it for years . It works really well.

  • Reply Christopher Smith June 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    As an inexperienced baitcaster user I get those all the time. I think the correct term is birds nest. Lol… so while I'm fighting with my line a bass grabs it and having its way as well. Lucky me hunh! All it takes us patience I've learned

  • Reply ron newbery June 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Very good tips and well presented.

  • Reply Jason Ramos June 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Works really good. I used it last weekend

  • Reply shonnell white June 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I think this was a great knowledge skill set for that new or intermiiate fsihermen.

  • Reply Jerry Whatley June 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    That's good info thanks for your videos

  • Reply Darrin McCoy June 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Great easy idea. Thanks for the tip

  • Reply outdoortexan June 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Taught my son this trick and he does it often. We both fish finesse baits on spinning gear.

  • Reply Gregory Schultz June 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Have to give it a try…

  • Reply Jon Erdmann June 26, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you for the insightful video!

  • Reply mickyfingaz June 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I have a couple of rods on which I need to stretch and straighten the line.

  • Reply Stuart Moore June 26, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Love this Chan..

  • Reply Eunice Baker June 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

    This video has helped me thank you for the information

  • Reply Jason Ramos June 27, 2015 at 12:24 am

    This trick works really good. I tried it today

  • Reply David Mays June 27, 2015 at 12:25 am


  • Reply Hank Snow Outdoors June 27, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Good advise, but I need some baits to catch some fish with. 🙂

  • Reply Ty Wheeler June 27, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Good video.

  • Reply devon rutherford June 27, 2015 at 2:17 am

    You guys at bass resource are greati like the videos and great learning experience thanks a lot

  • Reply Nathan Barnett June 27, 2015 at 2:43 am

    great advice! used it today!

  • Reply Patrick Calcagno June 27, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Thanks for another great tip

  • Reply Raymond Fettig June 27, 2015 at 3:08 am


  • Reply dale mann June 27, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Very helpful.

  • Reply donatella ecca June 27, 2015 at 10:29 am


  • Reply Mark Detlor June 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Great info!

  • Reply Valerie Murray June 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Sounds pretty good gonna have to try it

  • Reply KLFER June 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Nice Trick!!!

  • Reply Timothy Tebbe June 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Pretty neat!

  • Reply jeff smith June 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Great advise, but I prefer to use the trolling motor to prevent running over line with big motor.

  • Reply Chastidy Brown June 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    This actually does work too!!

  • Reply William Prescott June 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Good idea thanks for sharing ?

  • Reply Steven Preston June 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Great way to fix that problem .

  • Reply Richard Gaestel June 27, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    that should help. Thank you

  • Reply Cody Odom June 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm


  • Reply Joe Bezzina June 28, 2015 at 11:59 am

    This beats pulling it out by hand

  • Reply Jonathon Miller June 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for the tip

  • Reply Michael Haseley June 29, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Always been a problem.

  • Reply Jeff Kurtz June 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Interesting stuff!

  • Reply Derek Bastian June 29, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Good tip

  • Reply Scott Hale June 29, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    is it weird to put braided on a spinning reel?

  • Reply Bike Park Dave June 29, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Good to know! Thanks for the tip.

  • Reply Jason Ramos June 30, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Thanks for the tips for fixing my fish line. It worked really good.

  • Reply Larry Dykhouse Jr June 30, 2015 at 1:03 am


  • Reply CaseytheComedian June 30, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Always good to find advice like this to teach newcomers 🙂

  • Reply Bryan Waters June 30, 2015 at 1:36 am

    nice video

  • Reply Zack Sudler June 30, 2015 at 2:33 am

    That was a great trick!  Thanks!

  • Reply Feng June 30, 2015 at 5:08 am


  • Reply Drew Thor June 30, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Great advice

  • Reply Brandy Butler June 30, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Thanks for video

  • Reply Jose Gort July 13, 2015 at 2:01 am


  • Reply HuskySized June 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Tangled up, mine is worse than a beginners baitcaster

  • Reply 358jjfish August 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I have a Kayak so I reckon I could do the same , if im bank fishing if I have enough room to walk I`ll see if it will work I use Nano Fill on my spinning gear  & get twist sometimes.

  • Reply BadgerCheese94 March 23, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    What if yer fishing from the shore or a dock?

  • Reply Clueless Joe Jackson May 11, 2017 at 10:37 am

    what if we don't have a boat

  • Reply Pink Swagger June 22, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    What if your not in a boat

  • Reply blackwings03 September 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I don't have a boat.

  • Reply Alabama Crappie Adventures March 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    So what if they don't have a boat? I've heard hot water for ten minutes.

  • Reply Michael B. April 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    It's a good tip. Use braid and a fluro leader even better.

  • Reply Hunting and Fishing with Ericka Johns July 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Ha, very simple and great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Gary Mcguinness September 23, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Great tip must go a buy a boat

  • Reply Raul Garcia December 25, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Will try and let you know if it works for me , thanks amigo!

  • Reply Stu Bee July 16, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Cheers big man ????????

  • Reply 62202ify July 30, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    When a guy who my Mother once dated took me fishing I had this problem a few times, it's a pain in the ass, especially if the bait is in the water.

  • Reply gonnahitcharide August 15, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Ok, note to self… an expensive boat today to get ride of line twist.

  • Reply Steven Sarnecki September 3, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Well if you don't know that, you never owned a boat, sort of meaningless for the bank fisherman!! Spinning reels create line twist i the nature of their action, but having to let all your line out after every day fishing on my boat and reeling it in, knowing that now I am taking really straight line from unkinking behind my boat, how do I do that if I don't feel like taking my boat out?? One answer, casting reels!! Learn how to cast with them and you can miss this and a million more like it.

  • Reply Robert Boudreau September 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Man, It took forever to let it out in a paddle boat. I peddled my bass off… Jeez

  • Reply New York Bishes October 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    So I need to buy a boat to get the line twist out. Dam

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