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neat way to roll up your spearfishing float line to avoid twisting, tangles and knots.
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“We call it the Mako method...but it’s been around for years.” Lol sounds familiar
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That's the method I've always used. I find a way to tangle it every single time without fail. Well I don't have the boat to stand on though. That's probably a big part of it.
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I've tried that a hundred times and it didn't work😕

Offline Tez

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I have good luck with the figure-8 over my hand and elbow.  Long loops always find a way to mess up for me.

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That's the method I've always used. I find a way to tangle it every single time without fail. Well I don't have the boat to stand on though. That's probably a big part of it.
Epic fail on my end. 

Didn’t your line once stay together so good it floated to another dive location up the coast.
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That's the method I've always used. I find a way to tangle it every single time without fail. Well I don't have the boat to stand on though. That's probably a big part of it.
Epic fail on my end. 

Didn’t your line once stay together so good it floated to another dove location up the coast.
Ya It floated about 100 miles south and stayed perfectly wrapped.  But when I went to unwrap it months later after being found took like 5 minutes to untangle. Looks neat though.
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That's the method I've always used. I find a way to tangle it every single time without fail. Well I don't have the boat to stand on though. That's probably a big part of it.
Epic fail on my end. 

Didn’t your line once stay together so good it floated to another dove location up the coast.
Ya It floated about 100 miles south and stayed perfectly wrapped.  But when I went to unwrap it months later after being found took like 5 minutes to untangle. Looks neat though.
No it was neatly wrapped when it was found, I borrowed it one day as a returning fee for noticing it was yours  and that was my wrap job. Hahaha pretty good for  drifting from fort bragg to point reyes and through the surf.  And it wasnt a dive location unless your into sharks, breakers, sand and a lot of pissed off elephant seals.
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It’s been my experience that the reason float lines tangle so badly is because I usually wind it in one direction and deploy it in the other direction and I don’t introduce a twist when I just wrap it from my hand to elbow. The figure 8 works better but it’s bulky.

The best way I have found is to drop the gun and start making the loops from the bitter end to the gun. It’s important to keep the loops the same length and to flip a twist into the float line (I use a backward extension of my wrist while winding in a counter clockwise direction) so that the loops are lying flat against each other. It’s the same way you would wind a hose on the ground.

From this type of wind I can usually just fling the float line and it’ll just deploy and lay down in a straight line.

 

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