I spooled it on the right way (thanks interwebz) and applied KVD conditioner many times during the process. I went out the next day and after about 3-6 casts, BAM...so much line twisting. So I cut off the Ned Rig, carefully took out the worst of it, then un spooled the rest of the line out into the water behind me as I paddled away. I wound it up carefully and thought, hey I bet that did it! Time to go home, so didn't use it any more.
Two days later, I'm out, new Ned rig on... 3 casts, BAM, worse line twisting. Did the same thing (let it out behind me) then reeled it in. Didn't use it again. When I got home, took off the FC and put it back on the spool it came on. I put on some Sufix 832 10# braid for the next trip.
1. What did I do wrong?
2. How do I prevent it in the future?
3. Can I re-use the Sunline again or is it suitable just for leader at this point?
Perhaps a better line for taut, bottom contact presentations. If needing a fluoro for finesse / slack line duties, check out Seaguar Tatsu, or Sunline Assassin. I use both, and both are great.
Either way, the InvizX had to come off after a few seasons, so I used some 20lb Maxcuatro that came with my Chronarch MGL. After that I realized braid was better on spinning, regardless. Now after that I don't mind taking time to tie an extra leader. Even though I still don't feel I had too much line twist or too many wind knots, I definitely still had more line management issues with the fluorocarbon than I ever did the braid. This lead me to switch to generally braid only on spinning, unless I get extra setups or have a need for straight fluorocarbon spinning, I probably will not ever go back to it.
All this being said, I always used "Reel Magic" line conditioner on the spinning/fluoro setups, and pretty regularly. I also spooled very carefully, ALWAYS flipped the bail by hand (which REALLY helps), checked for windknots, etc. Just was more trouble than it was worth so I went back to braid with a rod's length leader.
I got some Tatsu 8# and have been using that for the last couple of weeks. So far line twist is minimal- much less than the Shooter but more than using braid. It is noticeable more "stretchy" than the Shooter. I can see the difference between the two lines in manageability- Shooter is definitely 'harder' and not as supple as the Tatsu. Both cast about the same, which is to say very good.
I use KVD's L&L on the line the night before I go out.
The advantages of braid on spinning are apparent- it's almost 'set and forget it' with maintenance; it's sensitive, and it's strength to weight is impressive. And yet, I have in my mind I gotta use FC on my finesse spinning setup. Well, I dropped some $$# on both the Shooter and Tatsu and my wallet won't let it sit on the shelf. LOL.