As an emergency backup I carry a spool and one of the small oral inflate DSMBs. As with all kit I have a practice from time to time.
I'm having a problem with the spool once I release the DSMB and the spool starts to spin, or rather doesn't. I can't seem to hold the spool in a way that spins freely in thick gloves. If I have thumb and finger lightly across the holes then the edge of the spool catches my gloves and it doesnt spin. I've ended up just letting the spool go. It normally spins and rises about a metre as the DSMB goes up and then falls back into my hand. Unfortunatly last time I tried I didn't catch the spool and a) ended up having to pull up in 10m of line to get it back and b) almost caused my buddy to spit out his reg laughing.
I've had a look at a few videos but all these guys are not wearing gloves, which makes it easy.
What am I doing wrong?
Options I can think of are a) remove glove or b) carry a pencil to use as an axle.
I though about putting the double ender through the hole in the spool but it won't fit.
What do other people do?