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How To Spool Line On A Fishing Reel
Unscrew the cover and take it off the reel. Some screw on, some have a notch and pin to hold them on.
Take all the old line off the reel. You can pull just enough line off so you can put enough new line on to make a long cast. Leave the old line for backing. This will save you money.
New Line To Spool
Holding the line tight put the cover back on the reel. Make sure the line is not pinched by the reel cover. Pull the line tight after putting the cover on.
Lay the filler spool on the floor so the line comes off the spool the same way it goes on your reel. This will help prevent twist. While holding the line tight in one hand, start reeling the new line onto the reel. It is important to keep tension on the line as it goes on to make sure it is tight on the spool. Loose line will catch on itself and cause casting problems.
Don't put too much line on the reel. Fill the spool to about 1/8 inch of the lip. You may have to take the cover off to check as you spool it and if you do make sure you don't pinch the line when replacing it.
If you did not run the line through the rod guides before spooling new line, run it through the guides now and tie on your favorite lure and go fishing. When casting it is a good idea to hold the reel so you can pinch the line between your fingers and keep it tight as you reel in. This is most important when reeling in a light lure that does not put tension on the line. A crankbait or a fish pulling against the line will keep tension on it.
Remove Twist From Line
the line is twisted after you put it on, remove the twist. You can
idle along in a boat and trail line behind you with nothing on it,
then reel it in slowly. You can also lay the line out in your yard or
house and slowly reel it back on the reel. There should not be
anything on the end of the line when reeling it back on the reel.
How To Spool Line onto a Spinning Reel
Attach the line to the reel. There are a lot of different ways of doing this, however, you can use a simple slip knot and then slide the knot tight on the spool once you have it tied
Make sure you are using fresh fishing line that is free from any memory and is not brittle. If you are new to using a baitcasting reel make sure you use and least twenty or thirty pound test line. The heavier weight line you use the easier it is to learn to cast and the less backlashes you will have.
Keep tension between the spool and the reel at all times and make sure the line spools onto the reel spool smoothly and evenly.
Fill the entire spool of the reel up with line, you will find your reel performs better this way.
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