How to Put Line on a Reel

Putting line on a spinning reel can become a very troublesome work as it has higher tendency to get twisted during the process. So the right guidance can set you free from all the troubles that lies beneath. This task can be divided into few calculated steps like:

  • Choosing the right line.
  • Make the initial knot.
  • Perfect spooling.
  • Extra care.

Choosing the right line:

There are different types of lines to choose from. The three main types of lines are nylon monofilament, fluorocarbon and braids. The braided fishing line is the oldest but is reputed for the strength and durability. Fluorocarbon fishing line has several benefits including its least visibility to fishes. They all offer excellent casting though.

They can be also further categorized on their ability to float. Fluorocarbon fishing line does not float. You should consider those facts before choosing the line for you. The monofilament is the right choice for beginners as the other types can create backlash more often. Hopefully you have made the decision by now and want to perfectly put line on the reel.

Make the initial knot:

First of all you need to make a knot just on the line itself. Then it is time for a simple hand knot on the reel. The earlier knot will strengthen the knot on the reel. You should cut the loose end of the knot so that it does not create any problem in future. Some people prefer to put a small sticker or something to hide the knot under it.

You must make sure that there is enough line to the reel. Shorter line can lead you to a situation where you needed some more for the catch. The balance approach is to keep some unused space on the spool of the reel. Avoiding the full capacity of the spool is somewhat beneficial.

Perfect spooling:

It’s time to wind the line as the initial knot has been made. Hold the tip of the rod with your left hand above the supply spool before starting to wind. There are different approaches to keep the supply spool. You can put it on a flat surface. If it has a hole in the middle of it, then put a pen or pencil in the hole and make someone hold it for you.

 

You can also attach it to something if nobody is around you. You should try to wind it at a moderate speed. Do not forget to check for twist after a few initial winds are made. The general design of the line has some memory so that it does not twist, but you can mess that up without even knowing.

Extra care:

You should have probably noticed that the supply spool is bigger than the spool on your spinning reel. So the line will tend to form bigger coils than the spool on the reel. There is a solution for this problem too. Open up the spool from the reel when you are done spooling. Put it in water with a temperature just above the room temperature. You do not need to use hot water for this moderation. This step helps the line to adjust their new home better as they used to be in a different condition. That was all you needed to know.

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