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How do you put new line on a spinning reel?

Question by small game sportsman. Uploaded on May 20, 2012

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

how do you reel in the line when you have a fish on the end of it? just do the same thing.

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from santa wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

First, remember that you will put one twist into the new line from every complete revolution of the bail around a non-rotating reel spool. To reduce the number of twists that end up in new line after installation, lay the new spool of line on the floor so that it will fold off the spool in the opposite direction as the rotation of the bail on your reel. Since the diameters of the new spool of line and the diameter of the reel spool are different, there will still be a few twists ending up in the line after installation, but this is still far better than letting the new spool of line turn while feeding off line. Next thread the line through the guides on the rod to help keep the line feeding on the reel the same as if you were fishing. Next wrap the line around the reel spool two times and tie either an improved clinch knot or an arbor knot to create a reverse capstan. The reverse capstan will keep the line from slipping on the spool. Then just crank the reel handle to wind the line onto the reel until the spool is full. There are machines that can spin the reel spool and the new line spool during the installation so that no twists are put into the new line, but I have described the best way that you can do it at home.

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from Carl Huber wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Santa said it best. All I would add is if you notice your line starting to coil when you cast. The next time your on a boat ride. Tie a tissue on the end of your line. Let it trail out a good distance. Snap the tissue off and reel in your line.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

I would add, use a rag or towel to apply just a bit of tension on the line as you reel it in. That way you have no hidden backlash just waiting to happen,

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from pudgexl29 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Santa said it well. Make sure the line is tight like Rocky said so you have no other future problems

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from 357 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

what these guys said.

remember also to always close the bail of the reel with your hand it cuts down on twists and don't reel while a fish is pulling on your drag.

good loading and proper maintenance means that twists shouldn't be too much of an issue.

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from santa wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

First, remember that you will put one twist into the new line from every complete revolution of the bail around a non-rotating reel spool. To reduce the number of twists that end up in new line after installation, lay the new spool of line on the floor so that it will fold off the spool in the opposite direction as the rotation of the bail on your reel. Since the diameters of the new spool of line and the diameter of the reel spool are different, there will still be a few twists ending up in the line after installation, but this is still far better than letting the new spool of line turn while feeding off line. Next thread the line through the guides on the rod to help keep the line feeding on the reel the same as if you were fishing. Next wrap the line around the reel spool two times and tie either an improved clinch knot or an arbor knot to create a reverse capstan. The reverse capstan will keep the line from slipping on the spool. Then just crank the reel handle to wind the line onto the reel until the spool is full. There are machines that can spin the reel spool and the new line spool during the installation so that no twists are put into the new line, but I have described the best way that you can do it at home.

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from pudgexl29 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Santa said it well. Make sure the line is tight like Rocky said so you have no other future problems

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from 357 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

what these guys said.

remember also to always close the bail of the reel with your hand it cuts down on twists and don't reel while a fish is pulling on your drag.

good loading and proper maintenance means that twists shouldn't be too much of an issue.

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

how do you reel in the line when you have a fish on the end of it? just do the same thing.

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from Carl Huber wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Santa said it best. All I would add is if you notice your line starting to coil when you cast. The next time your on a boat ride. Tie a tissue on the end of your line. Let it trail out a good distance. Snap the tissue off and reel in your line.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

I would add, use a rag or towel to apply just a bit of tension on the line as you reel it in. That way you have no hidden backlash just waiting to happen,

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