How to Tie Fishing Line to a Reel?

Fishing is one of the common activities we encounter daily, either as an economic activity or as a hobby. Despite the purpose of doing your fishing, I believe that it should be a fun activity rather than just fulfilling a purpose.

How to Tie Fishing Line to a Reel

Fishing lines, just like any other tool, undergoes wear and tear. So, what happens to a torn fishing line snap? You will need to get a spinning reel and attach to the fishing line so that you can go on with your normal activity. Check out a step by step guide on how to tie a fishing line to a spinning reel.

Step 1

We have diverse types of fishing lines, and it is, therefore, essential to ensure that the type of line that you intend to use is one of your choices. The recommended kind of fishing line is mostly the monofilament one. The reason behind it is because it is long-lasting, has the desired sensitivity as well as having reliable strength.

How to Tie Fishing Line to a Reel
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It is always essential to make sure that the fishing line that you are using is the correct type of line. This is done before the attachment of the fishing line to the spinning reel.

Step 2

After being sure the type of line that you are using is correct, take the spinning reel. A U-shaped portion of metal called a bail is fitted. It can be flipped up and down.

Prior to the loading of the fishing line to the reel, it is important to ensure that the bail is open and not closed. The bail can be opened or closed depending on the position when it is down, and it is in closed position, whereas it is open whenever it is up.

Step 3

An arbor ring located on the reel whose function is for the attachment of the fishing line. The arbor is essential in the third step. Here, you need to get the end of the fishing line and attach it to the arbor.

Around the standing portion, tie an overhand knot by use of the tag end. This is done after the arbor is wrapped round by the line. It is always the first knot, after which the second knot is tied just a few inches from the position the first knot is tied.

To allow you to slip the first knot on the contrary to the spinning reel, you have to twitch the line’s standing part. From there, slip the second knot and ensure proximity to the first knot is maximum. From there, you need to cut back the extra portion of the line at the tag end.

Step 4

You need to return the bail in a closed position after tying the fishing line to the reel’s arbor.

Step 5

Put to ground the spool of the line that you bought and not the reel’s spool. Note that the bout spool is put to the ground having its label facing upwards.

Why should the label face upwards? The simple reason for this is because the line requires some loading to the spinning reel. This is in a similar manner as that of it coming off the spool you bought from the shop. In case you are having the label facing downwards while loading the line to the spinning reel, you will be in no doubt be loading the line in a reverse direction. This, therefore, will lead to challenges in using the fishing line.

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Step 6

After the fifth step, now we are almost home with one end of the fishing line tied to the arbor, we have the fishing line spool in place. It is then the time to start loading the fishing line to the spinning reel having in mind the fact that the spool should be maintained with the label facing up. With a free hand, your index finger, in particular, apply some pressure to the fishing line at the position of the reel.

By use of your other hand, reel the handle about 15 or more times to ensure the line is loaded on to the reel. Remember applying pressure while doing this is vital.

The fishing line should be uniformly loaded from one side to another while ensuring pressure is applied despite the rate.

It is important to have uniformity of the layers from right to left. Therefore, upon having one layer from the right, you ought to go back to the right to form a second layer, and the process is continued.

It is notable that to avoid any problems, the line should be loaded horizontally on to the spinning reel other than being loaded vertically.

Step 7

After all those steps, you need to check your fishing line for any twists. You can achieve this; you need to twist some layers of the line to the reel by making it a little floppy.

Many spools need that the label faces upwards while loading the line to the reel. But the opposite is rare.

Step 8

With the steps carefully followed, keep turning the handle in a reverse direction while filling the reel uniformly until an eighth inch is remaining to the reel’s rim. To avoid problems during casting, the reel needs to be sufficiently filled.

In case the reel has a tab, it can be used to wrap the terminal of the line to have it on point. You will not be happy having your line twisted after all the work of loading.

Final Verdict

As it is evident from the article, the process of fitting the fishing line to the reel is not so much tough as it might be perceived. Following the above steps, the work will be easy for both beginners as well as individuals with experience in the field. Just like any other critical process, fixing the fishing line to the reel needs to be done with utmost caution and minimum mistakes.

Following the steps carefully, you will have your fishing line successfully fitted to the reel without any difficulty. You no more need to be stressed by a worn-out fishing line.

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