It is always interesting to fish than to futz with your gear, but some maintenance is unavoidable.
For example you need to change your fishing line periodically so that a big fish may not snap off
When spooling your reel with a fresh line is an easy task for anglers who uses spinning reels.
You do not require any other tool except a pair of line cutters and the entire job can be completed
within 10 minutes.
Stringing Line on your reel
The following steps will help you to string properly so that you may enjoy problem free
operation. This will let you know how to put line on a spinning reel very effectively.
Though you are fishing, hold the reel in your hand. Crank the reel a few times to observe in
which in which direction the reel turns while cranking.
Open the bail and remove all the old fishing line if necessary. Thread the new line through the
guide lines on your rod and tie it to spool with an arbor knot.
Place the spool of new line in the floor. Orient it so that the line comes in the same direction that
will go to the reel’s spool to avoid problems with line twist. For example if the line does not
come correctly with the label side of supply spool, flip it over. So you need to know how to line
a spinning reel properly.
You need to pinch lightly about 12 inches above the reel and keep it taught. Slowly start
cranking the reel when letting the line to slide through your fingers. Crank at least times and then
stop it. Inspect the fishing line whether twisted or not. When the line is twisting, you need to
strip some of line back off your reel and you need to flip the spool of fresh line.
When you are sure that the line is not twisted, you can continue cranking and loading the spool
with fishing line. Just be sure whether the line is twisted stopping interminently.
Stop adding fishing lines when it comes 1/8 inch of spool’s rim. This ensures that you have
plenty of line on your reel without overloading the reel that can lead to tangle.
As soon as the reel has been spooled, you need to cut the line off near supply spool. Also tie a
lure swivel at the free end of line to prevent slipping through the guides. Keep in mind to tape the
open end of supply spool so that it won’t unravel when bouncing around tackle box.
Tying the proper knot to your spinning reel
When you have confirmed the fishing type and fishing line type it is also very important to
decide which type of knot you will be using. Start running the line through the line from end of
line and two times wrapping is done around the spool.
There after you need to tie an overhand knot on the tag end so that wrapping of knot around main
line when it comes to spool reel for better performance. In order to secure the knot make it tight
and trim tag end in such a way there remains ¼ inch gap above the second knot and this extra
fishing line helps keeping knot being loose.
Follow the hassle free steps
It is found that most of the anglers use pen or pencil for spinning their spool reels most usually.
This is may the worst thing you are doing to create twist for your fishing line. Then you need to
come back to follow the following steps.
Determine in what direction your spinning reel turns
You should match both fishing line and spool. The best way to accomplish this is setting your
spool of new line down, label up. Next you need to take the reel in order to place it on the top of
line and start to reel slowly for deciding the direction for fishing reel rotation.
Next grab the new spool line and observe whether the pulling line causes the line to come in the
same way. If the answer is no then simply turn the spool to match your reel spinning direction.
The flat side of the reel facing you
First of all stop using a pen or a pencil to spooling a spinning reel up. The easiest way to do this
is to take help from a person remaining at a short distance holding the spool or simply place the
spool on the ground in front of you while spool up. As you proceed to reel you should see the
line coming to the spool in the same direction.
At this stage you can ensure that the line goes well on your reel, the same way the manufacturer
put the line on spool without any line twist. When you are spooling line on spinning reel
requires tension on line with the help of your thumb and fingers in order to have a correct and
That’s really so simple.
It’s truly so simple but you need to follow the steps very carefully and properly to reach the goal.
While catching fish on water nothing can be worse than the suffering from equipment disaster.
But the real thing is that most of the disasters are being created by negligence of the anglers
A lot of anglers have trouble with their line twisting on their spinning reel and we are trying to
make you understand the techniques to avoid it in different ways and tips.
Put the line correctly in the first place. Forget about label on the filler spool facing you, facing
away from you, coming off top, coming off bottom etc. Just think about clockwise and
anticlockwise. When you hold the rod look down the reel and when you turn the handle the spool
rotate clockwise. Now set the filler spool so that the line comes counterclockwise and that’s all.
Take some line dressing and spray it on some soft cloth. Let your fishing line to slide through the
damp cloth while spinning spool. It will often the line and any residue like chalk powder from
First thing never overfill your spool. If you overfill the line will jump off the spool when you
cast it in water and you will have a mess. So always try to maintain a gap of 1/8 inch between
line and lip of spool.
When you cast and your bait hit the water don’t close the bail by cranking the handle. Close it
manually and make sure the line remaining under the roller.