Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Line FAQHow to put fishing line on a new reel?
Phelaria R asked 4 months ago

6 Answers
Wilson answered 4 months ago
To put fishing line on a new reel:

1. Cut a length of fishing line that is about 6 feet longer than the depth of the water you will be fishing in.

2. Thread one end of the line through the hole in the spool and tie a knot around the post to keep it from slipping off.

3. Untwist about 8-10 inches of line from the other end and tie another knot around the post to form a loop or “bobber stop”. This will prevent your bait from sinking too deep and getting lost at the bottom of the lake or river.

4. Pull all of the loose lines up through the spool until it is tight against the first knot. Then, holding the line tight, flip the bail (the wire arm that holds the line in place) over the top of the spool.

The fishing line is now ready to be used on your reel. When you are finished fishing, simply untie the knots and coil the line back onto the spool for storage.

David answered 4 months ago
First, cut a length of the fishing line that is about six feet long.

Next, tie one end of the line to the eyelet on the top of the reel.

Thread the other end of the line through the guides on the fishing rod.

Make a loop in the line and tie it securely around the post in front of the reel seat.

Pull on both ends of the line to make sure it is tight. If you’re looking for a more visual representation of how to tie this knot, check out this video tutorial:

Bernard answered 4 months ago
There are a few different ways to put a fishing line on a new reel, but the easiest way is to use what’s called a line spool. This is basically a plastic or metal cylinder that has a hole in the center and small spikes around the edge.

To use it, first make sure your reel is empty of any old line. Then, fit the line spool over the rod and hold it in place with your thumb. Take the new fishing line and thread it through the hole in the center of the spool, then wrap it around the spikes several times. Once you have enough line wrapped around (it should be pretty tightly packed), hold onto both ends of the line and pull sharply until it’s tight.

Now you’re ready to start fishing! Just be sure to keep the line spool handy in case you need to add more lines later on. Thanks for reading!

Martin Staff answered 4 months ago
There are a few ways to do this. The most common way is to tie one end of the line around the spool and the other around a stationary object, like a doorknob.

Another way is to thread the line through the guides on the reel and then wrap it around the spool. Whichever way you choose, make sure to hold onto at least a few feet of line before you start reeling in so that you have some slack in case of a snag. Once you’ve got the line on, give it a few tests pulls by hand to make sure it’s secure.

Carlos answered 4 months ago
To put the fishing line on a new reel, first, remove the old line. Cut off the tag end of the old line and remove any tangles. If there is any glue or residue left on the reel from the old line, use rubbing alcohol to clean it off.

Next, tie a simple knot in one end of the new line and thread it through the eye of the reel. Pull out about 20 feet of line and make a loop or “bunny ear” with it. Holding onto both ends of the bunny ear, twist it once or twice until it forms a tight coil. Now poke that coil through the hole in the side of the reel.

Pull out enough line so that your bait is at least 10 feet from the reel. Make sure there are no tangles in the line and that it’s not too loose or too tight. You’re now ready to start fishing! Thanks for reading.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 4 months ago
There are a few ways to do this, but one of the most common is to use what’s called a “figure eight” knot. To do this, take the end of your fishing line and make a loop (or “eight”), with the line running around the back of the loop. Then take the other end of your line and put it through the hole in the middle of the loop. Finally, pull tight on both ends of your line to complete the knot.