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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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