Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Reel FAQHow to respool fishing reel?
Dustin05 asked 10 months ago
How to spool a fishing reel?

11 Answers
Martin Staff answered 10 months ago

There are a few different ways to respool a fishing reel, depending on the type of reel you have. Spinning reels are the most common type, so we’ll start with those. Most spinning reels have a bail that you need to open in order to access the spool. Once the bail is open, you can remove the spool by unscrewing it from the frame.

To re-spool, your spinning reel, first, thread your fishing line through all of the appropriate guides on your rod. Then, tie the end of the line to the center of the spool using an arbor knot. Next, hold onto both ends of the line and wind it onto the spool in a clockwise direction, making sure to keep the line tight as you go. Once you’ve wound all of the lines onto the spool, screw the spool back into place and close the bail.

If you have a baitcasting reel, the process is a little bit different. Baitcasting reels don’t have bail, so you’ll need to open the side plate in order to access the spool. Once the side plate is open, you can remove the spool by unscrewing it from the frame.

To re-spool, your baitcasting reel, first, thread your fishing line through all of the appropriate guides on your rod. Then, tie the end of the line to the center of the spool using an arbor knot. Next, hold onto both ends of the line and wind it onto the spool in a clockwise direction, making sure to keep the line tight as you go. Once you’ve wound all of the lines onto the spool, screw the spool back into place and close the side plate.

That’s all there is to it! With a little practice, you’ll be able to re-spool your fishing reel like a pro.

Andy answered 10 months ago

There’s no need to be intimidated by the process of re-spooling a fishing reel – it’s actually quite simple! Just follow these easy steps and you’ll have your reel spooled and ready to use in no time.

1. Start by removing the old line from your reel. If there’s any residue left on the spool, use a soft cloth to remove it.

2. Next, cut off a length of the new line that’s appropriate for the type of fishing you’ll be doing. Be sure to leave enough slack so that you can easily tie on a new lure or bait.

3. Now it’s time to thread the line through the guides on your rod. Starting at the tip, thread the line through each guide until you reach the reel.

4. Once the line is threaded through the guides, it’s time to tie it to the spool. Start by tying a basic knot, then wrap the loose end of the line around the spool several times. Finally, tuck the end of the line under the wraps and pull tight.

5. Now it’s time to start winding the line onto the spool. Be sure to wind it evenly, so that the line doesn’t become tangled.

6. Once you’ve wound all of the new lines onto the spool, cut off any excess and you’re finished!

By following these simple steps, you’ll have your fishing reel spooled and ready to use in no time. Fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors, so be sure to get out there and give it a try!

Brandon answered 10 months ago
There are a few things you’ll need to do in order to re-spool your fishing reel. First, remove the old line by cutting it as close to the spool as possible. Next, untangle any knots in the new line and attach them to your reel. Finally, wind the new line onto the spool, making sure not to overlap or double up on any of the lines. When you’re finished, make sure the line is tight against the spool and trim off any excess.

 

Christian answered 10 months ago
Respooling your reel is a fairly simple process. It might take some practice if you’ve never done it before, but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.
To re-spool your reel:

  1. Remove the old line by cutting it as close to the spool as possible. If there are a lot of lines left on the spool, try to twist it off carefully so that you don’t damage the spool or the line.
  2. Cut a new piece of line that’s about twice as long as the old one. You can use any kind of line you want – monofilament, braided, etc.
  3. Thread one end of the line through the hole in the spool.
  4. Wrap the line around the spool a few times, making sure that the wraps are tight against each other.
  5. Thread the other end of the line through the loop you just created.
  6. Pull both ends of the line to tighten the wraps, then trim off any excess line.
  7. Reels need to be respooled every so often to keep them functioning properly. If you don’t re-spool your reel, the line will eventually become too loose and won’t work as well.

When to re-spool your reel:

  • If you notice that your line isn’t coming off the spool as smoothly as it used to, it’s time to respool.
  • If you’ve been using your reel a lot, it’s a good idea to respool it at least once a year.
  • If you haven’t used your reel in a while, it’s a good idea to re-spool it before you use it again. This will help prevent line tangles and other problems.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 7 months ago
There are a few different methods that can be used to re-spool a fishing reel, but the most common is by using a three-step process. Here is a brief overview of how to re-spool a fishing reel using this method:

1. Remove the old line from the spool. This can be done by cutting it as close to the spool as possible with scissors, or by using pliers to pull it off.

2. Tie a new line onto the spool in a loop. The easiest way to do this is to wrap the line around your hand several times until you have enough line to tie a knot. Then, tie a simple overhand knot in the middle of the line and trim off any excess.

This step can be skipped if you are using a fishing line that already has a loop at the end.

Make sure that the new line is wrapped tightly around the spool so that it doesn’t come undone while you are fishing.

Bernard answered 7 months ago
To respool a fishing reel, first remove the spool cap and line guide. Next, cut the old line about six inches from the spool and remove it. Feed the new line through the line guide and tie a knot at the end.

Wind the new line around the spool in opposite directions, making sure not to cross over any of the lines. When you reach the end, tie another knot and trim off any excess line. Replace the spool cap and line guide.

Carlos answered 7 months ago
There are a few ways to re-spool a fishing reel, but the most common is to use a spinning reel. To re-spool a spinning reel:

1) Remove the spool from the reel by turning it counterclockwise.

2) Tie one end of the new line to the eyelet on the top of the spool and tie the other end to something solid like a tree or post. Make sure there’s enough slack in the line so that it doesn’t pull tight when you start reeling.

3) Hold onto the old line and start reeling in the new line until it’s completely wound onto the spool.

4) Cut off any excess line and reattach the spool to the reel.

If you’re using a baitcaster, the process is similar:

Remove the spool by unscrewing it from the reel. Tie one end of the new line to the eyelet on top of the spool. Feed the other end of the new line through all of the guides on your rod and tie it off to something solid. Start reeling in the new line until it’s completely wound onto the spool. Cut off any excess line and reattach the spool to the reel.

As you can see, re-spooling a fishing reel is a pretty simple process that anyone can do with a little bit of practice. So next time your fishing line runs out, don’t be afraid to give it a try! Just remember to take your time and be careful not to cross over any of the lines when you’re winding the new line onto the spool. Good luck!

David answered 7 months ago
There are a few things you can do to re-spool your fishing reel.

The first thing you’ll need is some line. You’ll also need a spool that’s the same size or larger than the one on your reel. If you have an old spool of line, you can use that. If not, you can purchase a line at most sporting goods stores.

Once you have the line, you’ll need to remove the old line from the reel. To do this, hold the reel in one hand and use your other hand to twist the bail (the wire that circles around the top of the spool). This will loosen the line and allow you to remove it from the spool.

Next, you’ll need to tie the new line onto the spool. To do this, make a loop at the end of the line and thread it through one of the holes in the spool. Then, pull the line tight and use your fingers to hold it in place while you twist the bail back into place.

Now you’re ready to start fishing again! Just remember to be careful when you’re reeling in your line, as you don’t want to cross over any of the lines on the spool. With a little practice, you’ll be an expert at re-spooling your fishing reel in no time!

Wilson answered 7 months ago
To start, you’ll need to gather a few supplies: sewing thread, an empty spool, and a dowel or other small rod that will fit through the middle of the spool. You’ll also need scissors, tape, and pliers.

First, cut a piece of thread that is twice the length of the reel’s circumference. Next, tie one end of the thread to the empty spool, and then run the other end through the center of the spool so that it comes out on the other side. Once the thread is in place, use tape to secure it in place on both sides of the spool.

Now you’re ready to start winding your new fishing line onto the reel. To do this, hold the spool in one hand and the dowel in the other. Start by winding the line around the dowel a few times, and then start feeding it onto the spool. As you’re winding, be sure to keep an even tension on the line so that it doesn’t get too tight or too loose.

Once you’ve reached the end of the line, use pliers to secure the thread in place on the spool. Then, cut off any excess thread and you’re ready to go fishing!

With a little practice, you’ll be an expert at re-spooling your fishing reel in no time!

BarryW answered 7 months ago

First, you’ll need to remove the spool of the line from the reel. To do this, simply unscrew the central screw or pin that holds it in place. Once the spool is removed, wind your new line onto it in the opposite direction that you would normally fish. That is, if you normally fish with the line coming off of the top of the spool, then you’ll want to wind your new line onto the bottom. This will ensure that it doesn’t become tangled when you start using it.

Next, reattach the spool to the reel and make sure that it’s tight. Then, pull out a length of the new line and tie it securely to the old line on your reel.

David answered 1 month ago
Respooling a fishing reel is an easy and cost effective way to keep your fishing gear in good working order. With a few simple steps, you can save yourself time and money by doing the job yourself. Here are the steps for respooling your fishing reel:

1. Begin by removing the spool from your fishing reel by unscrewing or pushing down on the spool release button located at the bottom of most reels. Then carefully remove any remaining line (braided or monofilament) from the reel body, being careful not to damage any of its components such as bearings, gears or drag washers.
2. Clean off all excess dirt and debris with an old toothbrush until it is almost like new again — this will help prevent new line twist or tangles due to dirt particles sticking to wet line during future casts.
3. Check both sides of the spool for burrs that could potentially snag on new lines – use some spare 500 grit sandpaper if needed when cleaning out burrs in tight spaces which cannot be reached with a brush alone.
4 .Next you will want to measure out how much new braided/monofilament line you’ll need according to your desired test strength (can range from 8lb – 80lb). To make sure everything goes smoothly we suggest having at least 75% extra capacity than what you measured out in case there are errors made when respooling – more than enough for one full load!
5 .To begin winding onto the spool, start slowly feeding through approximately 10ft lengths at a time using either hands-on method (if using braided) or hand over hand motion if using monofilament line; keep tension consistent while winding back and forth between each side until full capacity has been reached – ALWAYS leave room above top lip so that cover can screw back into place without it catching/breaking threadlines underneath!

6. Finally before putting everything together again…we recommend lubricating all moving parts such as bail arm pivot points & anti-reverse switch with light weight oil every 3 months or after every outing depending on usage intensity; this will prolong life expectancy & ensure smoother performance over many years ahead if done regularly!