Fishing QuestionsCategory: QuestionsHow to spool fishing line?
Frenamian H asked 3 weeks ago
How to change the fishing line?
How to start fishing line on the reel?

6 Answers
Wilson answered 2 weeks ago
There are a few ways to spool fishing line. One way is to use an empty coffee can. Cut a small hole in the bottom of the can and insert the end of the fishing line. Wind the line around the can, making sure not to overlap it. When you reach the end, cut off any excess line and seal the hole with duct tape.

Another way to spool your fishing line is to use a plastic bottle. Cut off the top of the bottle and insert one end of the fishing line into it. Wind up the fishing line by rotating the bottle around its axis. When you reach the end, cut off any excess line and seal up the hole with duct tape or electrical tape.

Carlos answered 2 weeks ago
There are a few ways to spool your fishing line. The most common way is to use a spooling device, which can be purchased at most tackle shops. If you’re not using a spooling device, you can wind the line around a pencil or other cylindrical object.

To use a spooling device, hold the empty spool in one hand and the filled reel in the other. Place the end of the fishing line that you just cut on top of the empty spool and begin winding it on. Wind it evenly and tightly so that there’s no slack in the line. When you reach the end of the line, cut off any extra and reattach the lure or hook. You’re now ready to fish!

If you’re winding the fishing line around a pencil or other object, start by making a small loop in the end of the line. Place the loop around the object and begin winding. Again, wind it evenly and tightly so that there’s no slack in the line. When you reach the end of the line, cut off any extra and reattach the lure or hook. You’re now ready to fish!

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 weeks ago
Most fishing line is spooled onto a reel in one of two ways: either Overhand or Underhand.

Overhand Method: The overhand method is the most common way to spool fishing line. To use this method, hold the reel in your hand with the spool facing down. Take the end of the fishing line and wrap it around the top of the spool, going in a clockwise direction. Once you have wrapped it around a few times, take the end of the line and cross it over itself (similar to how you would tie a knot). Hold on to both ends of the line and pull tightly. This will create a loop or “knot” on top of the spool. Continue wrapping the fishing line around the spool, making sure to go over the top of this “knot” each time. Once you have reached the desired amount of line, cut off any excess and tie another “knot” on top of the spool (in the same manner as before).

Underhand Method: The underhand method is not as common as the overhand, but it can be used if you are fishing with lighter line. To use this method, hold the reel in your hand with the spool facing up. Take the end of the fishing line and wrap it around the bottom of the spool, going in a counter-clockwise direction. Once you have wrapped it around a few times, take the end of the line and cross it over itself (similar to how you would tie a knot). Hold on to both ends of the line and pull tightly. This will create a loop or “knot” on top of the spool. Continue wrapping the fishing line around the spool, making sure to go over the top of this “knot” each time. Once you have reached the desired amount of line, cut off any excess and tie another “knot” on top of the spool (in the same manner as before).

Bernard answered 2 weeks ago
There are a few different ways to spool fishing line, depending on the type of reel you’re using. With a baitcasting reel, you’ll need to attach the line to the spool with a Cliff-hanger or similar device.

Then, simply wind the line onto the spool while holding it in place. For spinning reels, you’ll want to feed the line through all of the guides before wrapping it around the spool.

Again, hold the line in place and wind it tight. You can use a fancy tool called a Mandrel Hook if you have trouble getting started, but it’s not strictly necessary. Fly reels are a bit different; most don’t have levelwind mechanisms like baitcasters and spinning reels. Instead, you’ll need to manually guide the line onto the spool as you wind it.

For all types of fishing reels, be sure to leave enough line hanging off the end so that you can easily attach a lure or hook. Once you’ve got the desired amount of line on your reel, cut off any excess and you’re ready to go fishing!

Martin Staff answered 2 weeks ago
Here’s a quick guide on how to spool fishing line:

1. Start by threading the end of the fishing line through the eyelet of the fishing rod.

2. Then, wind the fishing line around the spool in a clockwise direction.

3. Continue winding until the spool is nearly full, leaving some room at the top for additional line if needed.

4. To secure the line, tie it off with an Overhand knot or similar variety.

5. Repeat this process for any other sections of fishing line you need to add to the spool.

David answered 2 weeks ago
To spool fishing line, first remove the old line from the reel. Next, tie a Figure Eight Knot at the end of the new line. Then, thread the end of the line through the eyelet at the top of the reel spool.

Finally, wind the new line onto the spool in a clockwise direction. Be sure to leave enough slack so that you can make a second winding in a counterclockwise direction. This will help to keep your line from getting tangled.