How To Spool A Fishing Line Onto A Reel
There is a question which many saltwater fishermen contemplate the answer to. That question is whether they should buy filler spool or already wrapped spool from a tackle store. There is one simple answer which many professionals believe is correct. You should buy your spool from someone who knows how to do things right. You should get your spool from the tackle shop.
If you are wondering why this is the answer, you need to understand the differences between hand spooled line and professionally spooled line from a machine. The chances of seeing any problems with the line increase when you spool the line by hand. Line twists, uneven tension and many other problems can become apparent when you wind the fishing line yourself using your hands.
A filler spool with usually have a certain, predetermined amount. They generally vary in the length, going from 125 up t o 300 yards. Every reel is different and takes a different amount of line. The diameter of the line can change this as well. When you use filler you are either going to have some leftover, or you will not have quite enough. Having too much means you are going to end up wasting some of the line. Having too little means that your fishing reel might not work as well.
It does not matter how well you prepare and plan, there is going to be times when your line will need to be filled by hand. When you are filling line manually you should be aware of some simple things.
Be cautious of twists in the line. There are few things that are annoying as a twisted line. When line is filled in a professional manner the line will come off the spool in the same way that it was put on. This means that there is no chance of a twist happening to you. However, if you have to spool the line by hand, you will generally have to do this using a circular motion. This will have a greater chance of causing twists in the line later on. Try putting an object like a pencil in the holes at the spool end in order to prevent this. If you have someone who can help you spool the line things will be easier as well.
The line tension is important when spooling line. Think about how difficult things would be if your line did not come out at the right tension. If the line is professionally spooled there will be even tension the whole time. If you have to spool the line by hand there is no guarantee that there will be even tension. However, there are some things you can do. Try running the line between some heavy items such as phone books. This will help to keep an even tension on the line as you spool it.
Buying the right amount of line is also important. It can be difficult to select the right amount of line. Remember that it is better to have too much line than not enough.