Thanks for the quick replies.
Think I'm gonna try to start to direct tie.
Ok dumb question, what do you do when your done fishing with your line ? Since I've been using a snap swivel which I'm learning is a no no, I just hooked it to the small eye on the pole.
Do you just reel it in to the reel and hook it to itself?
Sorry if a dumb ?
What I do is double up about 6-8" of line and tie an overhand knot in it so you have a loop. You can then hang the loop on your hook keeper (if you have one) or around the reel handle. You can reel your line all the way into the reel but it's kind of a pain to run back through the guides every time.
Figure out what knot you want to tie, I recommend the Palomar, practice it until you can tie it well. You will build speed and confidence and no longer need the snaps. Tying good knots is a critical part of fishing, there aren't any shortcuts.