Jump to content
Sam

Spooling A Spinning Reel

Recommended Posts

Received this video via bassresource Facebook on spooling a spinning reel.

 

We have a lot of new guys and gals on the Forum and I thought this is one of the easiest methods of spooling a spinning reel I have seen.

 

You all may want to suscribe to the Facebook alerts.

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious... has anyone owned a spinning reel that, when looked at from behind the reel, DOESN'T rotate it's bail counter-clockwise?

 

 

oe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

great for mono but for braid i need it packed on pretty tight or else it digs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good tip, I have my spools in a Plano spool box and in the counterclockwise case I put the spools in the box so the line comes off the bottom of the spool. For me I have it coming off the top for my baitcasters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very strange how people use this method today assuming it is the "best" way.

 

I'm wondering:  I have 2 Shimano Twinpowers and 2 Shimano Sustains.  The SHIMANO DIRECTIONS, included in EACH box plainly show spooling the line by putting a pencil or rod through the middle, and spooling it so that the spool rotates. 

 

One would tend to think that the manufacturer would tend to suggest the "best" way to spool line onto their reel.

 

That's the way I put line on all 4 reels and find I have NO issues. 

 

I'm quite sure there are MANY other ways.  But I'm not sure that the side method with line uncoiling off the reel is necessarily better. 

 

For one, I can let the wife hold the pencil and spool and put just the right amount of tension on the spool that the reel spools with perfect tension without me running it through my fingers.

    And for BRAID, I find it does an excellent job.

 

  Just another man's opinion. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very strange how people use this method today assuming it is the "best" way.

 

I'm wondering:  I have 2 Shimano Twinpowers and 2 Shimano Sustains.  The SHIMANO DIRECTIONS, included in EACH box plainly show spooling the line by putting a pencil or rod through the middle, and spooling it so that the spool rotates. 

 

One would tend to think that the manufacturer would tend to suggest the "best" way to spool line onto their reel.

 

That's the way I put line on all 4 reels and find I have NO issues. 

 

I'm quite sure there are MANY other ways.  But I'm not sure that the side method with line uncoiling off the reel is necessarily better. 

 

For one, I can let the wife hold the pencil and spool and put just the right amount of tension on the spool that the reel spools with perfect tension without me running it through my fingers.

    And for BRAID, I find it does an excellent job.

 

  Just another man's opinion. 

I have been using that method for over 30 years now, the only difference being the person holding the spool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious... has anyone owned a spinning reel that, when looked at from behind the reel, DOESN'T rotate it's bail counter-clockwise?

 

 

oe

 

I don't know many spinning reels I've owned over my 40+ years, but it must be dozens and I've never seen one that deviates from your description.

 

The SHIMANO DIRECTIONS, included in EACH box plainly show spooling the line by putting a pencil or rod through the middle, and spooling it so that the spool rotates.

 

 

The method described in the video was standard for spinning reels for many, many years. I can only speak for Daiwa and Shimano, but when they introduced anti-twist line rollers their directions for spooling changed to the method you're using with those two reels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to know, Marty!

 

So, other reels don't have line rollers that actually spin?  I'm only familiar with Shimano and Daiwa spinning reels.  I assumed that all reels did that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The other thing that I do that I forgot to mention was that I run the line through a phone book to help put some tension on it. Naturally I am talking about respooling at home not at the fishing spot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the most part I spool with the label up, although many of my reels get trolled out before I use them to fish.  Once that's done the line is tight with no twist.  I've been meaning to buy a spooling station or plano box for the last 10 years, just haven't gotten around to it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to know, Marty!

 

So, other reels don't have line rollers that actually spin?  I'm only familiar with Shimano and Daiwa spinning reels.  I assumed that all reels did that.

 

 

I don't know that all spinning reels have a bearing supported roller guide, but I won't buy one without this feature.  I clean this bearing several times during the season (more often than I clean the rest of the reel) as it gets gunked up easily and doesn't spin freely.

 

oe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All because its shimano or Daiwa might not mean it has a bb roller guide, even if its a newer model. Im told my new Lexa has a bushing.  Daiwa and shimano recommend taking line of the bottom of the spool because of their anti line twist technologies, so say their techs.  That way you are actually putting one twist into the line per handle rotation but the twist is removed upon the cast and hopefully correct retrieve.  So say the manufacturers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to know, Marty!

 

So, other reels don't have line rollers that actually spin?  I'm only familiar with Shimano and Daiwa spinning reels.  I assumed that all reels did that.

 

I don't know. I just bought a Pflueger President within the past week and the spooling instructions are for the traditional method, so I don't know anything about the line roller.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×