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I use the Berkeley Line Spooler.  Very easy to use.  Don't bother with the so-called line spoolers that you have to attach to your rod.

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I have the Berkley, too and would like to have an electric spooling machine.

I need to take line off and also spool it on my reels when I change out line.

Anyone know who sells the electric model?

Thanks.  :)

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Cry,

The Berkley spooling machine is very good.

Get one as it makes spooling reels easy.  :)

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I have the $29.95 version and it works great.  :)

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I have a very high tech spooling station, and I'm here to tell you it's worth every penny.

Put a pencil through the spool, grab the pencil ends with your toes, control the line tension with downward pressure, and crank the line on.

Note: you have to take off your shoes first.

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I have a very high tech spooling station, and I'm here to tell you it's worth every penny.

Put a pencil through the spool, grab the pencil ends with your toes, control the line tension with downward pressure, and crank the line on.

Note: you have to take off your shoes first.

Now that's funny!!!!

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I have a very high tech spooling station, and I'm here to tell you it's worth every penny.

Put a pencil through the spool, grab the pencil ends with your toes, control the line tension with downward pressure, and crank the line on.

Note: you have to take off your shoes first.

Wow, you have the same model as I do..... works great, well most of the time.

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i use the berkley spooling station(no toes) but also have a battery powered line stripper..makes things alot easier and quicker

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I have the Berkley, too and would like to have an electric spooling machine.

I need to take line off and also spool it on my reels when I change out line.

Anyone know who sells the electric model?

Thanks. :)

i been thinking of how to make a cordless drill into a spooling maching. it cant be too hard to do.

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So my next question is when spooling a reel do you use tape to hold the line onto the reel then spool it up?

Since I've never spooled my own reels I'm unsure on how to start the process.

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I use the arbor knot to fasten the line to both casting and spinning reels.  I know that some folks use tape.

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Tie the line via an Arbor Knot or even a Granny Knot and then put correct pressure on the line and spool reel.

It is very easy.  You will get the hang of it immediately.

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If you a reel with a wiffle spool you can just put the line through a hole in the spool and start cranking.  That's how I do it.

Glad to see some feedback on the spooling stations.  Been thinking about getting one myself.

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I usually just clamp a wooden dowel scrap or pencil in my workbench vise (using tape around it if necessary to make the spool somewhat tight on the dowel) and crank it on.  Make sure you set up the spool so that the line comes off the bottom of the spool to counter any memory from being on the storage spool.   I also use the arbor knot fasten to the reel spool.

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So my next question is when spooling a reel do you use tape to hold the line onto the reel then spool it up?

Since I've never spooled my own reels I'm unsure on how to start the process.

Please don't take offense but I find that amazing.

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I notice that Berkley make two different line spoolers. Which one do you guys use or recommend?

berkley line spoolers

I have used the $29.95 model for years. I wore the first one out and the second one is about to go (one of the plastic springs broke). Academy had the other one on sale early this spring and I bought one (costs more, must be better, right?). It is not as good as the first one. There is no way to put tension on the spool, you might as well just put a pencil through the spool and save your $32.95. I'm going to get another of the $29 model and sell the other one in an upcoming garage sale.

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I use the Berkeley Line Spooler.  Very easy to use.  Don't bother with the so-called line spoolers that you have to attach to your rod.

x2, I bought one, in an attempt to tighten the thing to my rod the plastic clamp broke as well as the screw.  Tossed it all away and used my high tech toe.

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So my next question is when spooling a reel do you use tape to hold the line onto the reel then spool it up?

Since I've never spooled my own reels I'm unsure on how to start the process.

Please don't take offense but I find that amazing.

No offense taken! Everytime I bought line I just had the place where I go to spool the line do it for me as I bought more fishing gear.

It's never too late to learn!  :)

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Triangle makes the machines that every bait & tackle shop use. We also make a small portable, electric unit called the Cyclone Pro. It is designed for someone who has a lot of equipment and changes their line frequently.  It is portable too. Only available on the internet and not sold in stores. Go to linewinders.com or call 888-656-6686.

There is no better way to spool line especially spinning reel spools because our system does not twist the line. But if a pencil works for you, god bless ya and catch a big one!

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