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Just wondering what knot is best for when your putting new line on a reel. And does anybody have any tricks to make it easier to do it yourself without having someone to hold the spool of line for you? Thanks in advance.

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Arbor Knot:

http://www.animatedknots.com/arbor/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com#Autoblock

Put the spool in a box, upright so the line comes off the top,

not the bottom. You'll probably need a bottle, glass, a block

of wood or something to keep the spool upright, but still free

to spin.

8-)

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Walmart now carries a plastic box for storing line spools with little openings on the front for spooling a reel from it.  I think they're $3 or $4 dollars.  I use that to spool, then I tie a swivel to a tree and walk most of the line out and reel it back in to remove most of the twist.

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Last year I bought one of thee berkley line spooling things and I really like it. I never tried it with spinning reels but the rod that holds the line spool can be poistioned stright on or sideways. For baitcast reels you can give the line some pre tension too which makes for a better job loading the reel. I will not go back to doing it without a jig like this. Well worth the money over time.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_13313_100017004_100000000_100017000_100-17-4

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I don't think it much matters what line you tie to the spool. If you ever hook into some monster that takes out all the line, that sucker's gonna pop regardless of the knot.

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