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I am down to about my last length of line. I need to respool the line on my reel. I have just about enough line that i can get just shy of a full cast so its time. I have looked at the the other articles but didnt see one on tips on how to respool a reel? Any suggestions with how to do this and which lines you like to use. I did read the suggestions on lines just thought i would ask those willing to respond that is all. Thanks again

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I am having to make some assumptions here.  You didn't mention what type of line or type of reel.   So I am assuming mono line.  I fish open water and use 8/10/12 # on my reels.  The reels that have braid have 8 and 30# on them.

No matter whether it is a spinning reel or a baitcaster, I load the line off the top of the spool.  Before I built a spooling station, I had my wife hold the spool with a pencil through the hole and keep light pressure on it.  I do not have line twist problems from respooling.  I also do not splice line except for fluro leader on braid.

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This will work for any reel. Learn how to tie an arbor knot. Its not very hard but here is the most important thing, trim the leftover before you finish the knot. This will work on every type of line, and reel, and you can see it on youtube if you cant figure out the drawing.

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if you're using a spinning reel, i'd highly recommend following your reel manufacturer's instructions. i've owned three different brands of spinning reels and each one was slightly different in how they wanted the line coming off of the filler spool (top of the spool, bottom of the spool, spool on its side).

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Thanks for all your help. Unfortunatly i will have to look online for the reel guide on what they prefer since i have lost the box and book. I bought the rod and reel years ago and then never used it till this season. Thanks again! :(

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OK i have a Quantum Xloos5 reel and it says its an extra light reel. I guess i should have seen that before. Guessing my 12 pound Spiderwire EZ super mono line was not the right line to buy. Should i go get a more heavy duty reel or what do you think?

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No matter whether it is a spinning reel or a baitcaster, I load the line off the top of the spool.

i thought i read where it is best on a spinning reel to load from the bottom of the spool??

:-/

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I actually read the instruction manual that came with my Stella!

:( ;D ;D :D

The Shimano instructions are very specific: put the line

replacement spool on a pencil and fill from the BOTTOM.

8-)

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Yes unfortunatly i have lost the owners manuel so i have to find a new way of doing it. Thanks again for everyones input

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OK i have a Quantum Xloos5 reel and it says its an extra light reel. I guess i should have seen that before. Guessing my 12 pound Spiderwire EZ super mono line was not the right line to buy. Should i go get a more heavy duty reel or what do you think?

If you're fishing for bass  , you should upgrade to at least a 2500 size reel.

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If it is a bait caster and you want to save alittle money tie a nice big plug on it a throw the thing as far as you can in the yard then pull out about another 8 ft or so cut the line and tie the new line to it with a good strong knot use a spooling station and respool.  Using the old line as backing will save you alittle money on line and unless you get ahold of a sea monster you will never see the knot were you tied the line together again till your ready to respool.  Specially on flipping and pitching gear.

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