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Spinning Reel Spoolin

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I usually have sporting good store do it for me and was gonna try myself and know different guys have different ways to do it...so was just wondering what was best way to spool spinning reel and what kind of knot to tie line to spool( knot instruction would be helpful) thanks

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I use a uni knot to tie to the spool, but I sometimes wonder if it matters. If something takes out all your line it seems to me that the knot will break regardless of what it is.

The conventional way to spool a spinning reel is to have the supply spool lying flat such that the line comes off counterclockwise. That's because the line goes onto the reel clockwise so the counterclockwise twist from the supply spool offsets the clockwise twist from the reel to make for twist-free line. In practice, that doesn't work fully because of the difference in diameter between the reel and supply spool.

However, check the instructions for your reel. Some of the reels with an anti-twist line roller recommend that the supply spool be in an up-and-down position like baitcasting. My personal experience has been that even when the instructions say this, the conventional way also works.

If someone tells you to lay the supply spool down with either the label facing up or down, ignore it. It's not reliable because of differing label-placement practices.

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Any knot will work. An arbor knot is the simplest.

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

I always spool like a baitcaster and don't have any twisting issues with my Shimano spinning reels.

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Tie the line on the spool with a two turn uni knot. Stick the spool on a pencil and have the line coming off the bottom of the spool, through a guide, and onto the reel. Make sure the line comes off the bottom of the spool.

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Tie the line on the spool with a two turn uni knot. Stick the spool on a pencil and have the line coming off the bottom of the spool, through a guide, and onto the reel. Make sure the line comes off the bottom of the spool.

This how I spool reels. Line coming off the bottom for a spinning reel and off the top for a baitcaster.

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