How to Spool a Casting Reel

Keeping your line fresh means better handling, less breakage, and more fish in the boat. Here’s some good pointers on how to do it correctly.

We’ve all experienced it - constant backlashes, springy coils, and periodic break-offs. The fix is as easy as stripping off some of the damaged line and spooling on some new stuff. It’s a fast and easy process and keeping fresh line spooled doesn’t need to cost a lot either. Here’s some good pointers on how to re-spool a casting reel by yourself, accounting for backing, line-to-line knot location in the spool, and ensuring the line is laid down evenly and under the right pressure.

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