During a great day of fishing, the worst thing that can happen to a fisherman is line trouble. Line twists, backlash, and other fishing line issues can put the brakes on your angling outing. In many cases, your baitcaster reel may need a fresh fishing line. For many, this is a major hassle in the middle of a fishing trip.
Fortunately, all these issues can be minimized by properly spooling your fishing reel in advance. Many a newbie suffers bad experiences with a baitcasting reel because of improper spooling. The pros take utmost care while spooling so that all line trouble is minimized.
Though baitcaster reel is the hardest to use for a newbie, it is much easier to spool a line on a baitcaster than on a spinning or spincast reel. The following section will tell you how to spool your baitcasting reel effectively.
Steps to spool your baitcaster reel easily
Spooling a braided line
Fishermen prefer braided line for its virtually stretch-free design and impressive strength-to-diameter ratio. But due to it being rather slippery, it is difficult to attach it to the spool of your baitcasting reel. While spooling a braided line to your baitcaster reel you must have a backing so it does not slip.
You can use the length of your old monofilament for the backing. Feed the monofilament line through the worm guide and tie it to the spool. Spool a few turns until you have a layer of the mono across the spool. This layer of the monofilament line on the spool will give sufficient backing for the braided line.
You can attach the braided line to the monofilament backing with a double-uni knot. Once both the lines have joined, you can start spooling the braided line onto your baitcaster reel as normal. As recommended, leave roughly one-eighth of an inch before the spool lip.
Now that you’ve spooled your baitcaster reel with a fresh fishing line, all you have to do is attach a suitable lure. Head off to your favorite fishing spot and enjoy a day of fishing without worrying about any line trouble.