How to Put New Line on A Fishing Pole?

How to Put New Line on A Fishing Pole
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As time passes, it is inevitable that after continued use, your fishing line eventually starts to wear out. The rod may start to become slightly more tangled each time you use it, and even begin to lose its overall catching power – which is not what you want. When it gets like this, that’s when you realize it’s time to attach new line to your fishing pole.

If you are unsure of how to do this, or are a complete beginner, then this article will help you manage the job, as we have narrowed the process down into 8 simple and easy-to-follow steps.

Luckily, attaching a new fishing line is not too hard a task, and actually is the same process which applies to all reels, regardless of the model you have. It is a very simple process which includes knotting the line and wrapping it around the reel’s spool, and then reeling it in.

Step 1

On the reel, open the bail by lifting its wire handle. This must be done, otherwise the process won’t work properly. Unwrap any old line in its place.

Step 2

Find fresh fishing line. Before beginning, it is important to also make sure when threading the line that you do not miss any guides, because once you have completed the threading process, it can be frustrating to thread it up and realize afterwards that you have missed one.

Start by having extended out your fishing rod, and taking your new line, start feeding it down through the tip from the first eye, all the way down to the last guide closest to the handle.

standard fishing rods

Step 3

Knot the line on the reel spool, and then wrap the end of the fishing line over the spool, over the little notch in the middle of the reel. Bring the end of the line toward you and then to finish, tie the line together in a strong knot.

Step 4

To close the bail simply push the wire handle as low as it can go. This makes sure that the line is locked securely in place, and that it will not become loose. If however, it should become undone, simply lift up the bail again and retie the knot.

Step 5

Turn the fishing rod’s handle to find out which way the bail rotates. Once you know which direction the bail rotates, you can find out which direction the line has to be loaded as it should be the same. Drop the spool of fishing line with the label facing upwards and adjust the position of your rod so that the line can be loaded in the correct way.

For baitcaster fishing rods, you will need to stick a pencil through the spool and have another person help hold it.

Step 6

Gently grip the fishing line between your thumb and index finger. As you hold the rod in your hand, use your free hand to maintain constant pressure. If the line feels as if it is pulled tight, and doesn’t show any signs of being loose, then you have done the job correctly.

new fishing line

Step 7

Turn your rod handle around 20 times. By doing this, you are loading the line onto the reel. Keep a constant eye on the line to make sure it does not load with any knots or tangles along the way. If this does occur, you may have to unspool it again in order to fix it.

Step 8

Drop your line to test for any tangles present. Sometimes there may be a small tangle that you weren’t aware of. By letting go of the line, and dropping it you’ll notice right away if any twists of loops appear.

To fix any, flip the spool of fishing line, making sure the label faces the ground. This will aid in removing any little twists in the line. Also make sure the line continues loading in the exact same direction as the ball rotates.

Step 9

Fill your rod’s spool until it’s quite full. At this point the line should be approximately 0.32cm below the spool’s rim. To complete the process, simply cut the line to detach it from the spool.

Step 10

You can secure the line to your reel by using a simple rubber band. Placing a rubber band around the line on the reel will securely hold it in its place.

This method is used for most standard fishing rods out there. When it comes to changing the line, in order to keep catching fish, it is recommended to replace your line at least once every season. That way you can avoid running it into the ground and have it eventually snap away.

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