After getting to know the kinds of fishing lines, rods, reels, and other fishing equipment, it’s time to learn the basic techniques you need as a new angler. One of the first few skills you have to acquire so you can independently go on your own fishing trip is to know how to tie fishing line to the reel spool the right way.
All amateurs and experienced anglers would know that fishing line that is perfectly connected to the reel makes a big difference in your performance. Even the most advanced anglers need to replace fishing lines at least once in a year. Since the line and reel connect you to your catch, you need a considerable amount of time to practice tie the knot.
Can you imagine going on a fishing trip without knowing how to tie even the simplest type of knot? If you don’t want such trouble to happen, this article will teach you the steps of tying different knots so you can be prepared for anything.
Read on and follow the instructions right away. Get your line and reels if you may.
Now, the knots used in tying fishing line to reel are different from the knots used in tying hooks. The former is simpler while the latter can be complicated.
For this section, you will discover two types of knots that attach fishing line onto your reel spool correctly.
In learning how to tie fishing lines to reels, you should be particular in following directions. When connecting your new line to your spool, the last thing you would want to see is a bulky knot.
This is because bulky knot can heavily affect the way in which the line is distributed on the spool, which might result in uneven line lay. Most anglers do the arbor knot.
This is the simplest and the most common type of knot that great for braid and mono lines. When done properly, you will notice that the tie won’t slip easily as you begin to load up.
It is important to grab the tag end and pull it tight as you rotate the spool. You will know you are rotating the right way if it walks down the spool and the line snugs up.
A uni knot is usually done when tying lines to hook. But compared to hooks, this time, there will only be one or two wraps instead of five or six.
This knot is used for braiding superline to the arbor of a reel, preventing the braid from slipping. To ensure your knot is tight, prepare a reel that is braid-ready with non-slip texture.
Aside from these, always remember to moisten your line with saliva or water before pulling tight.
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