Quick Tip To Spool Your Spinning Reel To Avoid Line Twists


Do you get a ton of wind knots or tangles in your braided line?

At some point, it happens to us all.

This could be due to line twists in your braid.

And you could be putting those twists on your spool when you’re spooling line onto your reel.

So in this video, you’ll learn the steps to spool your spinning reel to avoid line twists.

Check it out below!

Spool Your Spinning Reel To Avoid Line Twists [VIDEO]

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First, you need to understand how the line is coming off of the line spool to the reel spool.

It’s being wrapped around the spool by your bail.

A big mistake is to face the top of your spool at the line spool.

Because it’s coming off of the spool straight but then it’s being twisted as it spools onto the reel.

Instead, put the spool face label side up.

Lay the spool on the ground (label up) and that allows the line to come off of the line spool in the same manner that it goes onto your reel.

Also, keep an eye on the line that’s in between the two spools.

If you do see it twist, flip the line spool label down and start reeling until you see the line straightens out.

Be constantly doing these steps and keeping an eye on the line to keep line twists out.

Do you have any tips for keeping line twists out?

Let me know down in the comments!

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12 days ago

How do I stop line twisting when trolling?

Jim Jackson
6 months ago

When spooled like this it creates twist as evident by having to flip spool. When spooling the traditional way you don’t get line twist going on. I’ve tried it both ways and definitely seen increased wind knots when spooled like in the video.

William Brixon
2 years ago

Interesting video. I always thought one needed to put tension on the line so that the line would not be as likely to bury itself in the spool. I am guessing Tony was holding the line with fingers. I don’t see how that could put enough tension on the line while spooling. I agree with others that believe more testing is needed since there seem to be so many ways to spool line. And yes spooling the line is very important. Just my thoughts.

Mike D
2 years ago

Wrong. You want to do it the way you said not to. Your way creates line twist when the line comes off the reel. The correct way is to have the spool on a pencil that has the spool turn towards you as you spool the line. You will actually put line twist on the line going on the reel but it will reverse itself when you cast the line resulting in no line twist. To prove this, that is why they say one way to remove line twist is to let out line behind your boat and reel back in. That is essentially the same effect as the method I described. There also another video on SaltStrong that does it the right way I described.

Cj basser
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike D

That couldn’t be more wrong

Nate Marsh
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike D
Rick Robinson
2 years ago

Iam not sure if you can help me ,but. I have a shimmano thunnus CI4 4000 spinning reel .I’d like to put this on a 2 piece surf rod . I don’t want to make a mistake and regret getting the wrong rod . So I could use some help ,this will be use from beaches trying to catch larger size fish ,have other outfits , this I want to be able to get it out there .won’t be used a lot ,but I like nice this ,so price ? Maybe some options .Also what braid line test would you suggest .Thanks so much for time and insight Rick Robinson 

Matthew Lanier
2 years ago

Nailed it Tony!

This is how I learned in bass fishing. The line goes on the reel spool the way its going to come off the reel spool.

There’s a good way, and there’s a better way. SOLID INFO HERE TONY!

Gregory Thebeau
2 years ago

I am missing something. Braid has little or no memory. I am guessing the Factory does nothing special when filling the plastic spool.

As long as you do not change the relationship of the reel or the plastic spool during the spooling process, there might be one (quarter) twist at the very beginning of the process, right?

Bill Radcliff
2 years ago

Hey Tony, what Reel is that in the video?

Mark Tauscher
2 years ago

What about the idea of putting the line on under tension. So it goes on tight. There fot the line won’t bury itself into the spool when you are fighting a fish

John Hardiman
2 years ago

Great Video Tony!!!!


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