How To Re-Spool A spincast reel

In addition to being patient and dedicated, fishing also requires you to have high-quality and capable fishing equipment and gear for an enjoyable fishing experience. But that’s not all—you also need to ensure you know how to use them. After all, no matter how great and expensive your fishing rods and the fishing reels are—all will be rendered useless if you fail to use them properly.


Spincast Fishing Reel – A Quintessential Fishing Equipment

Fishing reels are one of the most crucial components of fishing. A fishing reel is a cylindrical device that is used primarily for winding and stowing the fishing line. A spincast reel is one specific kind of reel that was first introduced in 1949. The most significant advantage of a spin cast reel is to fix the backlash problem common in bait cast reel designs. Spin cast reels also reduce line twists and snares, which is typical in a traditional spinning reel.

Re-Spooling A Spincast Reel

A noticeable design feature of a spincast reel is the reel has a closed face, and the vital components are concealed under the nose cone. The fishing line comes from a single little hole in the cover. To use one, press the button on the back when casting forward. As the line peels out, let go of the button to stop the line from casting.

Using a spin cast reel is easy, but before you start casting lines, you must know how to put a spooling line. If you’re new to spin-cast reels and don’t know how to use a spin-cast reel—this guide has all the steps to get you up to speed in no time.

 So, without further ado, let’s dive in:

7 Tips To Re-Spool A Spin Cast Reel

1.Remove the cover of the reel

As previously mentioned, the spincast reel has a closed face. Unscrew the cover and remove it. There are spincast reels that have screws, and some reels include a notch and pin to hold everything together.

2.If you see an old fishing line, take it off the reel

Some spin-cast reels have old lines. Before you re-spool your reel with new lines, you can take off all of it. You can also pull just enough of it and also add a sufficient new line for longer casts. Don’t discard off your old lines; you can reuse them for backups.

3.Tie the new line to the spool

Using the hole in the cover, run the fishing line coming from the end of your fishing rod. Then, tie it to the spool of the reel. Make use of the fishing rod guides to make running the line smoother, from the tip to the handle. Tie it with arbor knot and make it snug. In case, you want to tie your existing line with the new lines, ensure that you tie the two lines tightly with a nail knot.

4.Put the cover back on the reel

When putting the cover back on the reel, make sure you’re are holding the line tightly. Also, check that the line isn’t pinched by the reel cover. Put the reel cover back on, and pull the line tightly.

5.Reel the new line onto the reel

Lay the filler spool on the ground. This will ensure that the line that comes off the spool maintains the exact position when it goes to your new reel. This also prevents line twisting. Then, use your hand to hold the line tight and reel it onto your spin cast reel. At this stage, maintain tension on the line to ensure that the line on your reel is tight. If the line is relatively lost or not tight, it can cause casting problems.

6.Fill up the spool up to 1/8 inch

Don’t put too much line on the new reel. To make sure you’re doing it rightly, check the reel by taking off the cover while spooling the line.

7.Use line guides to run the line

If you’re having issues while running the line through the rod guides before spooling the line—run it through the guides and tie it on a lure. At this stage, you’re pretty much ready for fishing. Here’s a tip: hold the reel when casting so that you can keep pinching the line. This will also ensure the line stays tight as you reel it in. This is important, especially when reeling in light lures as they don’t exert enough tension on the line.

Remove line twists from the line after putting it on

We don’t see any issues when you leave a trail line behind you while fishing from a boat. Just ensure that there isn’t anything on the line while reeling it in slowly. You can also layout the line on the floor, and then reel it back slowly on the reel. Also, make sure there isn’t anything nothing at the end of the line.

Final Thoughts

If you’re a beginner or are new when it comes to re-spooling or spincast reels, following these steps may seem overwhelming. However, it will feel simple when you follow it one step at a time. Remember putting line on the spool or re-spooling on the spin-cast reel, or any other reel, make sure you minimize line snags. Besides, it will also make your fishing activity trouble-free and more enjoyable.

The key to a spooling is to check and observe whether the natural curves of the lines coming from the supply spool and going to the spincast reel stays uniform. This will prevent line twists. You also need to put moderate pressure on the line as you reel the line onto the reel. For this, remove the cover of your spincast reel to check if you’re doing it correctly. Run the line through the hole, tie it with an Arbor knot, and cut off the excess. Replace the hood. You’re now fully set to go fishing.

Cindy Herrera

I’m Cindy, a free-spirited outdoor enthusiast. Since childhood, I was very much exposed to the outdoor environment. Our family frequently goes on weekend camps and my father, who was a skilled hunter, used to teach me and my siblings valuable things about wildlife survival. Now that I’m a married woman with two wonderful kids, it’s hard to keep up with outdoor activities while parenting at the same time… so I made this blog to share the best of my knowledge, experiences, and tips from other bloggers to you, my fellow outdoor enthusiast because merely talking about the outdoors makes me feel closer to it.

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