The correct way to spool line on your reel


Pro angler shares his tips for spooling line on fishing reels

One of the most basic steps to catching fish is spooling line on fishing reels. And even though it seems like a simply task, it’s not that easy for many anglers. And some anglers make little mistakes that create problems like backlashes and other casting troubles.

Professional angler Brian Latimer says it’s all about starting good and finishing well. He takes the time to point out some small details that make a huge difference when it comes to spooling new line on reels.

Latimer also points out the differences between spooling a baitcasting reel and a spinning reel. Get your fishing line and reels ready, and check out these helpful tips.

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