The technique to spooling a braided line on a conventional reel is to TIGHTLY get it on there! Since braid is thinner than mono, you have to make sure this is done properly. If you don’t spool it on tight, it eats into itself while you put a lot of pressure on it. This is preventable.
Spooling Your Braid From Home Without Any Tools
You don’t need to get specialized tools when spooling your braided fishing line from home. Although it makes the job a heck lot quicker and easier, it’s possible. Without any tools, here’s how to spool your braid:
These are the things you need to spool your reels with braid without any tools:
A 5 Gallon Bucket
2 Gallons Of Water In Your Bucket
A Pair Of Gloves
How It’s Done:
Drop your spool into the bucket of water, then put on your gloves and spool.
w/ 2 People (recommended): Have one angler hold the line as it comes out of the bucket. Have the other person reel and level wind.
w/ 1 Person: Hold your gloved hand along the rod, wrapping your thumb and your index finger around the rod, and put pressure on the braid as you reel with the other hand.
If you can get a rod in a rod holder while doing this, it will make your job a lot easier. Instead of gripping the rod and putting pressure. You can guide and grip the line with your gloved hand, and your braid will be A LOT tighter on the spool.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use braid on a multiplier?
How many lines should I put on a conventional reel?
A good idea is to look at your reel and find the manufacturer’s recommendations. A little bit before full, it’s best to stop filling.
If you’re a newbie to conventional reels while keeping your thumb on the spool, start by dropping your bait down. Then, tighten the drag. To prevent bird nests, practice light undercasts with your thumb on the spool As time goes by, you’ll get more comfortable casting further.