Can You Tie Fishing Line Together for Spool?

Fishing line is a critical component of any angler’s arsenal. It’s the connection between you and your catch, so it’s important to understand how it works, how to tie it together, and when it’s time to replace it.

One of the most common questions anglers have is whether or not they can tie fishing line together for spooling. The answer is yes – but with a few caveats.

The first thing to keep in mind when tying fishing line together for spooling is that the lines need to be of similar diameter and strength. This is important as mismatched lines can cause knots and tangles that can be difficult to untangle.

Additionally, you should use a knot specifically designed for tying two pieces of fishing line together. The most popular knots are the double uni-knot and the Palomar knot.

Once you’ve tied your two pieces of fishing line together, it’s important to check the integrity of the knot. If you tug on either end of the line and feel any give or looseness in the knot, then it has not been tied correctly and should be redone. Additionally, if you anticipate that your line will need to withstand a lot of force (such as in big game fishing), then you should also add an additional loop or two into the knot for added security.


In conclusion, yes – you can tie fishing line together for spooling – but only if both lines are similar in diameter and strength, and if a proper knot is used with additional loops for extra security if needed. Tying fishing line together can save money when replacing old or damaged line, but always make sure to check your knots before casting out!

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Michael Allen