How Do I Keep My New Fishing Line From Tangling?

Fishing line tangles can be an annoying problem for any angler – especially when you’re out on the water. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your new fishing line from tangling.

Use a Spool Keeper

A spool keeper is a device that allows you to wind your fishing line around it and keep it from tangling or becoming knotted. It’s an inexpensive way to help keep your line organized and tangle-free.

Simply attach the spool keeper to the spool of fishing line and then wind the line as you normally would.

Choose the Right Line

When purchasing new fishing line, be sure to select one that is designed specifically for the type of fishing you plan on doing. Different types of fish require different types of lines, so make sure you get the right one for the job. This will help reduce the chances of your line tangling or knotting.

Keep Your Line Clean

Fishing lines can become dirty over time due to dirt, debris, and other contaminants in the water. Make sure you regularly clean your line with a soft cloth or brush to remove any buildup that could cause it to tangle up or become knotted. Also, be sure to store your fishing lines in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight when not in use.


By following these simple steps – using a spool keeper, selecting the right type of fishing line for your needs and keeping it clean – you should be able to keep your new fishing line from tangling up and becoming knotted. Doing this will ensure that you have an enjoyable time out on the water without worrying about having to constantly untangle your line.

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Michael Allen