How Do You Put Line on a Fishing Rod and Reel?

Putting line on a fishing rod and reel is something that every angler should know how to do. It’s not hard, but there are a few steps that you need to take to ensure that you do it right. Here’s how you can properly put line on a fishing rod and reel:

Step 1: Choose Your Fishing Line
The first step is to choose the type of line that you want to use. Different types of fishing line are made for different types of fishing, so make sure you select the right one for your needs. For example, if you’re fly fishing then you’ll need a thin, lightweight line; if you’re trolling then you might want a heavier line.

Step 2: Attach the Line to the Reel
Once you’ve chosen your line, it’s time to attach it to the reel. Start by threading the end of the line through the eyelets on your rod and then tie it securely onto the spool of your reel. There are several different knots that can be used for this, so make sure you do some research and pick the one that works best for your situation.

Step 3: Fill Up The Reel With Line
Once your line is attached to the reel, start filling up the spool with line. Make sure not to fill it too full or too tightly; if there is too much tension on the spool then it may cause problems while casting or retrieving your catch.

Step 4: Check The Tension On The Line
Before using your rod and reel, check that all of the tensioners are set properly. This will help ensure that when you cast or retrieve your catch, it won’t be too tight or too loose on the spool. If everything looks good, then it’s time to go fishing!


Putting new line onto a fishing rod and reel isn’t difficult but there are some important steps that need to be taken in order for it to be done correctly. By following these steps – choosing your line, attaching it securely to the spool, filling up with enough but not too much line and checking all tensioners – any angler can learn how to properly put new line onto their rod and reel.

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Michael Allen