How Do You Put Line on a Open Face Fishing Reel?

Putting line on a open face fishing reel is an easy task, but it can be time consuming. It is important to take the time to properly spool the line in order to avoid any problems when casting and retrieving.

Before beginning, make sure you have the right type of line for your rod and reel. Most anglers prefer monofilament or braided lines for their open face reels.

To get started, tie one end of the fishing line onto the spool of your open face reel. Make sure that it is securely attached.

Once it is secure, begin wrapping the line around the spool in a figure-eight pattern, making sure to keep tension on it as you go. The more tightly wound the line is, the more efficient your casts and retrieves will be.

When you reach a desired length, cut off any excess slack off with scissors or a knife. Then tie a knot at the end of the line to secure it in place on your spool. A good knot to use is an arbor knot or a uni-knot as both are strong and easy to tie.


Putting line on an open face fishing reel doesn’t have to be difficult if you take your time and follow these simple steps. Remember to use the right type of line for your rod and reel, wrap it tightly around your spool, and finish it off with a strong knot. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to quickly and easily put new line on your open face fishing reel!

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Lindsay Collins