How Do You Rethread a Fishing Pole?

Re-threading a fishing pole is a skill that all anglers should learn. It is a simple process, but it is important to pay attention to the details, as improperly re-threading your fishing pole can lead to problems down the road. The following steps will guide you through the process of re-threading your fishing pole.

Step 1: Remove the Old Line

Use a pair of scissors or a knife to cut away the old line from your fishing pole. Once all of the old line has been removed, inspect your rod for any signs of damage or wear and tear that may have occurred while using it.

Step 2: Clean and Inspect the Reel

Once the rod has been inspected, use an alcohol swab or cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol and wipe down both sides of the reel. This will remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated over time. Then inspect the reel for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or chips in the plastic or metal parts.

Step 3: Attach New Line

Take your new line and attach one end to the spool of your reel. Then slowly turn the handle on your reel until you have wound up enough line onto it. Make sure to leave some slack in order to allow for casting when you are ready.

Step 4: Thread Line Through Guides

Begin threading your new line through each guide on your fishing rod until you reach its end. This is an important step as it ensures that when you cast, there will be no friction between the guides on the rod and your line.

Step 5: Test Your Line

Once all of the guides have been threaded with new line, it’s time to test it out! Cast out into open water and see how well your line performs. If there are any tangles or knots in your line, then you may need to adjust how much slack you left in Step 3.


Re-threading a fishing pole is a relatively simple process that all anglers should know how to do. By following these steps closely and making sure to inspect both your rod and reel before beginning, you can ensure that you won’t run into any problems when trying to cast out into open water!

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Michael Allen