How to Uncurl Fishing Line?

Fishing with curled lines can be a real nuisance. Not only can the line tangle up, but it can also make casting and retrieving your bait a difficult task. If you’re an avid fisherman, or just starting out, there are a few simple steps you can take to uncurl your fishing line.

The first step to uncurling your line is to fill a bucket or container with warm water. Depending on the type of material used in your line, it may be necessary to add some soap or detergent to the water. Once the container is filled, submerge the line into the water for about 10 minutes or until it has softened up.

After the 10 minutes are up, take the line out of the water and begin stretching it gently with both hands in opposite directions. This will help work out some of the curl in the line. You may need to repeat this step several times until most of the curl has been worked out of it.

Once you’re satisfied that most of the curl has been worked out, hang your fishing line from a tree branch or other object and let it dry for about an hour. Once dry, gently pull on each end of your now uncurled fishing line to make sure that all of the kinks have been removed and set aside for later use.


Uncurling fishing lines doesn’t have to be a difficult task! By following these simple steps – filling a bucket with warm water, submerging your line into it, stretching it gently with both hands in opposite directions and letting it dry – you can easily remove any unwanted curls from your fishing lines in no time at all!

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Lindsay Collins