How to Spool Line on Your Fishing Reel

You’ve decided what fish you’re going after, and have a new rod and reel. The next step is to spool it with fishing line. Loading fishing line on your reel correctly is important because it ensures that the line works properly on the reel and casts more easily.

FLW's Kyle Wood demonstrates just how easy it is to spool up a spinning reel or baitcaster with your favorite type of line.

Now that you’ve got your equipment all rigged up, just make sure you’ve got a fishing license before you hit the water. 

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Curtis Niedermier

Curtis Niedermier

Curtis Niedermier is the editor-in-chief of and FLW Bass Fishing magazine. He's covered the professional fishing circuits for 10 years.