Loading your reel properly

Filling the spool is an important step which must not be neglected before heading off to the water's edge. A badly filled spool could reduce casting distance and increase the risk of backlashes.

We will explain to you how to fill your reel properly in 3 steps.


Step 1: open the pick-up then attach the line to the spool using a simple double knot. 

Step 2: after having closed the pick-up, turn the crank to wind the line holding it tight in a cloth. We recommend that you put the spool in a basin of water to reduce the risk of kinking. 

Step 3: fill the spool "to the brim" leaving a 1 to 2 mm margin then cut the line. The reel is ready. 

Rigging up a few metres of nylon before assembling the braid helps you to fill the spool more efficiently. This also prevents the braid from turning on the spool. Use a Peixet knot to join the braid to the nylon line. 

Now you know how to fill your fishing reel properly. Don't hesitate to share your tips with us in the comments.