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How do you put line into a spin-cast reel?

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New line can be installed on a spin-cast reel by first removing the reel cover and existing line. Run the new line through the reel cover and tie it to the spool using an arbor knot. Hold the line tight and replace reel cover. Lay the spool of new line on the floor and hold the line tight as you load the reel. Load the line up to 1/8 inch of the lip.

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  1. Prepare the spin cast reel

    Remove the reel cover. Some reel covers screw on and others are attached by a notch and pin. Take all the old line off the reel.

  2. Tie new line on reel

    Coming from the rod end, run the new line through the reel cover and tie it to the reel spool using an arbor knot. Pull the new line tight. While holding the new line tight replace the reel cover.

  3. Install new line on reel

    Lay the spool of new line on the floor. To prevent twisting of line, make sure the line goes on the reel the same way it comes off the spool. Hold the line tight and load the new line onto the reel until the line is about 1/8 inch from the lip.

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