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Having one of those days when every other cast is a minor backlash? Here’s a quickie to help make getting the loops out a little easier. Press your thumb against the spool and crank the reel 3 or 4 turns. Make sure your thumb is pressed against the spool firmly. This aligns the loops all in the same direction. Pull the line off the spool in its normal direction and it usually comes right out. I find that this works about 75% of the time. It will save you a ton of picking out loops and for those guys over forty you can do it with your eyes closed.