Bass Fishing Tactics and Techniques

Line Spooling – Too Tight

When spooling up a reel while on the water, most anglers keep the new line coming off the spool tight by running it through their hand or a wrapped towel, but be careful not to hold it too tight. The heat generated from the friction of the moving line can be enough to weaken the line. To make sure the line stays cool, you should wet your hand or the towel before you begin.