How To Restring Fishing Reel

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Fishing reels are an awesome tool for catching fish. Not only are they fun to use and help get more fish, but also can catch bigger fish than most anglers typically catch. If you have an interest in fishing, learning how to restring a fishing reel could very well come in handy at some point. Fishing reels are one of the few types of fishing gear that might require maintenance after every use. The good news is that it’s not all that difficult to learn how to restring a fishing reel. If you follow the instructions in this article, you can become proficient with this task within just a few minutes. If your fishing reel has broken or frayed string on it, you need to learn how to restring a fishing reel as soon as possible before it breaks further. This article will help you understand exactly what you need and how best to approach this task.


What You’ll Need To Restring Your Fishing Reel

A fishing reel is a complex piece of gear that requires a few tools to restring it. Here’s what you’ll need: - Fishing reel - Obviously, you’ll need a fishing reel and the reel itself should be disassembled so that you can access the spool. If you don’t know how to disassemble your particular type of fishing reel, consult the owner’s manual. - Line cutting tool - You need to cut the old line away from the spool and spool the new line onto the spool. You can use a small pair of wire cutters, but a special line cutting tool works better as it leaves a cleaner edge on the line. - Spool of fishing line - You can use the same type of line that was currently on the reel. If the old line is broken, remove the spool of line and put on a new spool of fishing line.


Step 1: Loosen The Handle And Disc Assembly

If you’re not familiar with how to disassemble your fishing reel, you’ll need to do that first. Fishing reels are designed to be disassembled so that you can clean and service them. To do this, loosen the handle and the disc and plate assembly. The handle usually has two screws that can be loosened to separate the handle from the rest of the reel. If you have a reel with a disc brake system, loosen the large disc and plate assembly that holds the spool and disc together.


Step 2: Remove The Old String

When you’ve loosened the handle and disc assembly, remove the old fishing string from the spool. If your fishing reel has a break-away spool, you must remove the entire spool of fishing line from the reel. If your fishing reel has a fixed spool, you can cut the fishing line in several places to relieve the line pressure and remove the entire spool of the fishing line. Get rid of the old fishing string. You can discard it or you can save it and use it for tying knots or as a lure leader. It’s always a good idea to keep old fishing string handy in case of an emergency.


Step 3: Install New String Through The Spool

Prep the new fishing line by attaching the end to a sharp needle or a paper clip. The goal is to get a small nick in the line so that it holds when you pull the line through the eyelets of the spool. For the best results, attach a small piece of rubber to the end of the line to create enough friction to allow the line to be pulled through easily. Feed the line through the spool until it comes out the other side. Reverse the line so that it comes out directly in front of the spool.


Step 4: Tighten The Disc And Handle Assembly

Once you’ve got the fishing line through the spool and ready to go, reassemble the reel. Pull the line tightly through the spool so that the line is tight against the inside of the spool. At the same time, make sure that the line is not too tight. Reassemble the disc and handle assembly. Make sure that the fishing line is coming off the spool at a 90-degree angle. This is critical so that the line doesn’t come off the spool prematurely when you press the brake button.


Bottom line

Restringing a fishing reel is a straightforward process. If you follow the instructions in this article, you’ll have a reel that’s ready to go again in no time at all. So, the next time you go fishing and your reel breaks, you can restring it and be fishing again in no time! If your fishing reel breaks and you don’t know how to restring it, this article will help you. This is a crucial skill for every fisherman to know.

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