It may look like an uncomplicated task, but running a new line into a closed faced reel isn’t as easy as it looks. Most fishermen are aware that catching a fish is a daunting task, but if the reel isn’t in the right line, with the correct monofilament product, there is no purpose to the whole effort.
Whether it is searching for dinner, just in an attempt to have an outdoor activity, the user is unfamiliar to fishing; it is advised to let an experienced fisherman elaborate the setting up of equipment and having the right pound test monofilament, which is the first step to a long process. Fishing is meant to be relaxing and rewarding. That said, it can also be frustrating if the right equipment is not chosen in the first place.
Experienced fishermen usually speak of light conditions, smell, and really technical bait ideas. To start off with the basics in this tutorial, the user will need to learn how to put the line in a closed faced reel and have some straightforward guidance on monofilament lines and reviews.
Lining Closed Faced Reels
The essence of closed faced reels is that they are simple to use once the user has had the line installed and the pole set. They are protected from the elements, the reel of choice for most new fisherman, and are most often used in freshwater environments. The line and the poles are designed to be “push button” and a simple way to fish. Once both of these are set up according to the standards, they usually perform well with minimal maintenance. Here are the basics on how to do that.
- Picking the Monofilament
- The Lasso
- Threading the Line
Picking the Monofilament
Choosing the right line is a combination of reel capacity, fishing environment, and “test”. The user should read the rules provided by the reel manufacturer. They are often found on the bottom of the reel but are always in the instructions if it’s new. If a reel is inherited or the user has purchased a used reel, the test is advised. The most important factor is always the “test.”
This is simply the way that companies rate the strength of the monofilament they manufacture. The rule of thumb is, to catch a 5-pound fish, the user needs a ten to twenty-pound test. If the user is catching perch or small fish at the shore of a pond, virtually anything will work. The bigger the “test,” the less the reel will hold and the more likely fish will see it. It’s a balancing act.
It is always recommended that people take the time to look at the line and bait reviews before making a decision. Local fisherman knows the local conditions, and can usually make great recommendations. Look for “monofilament fishing line reviews,” “average fish weight,” and “local hot fishing spots”.
The toughest part of fishing while using a closed reel is it’s setup. Most of the new reels are made available with a small amount of line on the reel, so it is required to remove the reel to start. It is essential to take the top of the reel case off. It is generally threaded, right side for tightening and left to loosen. Some patience and a line cutter (scissors will work), and 10-15 minutes are required to do this.
The infamous “lasso” is merely a double knot. The challenge presents itself because fishing line manufactures toil hard to manufacture the line extremely skinny and hard to see (better to catch fish). Most reels possess what looks like a bell covering the spool once the top is taken off. To start, it is required to work with a simple knot on the spool protected by that “bell.”
The line and reel are both designed to slide conveniently, so the real task is to make a lasso with a second knot that holds well before the reel is filled. The next step is to run a second knot through the first. It’s technically a lasso that that gets tighter when pressure is placed on the line. There are hundreds of videos on Youtube about this seemingly simple task, many of them comical.
Threading the Line
This is where the user will understand if their lasso is fastened correctly. With the reel now attached to the pole, and the cover of the closed face reel back on, the user should thread it through the first eyelet. It is required to not put the whole pole together until the reel is lined completely. It is preferable to use one hand, usually the thumb, to create tension on the line as it is reeled in the spool of line.
It is advised to reel it in until it has met the capacity of the one selected. 75 yards is usually an appropriate amount for freshwater fishing, and a medium closed face reel will usually handle that much without a problem. The next step is to clip the line when reel’s capacity is met, and then to pull through the rest of the pole’s eyelets.