The easiest way to load line onto your reel is to have someone else do it for you. If you can, just let the tackle shop take care of it when you buy your line. They have a nifty machine that will do it quickly and professionally.
If, for whatever reason, you need to do this yourself, this is how its done:
- Open the bail. That’s the little wire arm on the reel that flips up and down. Up is open, down is closed.
- Tie the line on the arbor with an arbor knot. Close the bail.
- Put the spool on the floor, label facing up. A spinning reel requires that the line be loaded onto the reel the same way it comes off the spool.
LINE TWIST LOOKS LIKE THIS: