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Tricks for Spooling Casting Reels in Your Boat

Whether you’re a professional angler or a weekend warrior, your boat is where a lot of tackle management occurs — this includes keeping casting reels spooled with fresh line. Wired2Fish contributor Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson shares his in-boat system for re-spooling casting reels using a simple and innovative product that eliminates line twist while tucking out of the way when not in use.


Spool Stix Line Winding System
Seaguar InvisX Fluorocarbon, 20lb
Shimano Metanium MGL 150 B Casting Reel, 7.1:1
G. Loomis Conquest Casting Rod, 7′ Med Hvy 843C MBR
Lund Boats 2075 Pro-V Bass Boat

Additionally, Gussy discusses how fresh fluorocarbon fishing line improves fishing overall. He also shares a few pointers for reducing line waste by maintaining some backing, connecting the new line using a blood knot, and advising on how far to fill a spool for maximum casting distance and line retrieve speed.