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Old 01-31-2008, 08:47 AM
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Default Stupid Question about filling a reel

Why are fly lines packaged the way they are, and what is the proper way to get the line from the package to the reel?

Invariably when I do it the line gets terribly tangled. It isn't spooled tightly enough to come of the package spool properly, the spool often comes apart, and if I lay the line loops on the floor to unwind like a spinning reel, it still comes out in tangled loops.

Are those fancy line holder/spooler rigs necessary to do it properly?
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