Line to the lip?
Neil Morrow, via email.
AI like to have the line level with the front lip of the reel’s spool. This creates less friction on the cast, gaining better distances whether float or feeder fishing. However, I can understand some anglers wanting the line housed slightly lower than this, so that it doesn’t accidentally spill off the spool of its own accord.But this does create a bit of friction, as the line has to come up and over the lip of the spool, which makes casting slightly less smooth and possibly loses a bit of distance.
It’s really a personal and very
It’s best to fill spools to the lip with line to gain better casting distances. marginal thing, but I would definitely say never have the line more than a quarter of an inch below the lip of the spool, as this really would impede casting with any fixed-spool reel.
What is the perfect line lay you need to achieve when loading a fixed-spool reel with float or feeder fishing line? I ask because other anglers have different opinions about this. Some say that the line should be just below the spool lip, while others argue it should be level with it. Who’s right? ■