What is a line clip used for?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

MY reel spool has a small metal cir­cle at­tached. What’s it for?

Dave Watkins, Hull

THIS is a line clip, and it has two main uses. First, sim­ply slip your line be­hind it when the reel is not in use. This keeps ev­ery­thing tan­gle-free in your reel case.

The sec­ond use of a line clip is as a cast­ing aid on a lake. Once you have cast to the dis­tance you want to fish, slip your line be­hind the clip and sub­se­quent casts will reach the same dis­tance as long as you cast with the same force.

Used like this, line clips help you cast ac­cu­rately but they should be used with care – a large fish could break your line if it swims away quickly be­fore you can re­lease the line from the clip.

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