How to Spool Fishing Reel using a Truck Tire

Re-spooling top shots of line takes up a considerable amount of time especially when I am operating multiple days. It is an absolute must to keep uniform tension on the line when re-spooling fishing reels and it nearly impossible to do this when you use a fishing buddy or a cheap instagram/facebook re-spool gadget.  I use the The Jay Jigs Bees Knees Line Spooler and my Land Rover truck tire as my fishing mate to help with the process of re-spooling line.

How to Spool Fishing Reel using a Truck Tire

The Jay Jigs Bees Knees Line Spooler

 

This manual reel spooler, in my opinion is the best way to pack reels full of line with smooth pressure.

  • Stainless steel and aluminum construction
  • Accommodates all spools up to 200mm long and 300mm diameter

The Jays Jigs Bee Knees Line spooler can be mounted on a work bench or is sold with an attachment so it can be mounted on a boat.

How to Spool Fishing Reel using a Truck Tire

The Jay Jigs Bees Knees Line Spooler

  I use my Land Rover Tires as the attachment for spooling line at home in Key Largo and at the Tavernier Creek Marina See the video below. It

The Jays Jigs Bees knees line spooler has precise tension adjustments is very adjustable for light mono to heavy braided line and it is perfect re-spooling tool for re-spooling you down down riggers with wire and braid. 

Why Don’t I Use a Electric Reel Spooler

  • I do not have time to remove reels from the seats each night after a trip and put them on an electric reel spooler not mention, anything electric that has moving parts breaks and I do not want to have to rely on electric reeler spooler nor do I want to spend money fixing it when it breaks. 
  • I had a very bad experience at Bass Pro shops a few years back when they broke a Talica 25 during the re-spooling process, they did buy me a new reel because their machine malfunctioned during the re-spool process.

I purchased the Jays Jigs Bee Knees Line spooler from tackle direct.com for $149.99.

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