My 4lb nanofil was great for a while but kept breaking when tying knots after a few months of use. I guess wear, UV etc did it. So I thought I'd reverse it to give the fresh line some action at the business end!
This method is quick easy and efficient. Took me 10 minutes today. You will need 2 x 600ml bottles and a drill.
Step 1. Get line off.
Take a 600ml drink bottle. Drill a screw into the lid. Put the lid back on the drink bottle. Fit the shaft of the screw into where the drill bits go in the drill. Now you can use the drill to take old line off the reel and onto the bottle.
Step 3. Reversing the line.
Use the drill/bottle method again. This time transferring the line from the first bottle onto a 2nd bottle.
Now spool up from bottle 2 onto the reel (under tension).
Your line is now reversed.
*A bolt and nut thru lid would hold the bottle more rigid.
*Check your drill is not on the screw setting. Drill setting is heaps faster.
*If your spool is looking a bit low, pad it out with some extra backing before respooling.