Unlike monofilament, TUF-LINE has very limited stretch, a hard exterior and very little memory. TUF-LINE does not grip a reel spool like monfilaments do. The solution to any problems is found in how the line is spooled. Prior to spooling up with TUF-LINE, put a wrap of electrical tape on the empty spool. This gives the line something to bite into. Another option is to back the line with a few turns of Dacron or monofilament, which achieves the same result of preventing slippage.


Wind the line on tightly and under steady pressure. Packing the reel well will eliminate any opportunity for the line to dig into the spool. If done properly the first time, you’ll experience years of trouble-free use. The instructions below may help secure the line to the reel.