It took a while to work those tangles out, but eventually I got that slick new line onto the reel. Things could've been so much easier, though. In retrospect, a line winder would've helped.
Simplify Your Rigging
T.L. Lauerman, sales manager at Wapsi, parent company of Anglers Image, chuckles relaying his thoughts on the subject: "Without a line winder, you're typically laying the line on the ground, and a lot of the time, it can become a minidisaster," he says. "The first time someone tries one of these, they usually wonder how they've lived so long without one."