For most freshwater reels, I have 75 yards of working line on the reel (whatever pound test that might be) with backing underneath that fills the spool to the proper level. The first time I spool a reel, I put a 75 yard measured length of working line on first, top off with backing, then pull it and turn it around. It's a pain the first time, but after that I'm all set to simply strip down to the backing knot and respool. Notice that 75 yards gets 4 reel spools from a 300 yard filler spool or 8 from a 600 yard spool, with no waste!
Edited by Flippin-Out (04/10/16 07:27 PM)