How to Thread the Abu Garcia 5600 AB Anti-Backlash System

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How to Thread the Abu Garcia 5600 AB Anti-Backlash System
Abu Garcia reels are good for casting baits for fish like bass. (Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The Abu Garcia 5600 AB is a round baitcast reel made by the Abu Garcia fishing equipment company. The reel is similar to other baitcast reels, except that it has a special system designed to minimise backlash, which occurs when the spool keeps spinning even though line no longer is going off the reel. While the anti-backlash system sets it apart from other reels, the process for threading line onto the reel is no different.

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  1. 1

    Attach the 5600 AB to a baitcasting rod, which are rods that have a trigger grip beneath the handle.

  2. 2

    Select a fishing line. The 5600 AB can handle 205 yards of 12-pound test line.

  3. 3

    Thread the fishing line through each of the guides on the fishing rod, beginning with the tip.

  4. 4

    Thread the line through the hard plastic line guide on the front of the reel.

  5. 5

    Slide the line underneath the spool of the reel and then wrap it around the spool twice. Secure the line to the spool with an overhand knot.

  6. 6

    Turn the handle of the 5600 AB clockwise to wind line onto the spool. Continue adding line until it is 1/4-inch below the top of the spool.

  7. 7

    Snip the fishing line about 10 inches beyond the tip of the rod.

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