I found this idea on another fishing site. Take a yellow pages type phone book , open it to about the middle , place your line in the fold and close. Let the spool of line lay flat and pull line thru and tie to your reel and wind line on to your reel spool. The book keeps proper tension on the line as you wind your reel. Worked great for me. Keeps the line from going all over th place. Let me know if you've used this before or if you try it , how well it works for you.