2.) Go slow and steady as you cinch down your knots. Cinchingit too fast will create friction, which generates heat on the line,which weakens the line at the knot. If your fishing line and knot areweak, then your line will be more susceptible to breaking, especiallywith a big fish at the end of it.
A weak fishing line knot will obviously be disappointing anddevastating if you hook into a nice big fish, and then lose it due to apoorly tied knot in your fishing line. The last thing a fisherman wantsis to hook into a fish and have the line snap or slip right at the knot.
Obviously, you must first get your line attached to your reel. The Arbor Knot is the fishing line knot which accomplishes this. It's sometimes referred to as a "Reel Knot". It's quick, easy, because it's just an overhand knot, and essential. Why essential? Because, if you don't tie this knot well your entire spool full of line may rotate when the arbor is under pressure. The problem with this happening is obvious.
Fishing line knots, or knots in your fishing line, are important. I have said many times that my fishing line had never failed me. One reason is I learned to tie a good fishing line knot years ago and I make sure I tie it right every time. My knots have never failed me since learning to tie them right, either.