Bad habits start easily enough, but they’re ingrained when an angler chooses not to make a change, instead staying with what is comfortable and convenient. We all do this at times. Instead of learning a better way, we do what is easier. In fishing, that happens a lot.
All line and leader not being used should be on the reel. Always. Yes, always, as in ALL the time.
Here’s how, why and what problems arise from doing it any other way . . .