Quote Originally Posted by tyqre View Post
I am using plastic reels. I do have a practice reel and i can seem to do it ok in the light. Maybe leaving the leader outside the reel when I wind the film back up and cut it perfectly straight will help.
When you load:

1) listen carefully to the sound the film makes as you load it - it is distinctive when the film goes off track;
2) use your fingers to regularly check the side of the reels. When the film goes off track, it tends to protrude;
3) make sure the ball bearings are moving freely before you start loading the film.