Nobody suggested it yet, so I will.
Why not just switch to the Stainless Steel reel and tank setup. As Tom B was saying, they are just not a problem to load film in any condition, any time.
The plastic reels are false economy when you look at what film costs, what your petrol costs for your vehicle, your time, etc... Costs are soon recovered with consistency and predictable results. I learned how to load the 35mm and 120 reels when I was in my teens.
Buy used ones on Ebay - they last a lifetime with very basic care.
Last edited by kreeger; 12-12-2012 at 10:46 PM. Click to view previous post history.