It's all about practice and what you're used to.
Originally Posted by Daniel Lawton
I have never used a Stainless Steel reel (never even seen one) but normally I have no problems loading a plastic reel.
As I said previously, the most important thing is to have dry hands.
During Winter I can load a reel in a changing bag before the bag gets too sweaty, but during spring and summer it's impossible. Outside humidity at 80-90% and temps around 90-100 do not make for happy 120 loading in a bag.
I do the loading in the darkroom with the bits in a tray. Anytime my hands get too hot & sweaty I just wave them around :-)