Quote Originally Posted by colivet
I need some help. I can't seem to manage to load 120 film into the damn developing reel. Is there a great trick to do this? Are there some reels easier to load than others?

I use Hewes reels. I think they are easier to load than the generic stainless ones I have. My method is to unwind the film from the paper backing and pull the tape loose from the paper. I leave it on the film and fold it back to the film. I load the tape end first into the spring on the reel.