I think it's a good tip, I never would have thought of it but you never know.. it could save you one day.
I destroyed my last plastic reel after having ruined a roll of 120 with half-moon crimp marks all over the edges.
Threw it so hard it shattered. Then I went stainless, now I don't throw them.
There are those old jobo reels, you can just slide the film onto it. And those Kodacraft/Arista apron tanks look neat for just one roll.. I bet you could load those when wet.