I've just unpackaged an Ugly Stik fishing rod (stored for several years) and removed the plastic protective wrapping from the pre-spooled reel.
The line under the wrapping didn't just come loose, and I'm unsure how it's meant to be released so that I can finish setting up the rod. There is a grey plastic rounded-triangular thing (shown in the centre of the photo) that the line is trapped under, however I'm unsure whether or not that's the end of the line that I'm meant to release. If it is the end I'm meant to release, then it's also unclear as to how that should be done. Trying to pry it loose gently with a fingernail achieves nothing, so perhaps it's not meant to release that way?
Has anyone had a similar situation with a pre-spooled reel, with some advice that might help? Or can you tell me what the grey plastic rounded-triangular thing is for?
The rod came without instructions.