When I was a teenager, I used to process 35mm black & white film. Just recently (many years later) I started to develop 4x5 sheet film. And more recently still, I started to shoot 120 film, thinking it would be no problem to process. I was wrong, as I am having the hardest time loading the film into the reel for the developing tank. The film is way more tightly coiled than I expected and nothing I can do will get the film to slide in. The reel I have is fixed metal--in the old days, I loaded 35mm onto a plastic reel where the ends rotated back-and-forth independently--but I don't think it would matter. What I finally did is take advantage of the fact that the reel has lots of room on it and just loosely wound the film in from the center out hoping that the film does not make contact with itself at any point, but in the dark, of course, who knows. I haven't processed the reel yet, hoping for advice on how to reload with more confidence. Thanks in advance.