yes indeed mate or use a solar 'strong arm' line clip that fits on the rodIf your rod has a line clip, open the bail arm and put the line in there. This will work like a freespool i.e giving line on the take.
If it's windy or the line comes off the spool with the bail arm open, place a large elastic band over the spool. It will ping off on the take. Luckily the posties leave loads everywhere.
Similarly if your rod doesn't have a line clip roll a rubber band over the handle up to just onto the blank, place a match/ toothpick in this and use as a line clip.