Register now on! Login


Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users

Fly line direction

2006/9/8 22:41
From Norristown, PA
Posts: 23
i just got a new WF fly line, and i was wondering, which end do you tie to the backing. The end of the line at the end of the spool, or is the front peice hanging off the spool the end you tie?

Posted on: 2007/4/25 18:53

Re: Fly line direction

2006/12/7 18:13
Posts: 279
It SHOULD be the end on the OUTSIDE of the coil of line/spool.

Some manufacturers put a little tag on that end but in any case the end on the INSIDE of the coil is the leader end; NOT the backing end.

Posted on: 2007/4/25 19:33

Re: Fly line direction

2007/4/25 9:47
Posts: 0
If youo can't figure it out, pull off about 10 feet of line. If it is even in diameter, that is the end you tie to your backing. The tip of the line will taper up and get noticably thicker as you get into the belly.

Posted on: 2007/4/26 9:18

Re: Fly line direction

2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 922
Its set up to load right off the retail spool. Attach it to your backing, give your kid a pencil, stick it thru the hole and reel it up.

Posted on: 2007/4/26 16:35

Re: Fly line direction

2006/9/14 10:34
From Southeast PA
Posts: 3
And if you don't have a kid or any other human to hold the pencil, put the pencil through the spool and then place the pencil behind the rungs on a wooden chair back (or some other such parallel objects) with the spool in the middle, and reel away. I think the easiest way to reel it onto your reel is to put your reel on just the bottom section of a rod, unless somebody has a better idea. It would probably be easier to put the backing through the first guide before attaching it to the fly line, but I never think that far ahead!

Posted on: 2007/4/26 18:31
"It ain't the meat, it's the motion"

You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]

Site Content
Stay Connected facebook instagram RSS Feed

USGS Water Levels
The New Keystone Fly Fishing Book
Where do you most want to fly fish outside the region?
Western US 39% (31)
Alaska 10% (8)
New Zealand 32% (26)
Florida Keys 3% (3)
South America 6% (5)
Elsewhere 7% (6)
The poll closed at 2018/3/17 12:44

Copyright 2018 by | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by