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Old 05-08-2009, 03:35 PM
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Very new so please bear with me. When your rod is all set up to go how long should your fly line be? If the reel has 65 yard backing capacity, does that include fly line leader and tippet or just the backing?
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:56 PM
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They usually state the amount of backing that can be loaded on the reel when the reel is loaded with particular lines.
People rarely cut the line to make it fit in the reel, they adjust the amount of backing (unless, of course (and there always seems to be an 'unless' in this fly fishing game!) they are cutting a double taper line in half to fit on a dinky reel!)
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Default Re: Fly Line Length

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Welcome to the forum, and congrats on taking up FF. Yup, as Jackster said the reel will be labeled with backing capacity. You might see something like :

backing: "wf-6 65yds" , which means the reel will hold 65 yds of backing plus a full length 6 weight "weight forward" taper fly line. Fly lines are typically standard at 90 feet (30 yds). Because fly lines are dramatically different in thickness depending on the "weight" designation ( a 6 weight line is much thicker than a 2 weight line) you should try and get a reel that is designed to hold the weight fly line that matches your rod plus somewhere around 50-100 yds of backing for most freshwater fishing (trout, bass, etc).

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The other thing to keep in mind is that a DT is much thicker so you will lose capacity with a Double Taper line in the same size.
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