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Old 03-16-2011, 12:15 AM
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what do you do with your left over backing?
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Default Re: left over backing?

sorry, that was a little vague. the question should read, "what do you do with the backing left over after putting it onto your reel?" say you need 75 yds and you have a hundred yard spool. the extra 25 should be good for something. anyone?


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Sighters for Czech nymphing rigs

Leader bodies for pocket water nymphing

Base wraps over reel arbors to be spliced onto superbraid backing

Articulation connection for articulated flies

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Default Re: left over backing?

For light tackle reels (3 - 6 weights I have no problem with using blood knots to connect backing scraps to fill an arbor. Been getting away with it since I discovered backing circa 1978 and never had a knot break. Rule of thumb; when you see the backing go through the stripper it is time to put on the Kid Gloves With a light tippet you have had the gloves on since you hooked the fish so........................No worries mate,

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Knot practice.
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Take a 2 foot piece of backing and tie a knot to make a loop. I then sell these to the kids coming out of grade school, for $1.00 they get the loop and I teach them how to tie Jacobs Ladder.

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I have to agree with fyshstykr, I've used my extra backing to learn to tie the more difficult knots.

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Shoe laces. or anything else that might need string.
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Shoe laces. or anything else that might need string.
shoes laces???
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shoes laces???
Of course, it matches my fly line belt.

(j/k I don't use them for shoe laces or a belt. Yet.)
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