We rarely get told (properly) by the manufacturers the capacity of their reels so I reckon we consumers should use our collective power and compile a useful list. Here is a little program to calculate the volume for you. Measuring Fly Reel Capacity
Here is my starter for three:
|Hardy Ultralight LA #10/11.||218 cm3|
|Hardy Angel #11/12||176 cm3|
|Hardy Ultralight LA #9/10.||171 cm3|
|Hardy JLH Ultralight Salmon. #9/10||169 cm3|
|Hardy Ultralite Disk #7/8||75 cm3|
|Airflo Poly Micro Backing 100 metres || 25cm3 |
|Mastery Spey 75ft Head #10/11 ||130 cm3|
|Hardy Mach II #10 || 130 cm3|
I hope I have programmed this correctly!
Please post yours so I can add to the list.
NOTE: On a loaded reel you can measure the volume of the fly line
by treating the outer edge of the backing as the arbour radius and the outer edge of the line as the spool radius. The calculator will tell you the volume the fly line takes when wound on to the reel.
If the fly line is not on a reel but still on a spool then use the same technique. Measure arbour radius and spool width then measure the radius to where the line reaches on the spool and spool width at that point. Easy.
In other words on a loaded reel you can easily get a close approximation of the 'wound' volume taken up by the backing, fly line and the the capacity of the spool itself. Just by measurting the radius from the edge of each to the centre of the reel plus spool width - and using the calculator.
My measurement of fly line backing takes up 0.25 cm3 per metre. i.e. 200metres - 50 cm3
PS. 1 cubic centimetre is 0.0610237441 cubic inches.