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    Default Fly Line Backing???Tips pls

    So I just received my Allen XL reel and going to put backing on it. I was wondering if anyone can share some tips on putting it on.

    Knots, how to get it tight and even?

    I usually goto a fly shop but I want to attempt this myself.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Fly Line Backing???Tips pls

    Check this link out for tying the backing to the reel:
    Backing to Fly Reel

    Larry

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    Default Re: Fly Line Backing???Tips pls

    To get it even you can cradle the backing on a loop of a paper clip* as you crank your reel.
    *just straighten out a paperclip; all except the last "U".
    To add your fly line the nail knot isn't too tough with the use of a WD-40 straw or similar small straw.

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    I've begun to use an Albright knot to attach the fly line. Easier to fool with than a nail knot.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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    Default Re: Fly Line Backing???Tips pls

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    Check this link out for tying the backing to the reel:
    Backing to Fly Reel

    Larry
    mcnerney, pretty slick setup. Thanks alot, I needed something simple. I have about 6 reels to set up...

    Best Regards, Boser

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    Default Re: Fly Line Backing???Tips pls

    Quote Originally Posted by boser View Post
    mcnerney, pretty slick setup. Thanks alot, I needed something simple. I have about 6 reels to set up...

    Best Regards, Boser
    Boser: Your welcome, I like to keep it real simple also.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Fly Line Backing???Tips pls

    Here is another Arbor knot that I have found works as well or better than the one already shown - does not get hung up when sliding it down to the arbor hub, and definitely holds against any fish.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zntfMQ9e5kA]YouTube - Setting Up a Fly Fishing Reel : Fly Fishing Arbor Knot[/ame]

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