How To Set Up A Fly Reel


MidCurrent, a very informative fly fishing web site, has an excellent video from Tim Flagler on “How to Set up a Fly Reel”, explaining how to load backing and fly line onto your new fly reel. Not only does Tim show you how and how to determine how much… but along the way he shows you some neat shortcuts that will speed up the process and honestly, this is one of my favorite things to do. I take great pride in doing all my own reels and making sure that the line, backing, etc…all match up, look nice and most important…are functional. The last thing you want is to do your own work and have it look awful or even worse….not be functional. So, give this video a view and if you haven’t yet started to put together your own reel/line/backing combo…you can really have some fun with it….and save some money!

Video courtesy of the Mid Current web site …

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