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How to Set Up a Fly Reel – Video 2

This is the second in a five-part video which will demonstrate how to completely set up a fly reel from the arbor all the way to the leader. This video is brought to you by The Itinerant Angler, www.itinerantangler.com. A full-length version with all five videos in one 15 movie is also available. You’ll learn the Double Surgeon’s Loop, a new arbor knot, the Nail Knot, the Perfection Loop, and the Loop to Loop connection. The full video is 15 minutes long, so if you’re only interested in one part, skip down. If you’re doing this for the first time, you’ll need the following items: (1) your trout reel, (2) a spool of “backing” (for trout, 20 lb. test is typically plenty), (3) a fly line, (4) some 20 lb. monofilament (I use Amnesia, which is red), and (5) a tapered leader.


8 Responses to “How to Set Up a Fly Reel – Video 2”

  1. SuperJlong22 says:

    Thanks for the clear explenation of best way to tie nail knot for backing, monofilament loop is a great idea.

  2. SuperJlong22 says:

    Thanks for the clear explenation of best way to tie nail knot for backing, monofilament loop is a great idea. you saved me a lot of messing about with a nail.

  3. TonyC911 says:

    THIS GUY KIND OF SOUNDS LIKE KERMIT THE FROG!

  4. ZachMatthews1 says:

    @TonyC911 –

    Not going to argue with that one. :)

  5. triviumlambofgod says:

    hey, great video, what knots would you use to connect flyline to a section of sinking fly line? thanks!

  6. TheFishingfreak12 says:

    @ZachMatthews1
    I am getting into fly fishing. So to put all the line on the fly reel you have to put backing first and then fly line and then mono?

  7. ZachMatthews1 says:

    Correct. The backing serves as “backup” in case your 90-100 foot fly line is all taken by a fish, and it also makes the arbor of the spool thicker so your line doesn’t come off all coiled up like a telephone wire (remember those?) Because backing is a limp, thin dacron, it’s not prone to coiling.

  8. ZachMatthews1 says:

    The best way would probably be to make a welded loop and do a loop to loop system. I’m working on a video on making your own welded loops now; it’s easy, as you’ll see when they come out.

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