Loading a Fly Reel – Tips.

Loading a fly reel……

When loading backing onto a reel make sure you wind it on under tension to provide a good firm base for the fly line to sit on.

A good quality dacron backing line while provide the best base, it’s nice and fine and generally stable, try and avoid the cheaper bulky backings if possible. Take care to wind the backing on evenly across the spool which will in turn allow the fly line to sit evenly on it as well.

Winding the backing on under tension.


As it sits under the main fly line, the backing line is often not given much thought but load it on correctly and it will help with the management of your fly line and improve your fishing experience.