Fly Fishing Knots No. 1 - The Fly Reel Knot
Showing how to tie a simple knot for
attaching the fly line backing to the fly reel
The diagram below shows the main connecting
knots in fly fishing, i.e. from reel to backing line; backing line to fly
line; fly line to fly leader; fly leader to fly, with the addition of a
dropper to attach a second fly.
Click on the numbered black dots to see
illustrated instructions on how to tie each knot in the series
click a dot to select a knot
Fly Line Backing to Reel
This is a simply tied knot for attaching
the fly line backing to the fly reel, as illustrated below.
is a simple and reliable knot which can be used to secure backing
line to the reel. For added security, take the backing round the
reel drum twice before tying the knot. After pulling the slip knot
tight, trim the loose end but not too close to the knot.
FLY FISHING KNOTS
For illustrated instructions on how to tie the various fly
fishing knots, click on one of the following links
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