Ask the Expert: Fly Lines, Spools and Loops

May 11, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

We’ve had so many questions about fly lines submitted to [email protected] that Phil Monahan decided to combine three of the answers in this week’s “Fine Lines” column. With the help of Bruce Richards, he responds to a question about techniques for spooling the line on the reel without tangles. Richards also answers a question about the “best” loop-to-loop knot for connecting leaders to fly lines, and lastly explains why manufacturers haven’t traditionally put fused loops on both ends of a fly line. Read about un-spooling fly lines, loop-to-loop knots and fused loops on MidCurrent.