Can’t believe this hasn’t been covered here but I can’t find the info I’m looking for so I will ask.
Setting up new wheelhouse and going with fly line on reels. Wondering what knots to use on these and if people are using backing?
Rattle Wheel type rattle reels so lots of space for line. Using Clam coated fly line. Plan on fishing Red and LOW but mostly local lakes in Northern Metro so not sure how much backing to put on reels
I was thinking Dacron backing, fly line, swivel, leader. I use nail knot on my fly rods to attach backing to fly line but I don’t use swivel when fly fishing and thinking the Palomar knot is kind of big for a small swivel. I guess I could go bigger on swivel than I do for tip ups but as rule I like to go as small as possible.
Also, I use 2 way swivel on tip ups instead of snap swivel but not sure why, smaller I guess. Anyone have a preference one way or the other?
Thanks in advance for input.