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    Default Line management

    On a fixed spool reel when not in use the end of the line is clipped into the line clip on the reel. As far as I'm aware there's no similar accommodation for line on a fly reel and I'm continually having leaders tuck themselves away within the fly line on the reel and needing almost surgical extraction. How do others avoid such irritations?

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    Default Re: Line management

    Not sure there's an answer to that one, even if I leave a dangly bit it beds down amongst the line when I pull on it, so spool off every time. Much easier these days with cageless reels.

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    Default Re: Line management

    Take the leader of before winding in flyline. or put a loop in end of leader and put it over the rearward facing reel foot

    Jim
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    Default Re: Line management

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    ... put a loop in end of leader and put it over the rearward facing reel foot

    Jim
    I've been leaving it dangly, but I'll be stealing this idea.

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    Default Re: Line management

    What Jim said.

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    I'm surprised this has not come up before, I use a Sage 4550 and just wind the lot on, spool pulls off, pick it out and uncoil tippet and leader off the side of the spool and pop back on again, thread up.

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    At the end of every session I remove my leader & tippet set-up, it's just the fly line that's wound back onto my reel. Next session just refit or if damaged, replace.
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    Default Re: Line management

    Orvis Acess mid arbor and a few other reels have a tippet holding slot on the counterbalance on the spool.
    It’s simply a small O ring to tuck your tippet into.
    I’ve put a few of these O rings on my other reels, you can buy a box of them from a pound shop.
    S.
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    Default Re: Line management

    The LC series of reels had a sprung clip for either direction of wind. That was about 30 years ago!
    Rusty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    Orvis Acess mid arbor and a few other reels have a tippet holding slot on the counterbalance on the spool.
    It’s simply a small O ring to tuck your tippet into.
    I’ve put a few of these O rings on my other reels, you can buy a box of them from a pound shop.
    S.
    If you need any let me know, I bought a compartment box with different sizes from China on eBay, I got hunners, I only needed one for that 4550 reel cage, which it did with a silky smooth click and no float.

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