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Most reels will have room for about fifty yards of twenty pound backing. This will raise the level of your fly line up closer to the top edge of your fly reel so it won`t fly off the line in coils. Backing is also helpful when you hook big fish.
A five-weight reel generally takes between 80 to 120 yards of backing, depending on the line being used, reel arbor size, and design. When you get up to bigger fish or outfit sizes you might want to move up to 30 lb. backing.
The most typically used backing is braided nylon in either 20lb or 30lb test strength. For light duty saltwater and most freshwater fly fishing, 20 lb is fine. The heavier gauge 30 lb is generally reserved for tarpon and other larger saltwater fish.
4 weight fly rods are the perfect choice for the following: Small- to medium-size trout. Panfish and small bass. Smaller creeks or rivers.
A rod 9`-10` in a 4wt or 5wt will be perfect. The long length will allow for effective mending and line control and give you the ability to fish light line when need be.
Fill the Reel

Be sure not to overfill the reel, as this can lead to line management issues. Fill the spool to within 1/8 inch of the rim to prevent overfilling, which can lead to line tangles and twists.

A reel that has the capacity to hold 325 yards of line is perfect for using three-, five-, or seven-colors of lead-core line, but the reel is too small for a full core. If you`re going to fish with 10 colors of lead-core line or more you need a reel with a line capacity of between 350 and 475 yards.
It`s rare that you`ll need more than 100 yards but 150 will definitely keep you covered! You can do a monofilament backing if 150 yards of braided line is not enough to fill up the spool.
The quilt backing needs to be larger than the quilt top to allow extra for fabric that is taken up during quilting and for stabilization when using a quilting frame. Always add 8″ to both the length and width measurements so you have an extra 4″ of fabric all around. Trim off the selvage of all backing fabrics.
The drag pressure on your reel should never exceed two-thirds the breaking strength of your tippet. It`s easy to get caught up thinking that more is better when it comes to drag. But in many ways, your drag is only as strong as the weakest link in your system, which in most cases, is your tippet.
Generally, when you put line on a fly reel, you match the weight of the line to the rod and reel. This means a 5-weight rod will get 5-weight line, an 8-weight will get 8-weight line, and so on.
Is a 4 right for me? Delicate Applications- A 5-weight is a great rod for trout because it can handle many streamers, general nymphing duties, and of course dries. However, when delicacy becomes more important, the 4-weight is the better pick.
Long and short, no problem trying different line weights to match to a rod. One or even two line weights above the recommended will not flex a rod more than say fighting a fish or pulling on a snag.
In general, a 4-weight fly rod is a good all-around choice for small trout fishing. It`s light enough to make delicate casts in small streams but has enough power to handle larger trout in larger streams and rivers. Larger trout are usually found in larger streams and rivers where the current is stronger.
If you`re looking to throw a variety of flies, a 3 or 4-weight will work just fine. You can use up to 5-weight line when using a 4-weight rod. If you`re throwing a 3-weight, don`t use more than a 4-weight line. When it comes to flies, your 4-weight should be able to handle just about anything you need to throw.
However overfilling a reel is just as bad as not putting enough line on the reel. If there is too much line on the reel, the line may absorb water or get more brittle and take up more space on the reel. You will then have line slipping off the edge of the spool on casts and causing tangles and backlashes.
Many anglers simply use the wrong size of line for their reel. It is important to go by the manufacturer`s recommendation. Using a line that does not fit the reel can inhibit performance and cause tangles and casting issues.
1 “I always soak the bulk spool of mono before winding it onto the reel spools. At least for a few hours but ideally overnight. The line will darken right up as it absorbs the water.” 2 “The reason for doing this is to make the mono go incredibly limp just like braid.
Choosing a fishing rod to go with this size reel: A 4000 or 40 reel is where you start to gain a little size so this sized reel will generally suit medium action classes of rods in the 6ft-7ft (barra/snapper style rod) with a line class of around 4Kg-10Kg or in an 8ft-10ft (light surf) rod with a light line class …
When an angler is fishing segmented lead core the lure, leader and all the lead core line on the reel are deployed and then typically an in-line planer board is attached to the backing line. A minimum of 200 yards of backer line is needed and most anglers prefer to use a 30- to 50-foot long leader.
With traditional leadcore, salmon-style reels are in order if five or more colors are to be used. Top choices in this category include the Okuma Magda Pro-30DXT, Penn Warfare LC-30, Daiwa AccuDepth Plus-47LCB, and Shimano Tekota 500LC. All have large spool capacities and power handles.
The thicker the line, the less can fit on a reel. Likewise, thick line will have higher visibility in the water than a thin line, which can make a big difference in tricking fish to take a lure, bait, or fly.
Because braid floats, it`s a viable choice for floating lures. Because it`s the strongest of the lines (by diameter), it`s the obvious choice when fishing in extremely thick or coarse cover.
Take your backing length measurement and multiply it by the number of WOFs you need. 74″ x 2 = 148″ This is how many inches of fabric you need. Now, divide that number by 36″ to get how much yardage you need. Round up to the nearest ¼ yard and you get 4 ¼ yards.

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ANSWER : Try switching sides of the handle by holding the bell and reeling then screw it in on the other side of the real by just reeling in.
If that doesn’t work then take all the line out and reel in some new line the opposite way.

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Need a Popeil Pocket fisherman manual
ANSWER : For the original pocket fisherman. I believe the design has not changed. Once you do it the first time it is actually quite easy.Two things to note. Read this whole thing first.1) the location of the bail spring (Keeps the metal bail cover up so line does not get stuck when casting.Note: This is important cause the metal bail cover must rise enough so that the line casts smoothly. (A complaint about this product. But when calibrated correctly it is quite good for what it is)2) The little **** that the crank gear plastic housing will fit into (Must be on top when you put the whole bail back in. The crank shaft lip fits into that ****.You’ll get it when you see it.Remove the panel screws (2) as you did. Pop out the crank shaft (copper). **** is in top when replacing. (remember that). Remove the bail. On the top of the bail there is a screw. ( becareful and remember how the little metal bail spring in situated here. Turn upside down with metal bail cover in your palm as it conects to the bail spring). Pull off metal bail cover. The plastic line holder actually comes apart and holds a lot more line than you think. Replace line. Feed the line back up the rod. Assemble the opposite.

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Help! Just bought a Remington 30 06 for my grandson that has a Bushnell Sportview U4124 4-12power scope mounted on it. I would like to sight it in at 100 yards using a 180 grain shell but I don’t have the owners manual and I don’t understand an on line explanation that I found. This is the on line message: “You’ll see two horizontal crosshairs, put the top one on the animals back then zoom in until the bottom one is on his stomach. Look at the numbers on the zoom dial there should be three lines they are D – deer, E – elk and A – antelope. The numbers are the distance to the game, you then turn the external elevation knob or turret to the matching distance and shoot dead on. No need to hold over for bullet drop. The sad part will be if you didn’t get the other turrets that would have come with it as they are calibrated to different calibers and bullet weights”
I don’t understand how to set the elevation knob to 100yards when its lowest shown number is 150. If I need other turrets how or where can I get them? Thanks, a frustrated grandfather.
ANSWER : You can contact the Remington directly who will ship you a free users manual. Here is the company’s Contact Us details:

http://www.remington.com/pages/our-company/our-company/company-info.aspx

You may also find the required answer in the official help center. It covers almost every fields. Here is the link:

http://remington.custhelp.com/

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Lifted weights don’t go back down properly – they snag
ANSWER : The leftovers you found go in the pole underneath the first weight (the one on top) so 1 weight is always locked, this weight needs to be attached so the bar returns to it original position.

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I have the penn Senator 15L and lately the reel when over 200 yards of Line goes out then I start to reel it in the reel starts to Slip and no line can be reeled in? Do you have a solution? Thanks
ANSWER : The weight of that much line is caausing the drag to slip. you need to tighten the drag up some more. hope this helps

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How to I fix a spin casting reel?
ANSWER : You should be able to remove the spool by removing the knob on the front of the reel which also is the drag adjustment. With the knob off the spool should pull right off. Hope this helps you

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Muzzleloader catastrophy!! I need HELP!!
ANSWER : Try pliers

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