How to Set up a Fly Reel – from Orvis and Tight Line Video

Great Video from Tight Line Video

Published on Sep 21, 2017

Article written by Phil Monahan of Orvis

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is always looking for better, simpler ways to do things–whether you’re talking about tying a specific fly pattern or trying to get a new line and backing on a fly reel. Here, Tim demonstrates his method for ensuring that he gets just the right amount of backing loaded on a reel, to make the most of the arbor’s diameter. As usual, Tim employs a little ingenuity and some unorthodox materials. While this process may seem complicated, if you watch all the way to the end, you’ll discover that once you’re set up, the actual loading of the reel is a breeze.

Orvis Fly Fishing and Wingshooting School

by Education Chair Ron Robinson –

This free school is being given by our local Orvis store.  It’s a very good intro class that would be of interest to our PHWFF vets and new AFC club members.  There are a number of sessions available right now (6 more until the end of June) .  A notice to our members would help our members and the local Orvis store.