General Meeting April 2014 – Set Up Basics & Tying A Nymph

By April 24, 2014September 25th, 2014Blog

Great turn out tonight for the CFFA. Chris Schrueder ran a basics introduction for fly line, leaders, knots etc. While Ian Scott, tied a pheasant tail nymph variation, which we hope will be successful on our upcoming Goulburn River trip on May 10.

Discussion points that were covered:

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SETTING UP YOUR FLY LINE
From Arbor to Fly

The Reel
– Description (What does it do?)
– Capacity
– Drag (Clicker or Disc)
– Rod & Reel Balance
– Parts (Spool, Rim, Arbor)

Backing
– Description (What is it?)
– Material, breaking strain
– Attaching to the arbor (Arbor Knot)

Fly Line
– Description
– Line Weight
– Types (WF, DT, Floating, Intermediate, Sinking)
– Attaching to the backing (Perfection Loop or Nail Knot)

Leader
– Description
– Breaking strain (in KG or LBS)
– Thickness (in X sizes)
– Length
– Attaching to the flyline (Perfection Loop or Nail Knot)

Tippet
– Description (What is it & Matching size to the fly)
– Types (Mono / Fluro)
– Breaking strain (in KG or LBS)
– Thickness (in X sizes)
– Attaching to the leader (Surgeon’s Knot or Double Blood Knot)

Fly
– Attaching to the tippet (Improved Clinch Knot, Blood Knot, Penny Knot)