Most traditional fly line backings are thicker and take up more room on a spool. We recommend: Ugly Braid, Spider Line, or any other comparable cloth line. These ultra thin strong braided lines have made the Twin Spool Fly Reel possible, taking up less area on a thinner spool.

The Reels pictured below are loaded with Ugly braid for backing.
Use the pictures as a guide for loading your reel.

On this Trout Special Spool there is 100 yards of 15 lb ultra-thin braided line. There is more than enough space left for 90ft 7 weight or less floating line, which is larger in diameter than sinking line. spool-loading

To Illustrate the spools capacity. There is 90ft 8 weight full sinking line added to the backing of the spool on the left. It is easy to see that heavier backing or more yardage could be used with 6 weight or less fly-line.

spool loading


Some are using a monofilament line on one spool to fish deep with a sinking fly and on the other spool a fly line. Others are using two different floating lines, some two different sinking lines. Most commonly used is one floating and one sink-ing line of the same weight. You can use any two lines you prefer. When adding up all its features the TWIN SPOOL FLY REEL is the most VERSATILE fly reel in the world.


The Albright Knot

Step 1. Loop the heavier line (wider diameter) and place it between your thumb and index finger of your left hand. Pass the lighter line through the formed loop leaving yourself about 8 inches. Pinch the lighter line in with the line already in your left hand. (See illustration 1)

Step 2. Make approximately 10 wrap with the lighter line wrapping away from you and working from left to right. With each wrap, work your thumb and index finger along holding these wraps in place, trying not to let up any pressure on your left hand. On the 10th wrap come around and then through the remaining loop. Taking the standing line in your right hand pull gently as you push the wraps with your left hand towards the closed loop. Alternate between the end of the lighter line and on the standing part until the wraps are against the tag end. Make sure the wraps do not over lap each other and that you don't push them to far. Pull the tag tight then pull on the standing part of both lines until the knot is secure.

Step 3. Finally, clip the two short pieces close to the knot.

The Albright knot is used in situations where you need to join two lines of greatly unequal diameter or of different material. I prefer this knot for joining the fly line to the backing material.
Albright Knot