View Full Version : Using a fly reel for springs
08-19-2009, 12:05 PM
So i bought a 9/10 flyrod setup but dont use it much. Can you throw mono onto the backing or am i going to fry the reel? I realize popping the rigger wont be fun but i bet fighting a fish will.
08-19-2009, 12:35 PM
I use backing on my fly reel, then 25# test on a 9 wt rod. However, I do not use the rod to take the line out of the clip! Great fun to play springs on. Cohoes at Winter Harbour this year,using this method was a blast. Tight Lines,..........BB
08-19-2009, 04:38 PM
I use my 9wt flyrod all winter on the downrigger for springs with good results with a mini flasher and strip or anchovie. In the summer I have been hanging it off the back of the boat (20 pulls) with a 4 ounce weight and a coyote spoon (green and white) while fishing other rods off the downrigger. The flyrod has produced several cohoes and pinks as well as a couple of sockeye and one spring which weighed in at 20 pounds. When I am in a crowd of boats I bring it in so that I don't get it caught in someone's downrigger cable and let it out again when I have more room. It's a fun way to fish an extra rod and you never know what it will produce.
08-20-2009, 08:20 PM
Ok thats enough for me. Flylines coming off tomorrow and mono is going on. My reels a large arbour and almost the same size as my shimano 4000s so should be good. My flyrod only has a short butt on it though and my rod holders wont fit it so im gonna have to throw it on something else.
08-21-2009, 01:24 AM
Kelly: You can buy rod holders for fly rods which do not have butt extensions. I use them bucktailing all of the time. a bit fussy but no big deal.
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