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Okay, so I bought a Sage 1201 reel at a good (cheap) price (thanks for all the advice)and loaded it with backing and some Cortland 555 "high floating with Dyna-Tip" WF4F line. After I got the line on the reel I noticed a little tag stuck to my work table that said "attach this end to backing." Oooops. I think I got it right but help me out if you can. The end of the line coming off the reel, the end the leader attaches to, is white while the main line is orange. I am hoping this short white section is the Dyna-tip and that I got the line on the reel the right way. Does anyone know?

Thanks. And sorry to be so lame.
 

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I'm not familiar with the dynatip, but a weight forward (WF) line will be somewhat thicker (and heavier) in the forward twenty-five percent of the line, with a final quick taper toward the front end of the line. The idea is that the heavier weight at the front end of the line will allow farther casts. A double taper (DT) line will be thicker in the middle with equal tapers on both ends, so that you can switch ends of the line when one end gets worn. Back to your question. Strip the line off the reel and examine it. The end which is closest to the thickest section should be the business end of the fly line. Bill

This post edited by WJW 05/23/2008
 
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