I am aiming at my trip to New Brunswick.
So I am putting a new line on a new reel (to go with a new to me rod).
Now the Nail Knot is hard to tie and the tube knot a little easier but they are rarely tied so it took me a few trys just to get it close and a few more to get it right. I carefully start to reel on the new line when it falls on the floor and creates an instant birds nest!
So I untangle the mess, straighten the line multiple times and again reel up the line only to find I didn't put on enough backing!
Off comes the line, blood knot on the tag from the backing spool and re-guess-timate the amount of backing needed. Less grief (from practice) putting on the line with a nail knot, reel up the line and still not enough backing but enough to do the job.
Snake on the loop end. Now I know a lot of you are not fans of these things but I back mine up with a (you guessed it) nail knot! and then the heat shrink.
Of course then I look up rods need for the province and realize that the 10wt might be overkill.
So I am off to Cabelas to buy my 3rd 4wt
Till next til