Well, thanks for all help, monster line winder design, and especially the mfr. "conspiracy theory" synopsis .
The method of winding the fly line first and then backing makes all the sense in the world. Sure takes the guessing out of when to stop on puting on the backing. I've got 3 reels to load so all this will help greatly.
"I envy not him that eats better meat than I do, nor him that is richer, or that wears better clothes than I do; I envy nobody but him, and him only that catches more fish than I do." Izaak Walton
God Bless and Tight Lines ----*<(((>< ~ ~ ~