Re: Cleaning Fly Lines

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Posted by Bob Arwine on 2018-01-09 09:19:43 in reply to Re: Cleaning Fly Lines posted by Eric Huffstutter on 2018-01-08 22:12:34

Hello Eric,
Wouldn't you agree that if you are interested in optimizing your casting efforts that you should do as much as you can improve all things that are involved with your cast? Making sure that your lines are "clean" is very important for distance and accuracy to name a couple of things. In addition, clean lines require less effort to throw. Dirty lines have more drag on your rod blank and guides. Depending on your casting style, the friction created by blank slap and going over guides are a couple of the largest contributors
to your potential casting success. In addition, you should always make sure that your line has the fewest curls possible. Stretching your line to help eliminate curles is also important. Depending on the fishing you are doing, having "water" in the bottom of your line management device also helps reduce friction as your line is being cast. For many fly fishers, in addition to having water in their buckets they add some sort of dish washing soap. In my buckets I have about one and one half gallons of river water and to that I add: In an empty 28 oz. bottle of Dawn - 1 to 2 tablespoons of Dawn - 4 to 6 table spoons of 303 - then fill the bottle to the top with water. Then before fishing I add 2 or 3 squirts (about 2 seconds duration) to the water. Often when buddies fish with me they will mention how much more slippery their lines get after having their lines dunked into this concoction for a while..
303 the running part of your sinking lines...

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  • Thanks! - Eric Huffstutter - 2018-01-10 22:23:00 (0 replies) (109 views)

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