Re: Fly Line Question


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Posted by Bob Arwine on 2018-08-01 09:40:20 in reply to Fly Line Question posted by Greg Mau on 2018-07-31 22:19:15

Hello from the Midwest Greg,
Tropical lines, all lines, are manufactured with specific performance criteria in mind. The various blends of polymers that are used have one thing in common, hysteresis. All lines have a memory that has them returning to the shape they have been in, like the coils that happen when the line is stored on the reel. Much effort is put into the development of blends for polymers for the higher tropical temperatures that these lines will encounter. I would make an attempt to warm up your nine year old line like Dennis V suggested. I would say if you do, take the line outside in the warming kettle and get it stretched as quickly as possible before it starts to cool down. Then let it hang there for a couple of hours before you put it back on the reel. Use as little tension as possible when you do this. Fly lines loose their performance/flexibility over a period of time. That is a good thing for the line manufactures and perhaps not so good for consumers like me that rarely have a line last one year. That is part of fly fishin'.


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