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Old 12-29-2007, 01:14 AM
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Fly Line Memory - All fly lines have "memory" — most often seen in the form of coils when line is first stripped from a reel, especially in stiffer lines made for warmer weather and distance casting. Taking the time to stretch your line in your hands after pulling it off of the reel will improve your casting distance and make it less likely that the loops of your fly line will tangle in the water or the bottom of the boat.

Fly Line Twist Many castersunknowingly put twist in their fly lines because their backcasts are canted to one side, making a fly rod tip travel in a circle as they complete their forward cast. Bulky flies can also spin and add twist. There are two effective ways to remove fly line twist. One is simply to spin the fly line between thumb and forefinger in the opposite direction of the twist. The other is to false-cast a number of times while consciously reversing the direction of the circle made by the rod tip (e.g. overhead backcast and sidearm forward cast).
Watch Those Chemicals Keep sunscreen and bug repellent away from fly lines and flies. Most products will break down the PVC coating of fly lines, and most fish are very sensitive to smell.
Warm Weather Fly Lines When fishing in hot, tropical conditions use stiff fly lines with hard coatings designed for the heat, they will work much better than comparable freshwater lines. But don't expect these lines to perform well in cold weather, where softer coatings make a line more castable.
Sinking Fly Lines Sinking and sink-tip fly lines enable you to reach fish in fast and/or deep water where floating lines would keep your flies too high in the water column. The key number to be aware of is their sink rate, which typically ranges from 1.5 to 9.5 inches per second. The faster and deeper the water, the faster the sink rate required.



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Paul when are we gonna go out and put all this theory to practice?
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no theory brother, why don;t you come to the flyfishing show sunday? i will have a couple of guys who are getting the bug and want to buy gear so i offered to take them and spare them the horror of what it would or will cost to get into the act. i usually go by myself and get what i need but the brokester is falling by the wayside as of late. kinda geared out over the holiday. but talking to gartside and just seeing the kid in the candy store effect on my face tells it all. i wish jim would come but it would bore the shit out of him as well. maybe if you pm him and bang him over the head. (not that he won;t view this thread anyway)



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I didnt see this thread Zim
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Paul what time ,where , and how much is the show?
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15 bucks. somerset nj, sunday i am going. if you and jim wanna make a day of it by all means then. i will meet you guys there as i go early. i stay for most of the thing so if you wanna hook up with jim (if he even wants to go)or meet me at my house and leave from here. either way. leave at 8 or 9 am (not sure if jim will be able to go as it is rain forecast here but may be snow up by him sunday). call me



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Don't think I can make it this weekend.
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no sweat, i am sick anyway so i;d be not much fun.



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Hey Paul you want to maybe fish this weekend? Or maybe a casting clinic?
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working and not easter sunday. tues 25th is a good day for me but that;s it. i am shot for any time to fish. will look to get out end of month. i will pm you if anything comes up.



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yeah keep me posted. I can do week nights if I don't have to much home work.
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