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: saltwater line for freshwater use?


fishnmusicn
08-28-2006, 10:00 PM
Greetings, newbie here. I just purchased accidentally a saltwater line to use for freshwater, mostly bass, # 7. Its a WF floating line - do you know if it will work for freshwater ok. Its Cabelas Prestige plus - any opinions on this particular line? Thanks for your time.
fishnmusicn

jimS
08-29-2006, 05:50 AM
Generally, saltwater floating lines are less buoyant in freshwater. Saltwater has a specific gravity slightly higher than freshwater, thus a saltwater line floats higher in saltwater and lower in freshwater.

juro
08-29-2006, 06:34 AM
Welcome musician - say what do you play?

fishnmusicn
08-29-2006, 08:04 AM
Thanks for the welcome. I compose keyboard music, also play guitar aand played drums in a few bands back in the 90's.

juro
08-29-2006, 08:18 AM
One idea I have for fund-raising (a never-ending chore to keep this site running) is to make a Forum music CD. If you have a complete song in your repertoire that sounds kind of like something you might listen to in the truck on the way to your secret spot, maybe you could pitch in on this project.

jfbasser
08-29-2006, 11:42 AM
Saltwater lines are also made with a more abrasion resistant coating than freshwater lines...It actually may be a benefit to use a saltwater line for those freshwater bass in the weeds.

Dble Haul
08-29-2006, 11:56 AM
Generally, saltwater floating lines are less buoyant in freshwater. Saltwater has a specific gravity slightly higher than freshwater, thus a saltwater line floats higher in saltwater and lower in freshwater.

Well now, there's something that I hadn't considered in a long time. I was aware of this once, and then it got pushed back into the recesses of my mind.

Thanks for bringing it to light again. :)

fishnmusicn
08-29-2006, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the help, trouble typing with the computer type is delayed and doesn't show for a few minutes. Anyway, I do have a few music compositions that might work for what you need. I will drop you a line. I'd be honored to have my music on your website if you like what you hear, no strings attached - I'll try out the saltwater line for freshwater and see how it goes.
fishnmusicn

Spock
08-30-2006, 08:37 AM
one question is the line a cold water salt line or warm water, if its a cold water line it should work ok ,but if its a warm water line it most likely has a mono core and it will coil up in cold water