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Old 08-13-2004, 10:22 AM
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I'm glad you are feeling the javelin Jim!

I used to use (and fish with people who used) the wet cel WF lines from SA. Pluses and minuses:

+ cast very nice due to density and diameter - you can aerialize more than a QD
+ running line sits in basket well due to density

- hard to prevent snagging along rocky shorelines at end of retrieve
- can't see where head starts and running line begins

Overall I think the basket is much of the problem if the running line doesn't stay in it. The new LL Bean basket holds line quite well despite being a little stiff on the waist. Per my own project, I have decided on a basket design, going to prototype now.
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