RE:Fly Line Care
I do clean all my lines, but leave them on the spool for the winter. I usually strip all the line off and scrub out the inside of the spool (where salt has inevitably built up despite ritualistic cleaning all season)with a toothbrush and some wd-40. I clean the lines with some flyline cleaner that comes with a little scouring pad. By running the line through twice you usually pull off all the salt, dirt, etc. Then I do apply a coat of greased lightning--I usually don't dress lines too much during the season, but it makes me believe the lines won't get dry, brittle or crack during their extended period of rest. Incidentally, that greased lightning on a monocore line is like cheating...