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Lines, Loops and Leaders Line / Leader Recipes, Loops, Splices, etc.

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:54 AM
boatdrinks boatdrinks is offline
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lines I don't use very often, I take off the reel and coil up like an extension cord (18" diameter circle or so) I then just hang them from a nail in the basement. Lines I use at least once a month I just keep on the reel and stretch out before using if I go a week or two.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:24 AM
Green Ghost Green Ghost is offline
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On Fly Lines:

I clean them daily if in Salt water use.
I replace them when dirty, cracked or not performing.
I do not seem to have a lot of memory from storage on the spool unless the fly line needs replacement.
It is possible to twist the line whilst coiling and storing it.
I do believe that routine cleaning helps the line last.

On leaders:

I usually keep the heavier butt section in tact and replace everything from there down religiously.
I replace all Tippet after every significant fish. (always on Atlantics).
Terminal Tackle Failure is unacceptable and the direct responsibility of the angler.
I try to Tie near perfect knots, if the wraps don't come together right I cut it off and re tie the Knot.

Sure, I use a lot of tippet, but I don't often lose a fish for a bad knot. (wish I could say it was never).

We have limited time to Fly fish, I like to get it as right as I can.

The Rest is Up to The Fish!
A wet fish is a Happy fish
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