Eliza Stein Fishing Line December 14th, 2017 - 10:51:39
Most fly line manufacturers recommend cleaning of the fly line. There is no better time to do this than during the winter, just before to start of the fly fishing season. Make no mistake about it, cleaning a fly fishing line is a tedious task, but if you have ever cast your dirty line, then cleaned it and gave it another go, you would be convinced that this can improve your casting abilities. You may be asking yourself how your line gets dirty, after all your constantly putting it in water. Any number of factors both natural and manmade can increase the friction through the guides and reduce the ability of your line to float on the water. Some of these factors include fishing in cloudy/ dirty water, prolonged exposure to heat, exposure to bug spray or sun screen just to name a few. Not to mention the fact that these factors and many more also increase the chances of a tangled line just when you need it most.
In terms of gears in fly fishing, weight is extremely important for your ability to cast out because of the relatively light weight of the fly, and thus the momentum should comes from the various fishing gears that you have. So the next time youre choosing your fishing line, be specific and know which one should be used, for example if youre going out on a trip to catch larger saltwater fish, you might want to start out with at least the 9 weight line. On the other hand, a line weight of 3 should be sufficient for your those smaller trouts found in your local lake.
I personally use four pound test for 85-90% of my fishing. If my line is old or frayed in any way, it will cost me fish. The line is too light to be old in any way. Believe me; if I hook into a four pound rainbow trout with four pound test thats more than a month old, the fish will break my line, its as simple as that. When the proper pound test is being used, it must be changed a lot, mainly because of fraying and stretching. When fishing line gets used, it becomes less strong as time goes on.
Determining What Line To Use. Which type of salmon fishing line you use on your fishing trip will often mean the difference between a successful day and one filled with a lot of snags, rats-nests and frustration. The right salmon fishing line will often be determined by the type of salmon you are going to be targeting during the day; there are specialty lines designed specifically for certain types of fishing conditions, and even standard lines will have varying results depending on the water you are fishing in.