Mercedes Kennedy Fishing Line December 14th, 2017 - 10:23:39
The fly fishing line weight needs to be the correct one for the rest of the system. Fly fishing systems are graded according to the weight of the line, and the weight of the system you use depends on the intended use. The lines are graded from 1 to 15, with one being the lightest and fifteen being the heaviest. Rods must be numbered to match lines i.e. a number 1 rod needs a number 1 line in order to work properly. This is because the amount of spring or flex that a rod has is balanced to the line weight. If the line is too heavy it will overload the rod and it wont be able to cast it forward properly. Too light a line wont stress the rod enough to get the best spring and again the line wont travel as far as it could.
Fused line is an ultra thin line made up of fused together polyethylene fibers. It is very, very strong and very sensitive as well as having good abrasion resistance. This easy to cast line is a preferred line for fishing. In addition to these different types of fishing line, you can also buy it in different colors. You usually want to match the color of your line to the color of the water so if you are fishing in Muddy Waters you might go with brown, weedy waters might be better with green and if the sun is out you might want a blue fluorescent to match with the water but also give you visibility to see the line above the water.
Heres a real life example for you. I was fishing with a friend last year and when he cast his line out, the line was coiled. It was coiled because it had been on the reel for so long. I made him change his line as soon as he could and this obviously alleviated the problem. If your line is coiled, like a slinky, for Gods sake, change it! Its been too long. As far as paying attention goes, keeping an eye out for coiling is a big one. Another is keeping your eye out for frays in the line or brittleness. If you see either of these factors, its time for a change.
Tip: at the end of each season spool your salmon fishing line onto another vacant spool (preferably something large) using an electric drill to do the work if you dont have a winder. This will help the line with "memory" so that its not all coiled up and easy to work with for the next season. Also if you do this you can usually get another season out of your line because when you spool it back onto your reel, it will be going on backwards. In other words, the line youll be using will probably be untouched line that was always spooled up on the reel and never cast or run!