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The best advances in fly fishing tackle?

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Hi guys,

I'm off down the lake for a few days and have been uploading Alex's page. Alex asks, "what are the best advances in fly fishing tackle in your opinion?"

Alex's page goes live on Thursday of course :pirate:

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I think we need a time frame for this discussion, because if we begin with greenheart and horse hair lines, it'll be a long one :p . Which of course could be very interesting, though...
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Yes a time frame would be nice..
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It's not my FP :p but I'd put it as the last 2000 years in which case the reel! But you might want to take it since the reel :) It's going to be the Hot Torpedo isn't it? :p :p
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In order of best and down:
  • Modern hooks.
    Fluoro leader material
    Modern coated (non-stretch core) lines.
    Draw-bar drag systems
For me, all the other modern stuff is fantastic, but I'd happily fish with gear that's NOS from 100 years ago - as long as my hooks were modern.

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I'd argue that the best invention is the modern, PVC flyline - think of the possibilities it has to offer over "just" silk...

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In my fishing career, so going back to 1979, I think that carbon fiber rods have been the greatest advance. Everything else is pretty similar to the stuff I started with, though there have been improvements all across the board!
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I would say flylines are the biggest recent advancement.

Sure, rods are getting better as well, but it's a slower progression then the last couple generations of lines.
The low stretch ones like the RIO Perception are brilliant on the water.
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Hooks must be way up there. I've still got thousands of hooks that I was tying on as a boy. No way would I use them now. What has caused them to change? Not just chemical sharpening I'm sure.

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