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Fly lines cracking

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Re: Fly lines cracking

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Post by Viking Lars » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:57 pm

I find it varies and I agree with Graeme!
However I find that cleaning (with a cloth and water) and the use of a lubricant (Shoot *is* very good) greatly increases the life of a flyline, even one used on grass. I run my lines through a wet rag every time I come off the grass and apply lubricant just before a training session.

I've never had a line crack in less than 10 hours, but a few crack after maybe 15. Usually I get much more hours out of a line. Worn rings are very effective at killing lines...

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Re: Fly lines cracking

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Post by clayed21085 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:27 pm

How are you guys applying "shoot" or similar line lubricant\conditioner? Say I'm already on the water, is there that noticeable of a difference in the casting aspect?

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Re: Fly lines cracking

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:59 pm

Shoot just goes straight on the line when on the reel and the rings sort it out. The effect is immediate. However it’s not currently available and I’ve been experimenting with many replacements over the past 12 months. I’ve checking for long term affect on flylines with the current liquid and am not happy! This is currently work in progress.

Something that should be pointed out is that long term usage makes changing rings a problem because the epoxy doesn’t adhere well to the blank and needs thorough cleaning. This is a problem has had to deal with and Comp HT5s!

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