Fly lines

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  1. boutdoors

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    Hi fairly new to fly fishing and am a bit confused as to the lines marked in grains.
    How are these lines used and how to they relate to in rods they can be matched.
    Thanks to all
     
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    Generally a good start is to just get the line recommended on the rod. So if your rod says 5wt, get a 5wt line for it.
     
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    Grains are a very small unit of weight. There are 7000 grains in a pound. If the fly line is say 315 grains that is the weight of the first 30 feet of the fly line. Most single hand rods do not have what is called a grain window, they just have a weight. So Alexander is correct you can normally just buy the fly line to match your rod wt. If you go on line and look at different fly lines you will see that even for the same wt line they have different grain weights. The grain weights really come into play when you start looking at Spey rods and Switch rods. I hope this answers your question?
     
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    What kind of rod(s) do you have and what kind of fishing are you doing?
     
  6. boutdoors

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    Thanks for the help