FYI Dacron backing not a good running line.

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  1. WT

    WT Active Member

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    Just saying.
     
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    Yikes, that sounds like a major hassle to try and handle. I'm sure I'd end up with all sorts of knots in short order.
     
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    g_smolt Recreational User

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    Wally, if you want strong and skinny, try PLine hydrofloat #50.

    It slips a bit (2-finger grip helps) but it shoots like a dream, knots well, doesn't tangle much, and lets you feel every move of the fly.
     
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  4. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    RIO's slick shooter is still my go to line. I am going to have to try P-Line this summer.
     
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    Have to admit I'm a fan of the 50 lb P-line for light heads (< than 300 grains) for my trout speys in moving water but from the beach even with a stripping basket its not my thing. Too many knots and tangles etc. What I did really like was 25 lb GL shooter. Can't get that any more so maybe I'll have to try the Ken sawada brand of the same thing.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Mono running line? You guys call yourself fly fisher men bahh:)
     
  7. WT

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    In hind sight I skipped an important step in lining up that reel. It took me awhile to figure out why my cast wasn't working. I put some miracle braid on there and my cast is back to normal.
     
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    ahhh all you youngsters repectful lol here , back in the day we would melt parafin in a can and soak the dacron in it , let it drip then wipe the entire line down worked great good handling properties floated great too if needed
    smitty
     
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    Dacron mends well though....
     
  10. its 2014 we dont have do that anymore thank god
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    You missed out on all that fun, making your own lines by splicing different pieces together and then seeing how it cast was all part of the magic in the early days. Now you just buy the stuff and go fishing, somebody figured it all out for you.
     
  12. i tried my hand at line splicing, it sucked nor do i have the time between school, parenting, work full time, and getting swollen in the gym. I am more than content going to pacific fly fisher demoing a product and walking out right then with what i need.

     
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