30 or 50 braided mono

fredaevans

Active Member
#2
Most good fly shops will carry this on 'bulk spools' for fly line backing. 30# will be easy to find, 50# would be a salt water application.
 
#3
I believe that Patrick's Fly Shop carries both 30 and 50-pound spools of Cortland braided mono; probably others as well since we have a lot of line builders in the Puget Sound country. It is about $12 for a 100 foot spool as I recall. I use 30-pound for 4 through 8-weight lines; 50-pound for 9 through 13 weight lines. The stuff is nearly indestructable if you install it properly.
Some of my Baja fishing pals also use Gudebrod 35 or 50-pound braid which they like. I don't recall where they purchase it.
Good Fishing,
Les Johnson
 
#4
Angler's Workshop in woodland washington carries it in stock plus they have the best saltwater fly tying selection I've found. Great catalog. Look them up.
SC
 

Philster

Active Member
#5
fredaevans said:
Most good fly shops will carry this on 'bulk spools' for fly line backing. 30# will be easy to find, 50# would be a salt water application.
The answer depends on your application. putting a loop at the end of a tapered trout line? 30 lb is great. putting loops at the ends of a lead core or other level head, or putting loops into the belly of a line to build a multi-tip? I'd use 50.
 
#9
By the way, if you have never used this stuff behind a shooting head for your running line you are really missing something special...no appreciable memory and shoots a mile!

Randy
 
#10
You can also purchase Cortland braided mono in 20-pound test also which can be used as a front loop even on a number 4 line. It works fine and doesn't seem to spook trout.
Good Fishing,
Les Johnson
 

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