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Thread: Storing of unused flylines

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    Default Storing of unused flylines

    A quick questions. I once heard that if you know that you are not going be using some of your flylines, you should store it unspooled? Is that really neccesary for prolonging line lifespan?

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    Depends how pedantic you want to be. I store all my lines on the reels, and have never had problems. Its easy to stretch a line out to get rid of memory if it has been stored for a long time, but a good line will suffer no ill effects.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    i agree with andre but still have the habit of looping huge loops for storage. then hung the line on a small piece of 110mm plumbing pipe on the wall, nowadays the line lays flat on the shelf

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    Thanx Ill choose the easier option, trust your experience and just leave it on the spool. Ta

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    Which good quality flyline, now available, is the least supple line. And how will one be able to see if one line is more supple than another line. I hang them over a pencil to see which one make the bigger loop!!!!???
    And is it easier to cast a stiffer or more supple line?

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    I would be carefull doing this. you run the risk of introducing a twist in the line. A line should always be spooled to avoid twisting
    Quote Originally Posted by dollar View Post
    i agree with andre but still have the habit of looping huge loops for storage. then hung the line on a small piece of 110mm plumbing pipe on the wall, nowadays the line lays flat on the shelf
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    braided core lines are more supple, and better to cast. Mono core lines are stiffer and can have memory issues
    Quote Originally Posted by Navi View Post
    Which good quality flyline, now available, is the least supple line. And how will one be able to see if one line is more supple than another line. I hang them over a pencil to see which one make the bigger loop!!!!???
    And is it easier to cast a stiffer or more supple line?
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    I spool my unused fly lines on an old bicycle rim. Lines I use often (2 to 5 weights) I leave on the reels. My salt water outfits (9 and 12 weight) only see action every couple of years, so those go on the bike rim.
    Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job - Paul Scullery

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    Which type of line do you prefer, or do you keep the application in mind? Braided or mono, and which do flyfishers prefer?

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    Definatly braided core lines as far as possible. Mono core lines are generally cheaper and inferior to braided core, but if you are looking for a line with zero stretch, then sometimes a mono core line will be better. all depends on the application.
    Quote Originally Posted by Navi View Post
    Which type of line do you prefer, or do you keep the application in mind? Braided or mono, and which do flyfishers prefer?
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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