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Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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I've fixed fly lines using this technique - it works!



Now this shocks me!!!!!! You have like 40 of everything, I figure you'd just replace it.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 18:22


Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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I have a masters degree in cheapology.

Do a search on [liquid electrical tape]. Another possibility would be [brush on electrical tape]. A third search taht might produce somethign that will work would be [plastic dip]

I used some brush on electrical tape awhile back to repair the outer jacket on the power cord of a vacuum cleaner. Got it at a local HW store. Man does that stuff stick and it does hold up to abrasion. I bet something like that could be used to smooth out a nick in the outer jacket of a fly line. The plastic dip sounds interesting as well. Teh repair might not look pretty, but it would likely be functional and not get caught on things. We are talking anywhere from 4 to 8 bucks depending on what you get and then you will have it to for other things.

They do sell it in a few different colors, so who knows. Maybe you can find a color close enough to be less noticeable.

Posted on: 2012/9/18 7:20
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Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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I've been kicking this idea around in my head for a few days. Thinking I'm just going to weld it, I have my plastic welder(super fancy heat gun), and I'm thinking tin foil so I can't burn it. If you over heat PVC it discolors in a hurry. Or a very small metal tube, something that the PVC will not bond to, but I'll have the best shot at keeping the diameter needed not to screw up my front taper...

Posted on: 2012/9/18 7:32


Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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Clear heat shrink tubing works great for this. You can see when the pvc melts, and the shrink tube keeps the line's shape.

Here's a video showing how to make a welded loop - a repair is even easier. Takes all of about a minute to do...


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Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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Looks like I am way over thinking this... Seems simple enough, just gotta find some clear heat shrink.

Thanks for a very helpful answer!

Posted on: 2012/9/18 8:25


Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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Hmmm, very cool and simple. You the man HA

Posted on: 2012/9/18 9:39
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Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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Yup so this seems pretty easy other than one little detail...

Where do you find clear heat shrink?!?!?

I've been all over my town from electronics shops to automotive shops n no luck any where...

Posted on: 2012/9/18 12:22


Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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I'm going to seem like a wiseass for doing this this way, but ...

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If I had some I'd send you some, but I don't (I checked). I don't think clear is typically used with electrical or electronics.

Did see that 3M makes it, so maybe they can tell you who carries it.

You might even find it in a craft store.

Question. This nick, is there a chunk missing, or is everything still there and it is more of a cut?

Posted on: 2012/9/18 13:34
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Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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Well looks like I'll be ordering a 4' section then cheap enough n will be good stuff to have around. Plus on a bonus side I just hybrided my first pole I broke with another pole I broke making for a nice 10' 8wt! Should be awesome for drifting and it just landed a 30" carp, so she's strong enough!!! I'm tickled about this frankin rod!!!!

Posted on: 2012/9/18 14:45


Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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Farmer Dave, I going with a cut and some what stretched out. Though while driving back from the local test hole from the frankin rod test, I remembered one more autoparts store. Well no 1/8" but they did have 3/16" so I'm hoping it will shrink down enough to do what I need it to do... More details later when I go to patch it up.

Thanks again to everyone who gave info on what to do! And here's to hoping this works...

Posted on: 2012/9/18 15:43


Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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This is where I got the 1/8" heat shrink tube from:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102875

They have this at my local RS, but you can order just the 1/8" stuff online.

Good luck - it's really a simple repair. Just make sure you leave enough tubing on either end of the repair so it doesn't shrink from end to end, and make a mark on the line. Makes it easier to cut off, too.


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Re: How much of the front of you line can you cut off before...?

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Farmer Dave, I going with a cut and some what stretched out.


What I was getting at with that question is that if a hunk is missing, you might want to add a small piece of line jacket from elsewhere on the line as filler to avoid having a thinner spot or kink in the line. It was just a thought.

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Though while driving back from the local test hole from the frankin rod test, I remembered one more autoparts store. Well no 1/8" but they did have 3/16" so I'm hoping it will shrink down enough to do what I need it to do... More details later when I go to patch it up.

Thanks again to everyone who gave info on what to do! And here's to hoping this works...


Well, since the line is likely thicker 5 feet up, it might work OK. However, the shrink tubing typically only shrinks down to about half no matter how much more heat you apply. Can't hurt to try. Then again, the video was welding double thickness of line.

Would be easy enough to give it a try and find out. If it doesn't shrink down to the line size, then stop there and get the smaller stuff.

Definitely pay heed to H-A's last paragraph in his last response. Don't go cheap and try to get it done with minimal length.



Posted on: 2012/9/19 7:01
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