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Overlining a Rod ??

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I need a new fly line and found a WF6 Orvis Clearwater line for 7 bucks on the net. I am thinking i can use it on my 5wt St Croix.

What are the advantages / disadvantages of overlining a rod?

Posted on: 2007/12/18 9:39


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One line weight will rarely cause a significant problem. It should slow the rod down slightly. If the rod is already slow, then you may have a bit of trouble casting, otherwise, I bet you make the adjustment after only a few casts.

To elaborate somewhat:

Line weight is determined by weighing the first 30 ft. of the line. the difference between a #5 and #6 line is 20 grains over 30 ft. Twenty grains is approximately 1.3 grams, or about the weight of 4 paper clips.

Posted on: 2007/12/18 9:51
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Jack,
Way to break down line weight.

I have a question, for pike in northern canada, I was going to build a 10 wt., but am too cheap to by a new reel, and line for a 10 wt.
So I decided yesterday to build an 8 wt. using my six wt. line (which I hardly use and is my spare for freinds or bass).
Do you think under weighting by 2 sizes is ok - especially for throwing large pike flies?

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I don't think you'll be able to turn those bug flies over with that light a line...But I bet you could afford and 8wt at this price and be just fine...

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MKern,

I got a 9wt sink tip line from cabela's for under $30.

That might do some good for ya. If it's really a one-time or once a year thing, Tom has the right suggestion.

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It's not really the line price, even though I would only use it once a year, it's buying anew real, or new spool. Although I think I have a spare cassette for my cortland reel.

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wait,did he say line for $7 ?

Posted on: 2007/12/18 22:37


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Yes $7.00.

Here is one for 8.50 http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/9915254,83313_Orvis-Clearwater-Floating-Fly-Line-80-Ft-Weight-Forward-Exclusive-Loop-Connection.html

Posted on: 2007/12/19 11:10


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I get my lines at Wally World. SA lines for about 10 bucks. They last longer than any $50 line I've owned. And I don't have a problem casting them or handling them like I do with the expensive lines.

Dudes, it's a flyline fer cripes sake. All it does is provide weight to carry the fly to the fish. I can't see how any product could be 5-6 times as good or last longer than my cheapo lines.

And they are not seconds...watch buying seconds. I have a cortland (yellow) line I have used for steelhead for over ten years. I bought it for $8.00 at a flyshop in the seconds bin. It still isn't cracked and performs well but it is only 65 ft long. I bought a :Lazer Line" bass taper to replace it but I cannot bring myself to take it off and toss it. So the lazer line remains in the box in my bag. I bet it cracks before I put it on.

On the other hand it is fun to impress your friends on the river when you finish your cast with the backing in your hand.

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Man, you guys spend way too much money on fly lines. Orvis online was selling the version of lines they sell at Walmart for $2.89 each. I bought 4 of them. Leaders & tippet matl was a quarter each or something. I have a load of that now too.

I'll save my $ for something I can pizz away.

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i have never seen fly line at walmart.

Posted on: 2007/12/22 8:48


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Shakey wrote: "i have never seen fly line at walmart."


Wally World carries different merchandise in stores depending on the location. Mo probably shops WW in the York area - more rural and and fishin' stuff may move. Since you live and probably shop in the Philly area, not much fishin' goin on there, not even in Fishtown.

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The philly walmart has tons of ocean fishing gear. Don't think they key on the trout stuff like they do back west of the city.

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they carry it in bucks co....

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