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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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and unwrap your wallet-
smart way is to buy 20 lines at a time-
okay after you get over that hit you are home free as you will never need to spend money for a line for that rod again.
I do tend to hoard.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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I just need to wrap the entire line with tubing! BAM!


> $10. Also, hope floats. Would this?

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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Ok I got a fix for that line.... Go to one of your big box hardware stores and look for rubberized/polly dip in a can. With me so far? It's the stuff used to put a rubber/plastic coating on tools. set yourself up some kinda jig so you can pull the line through the stuff and not let it touch anything else till it drys..... He, you asked! It should only cost you bout...? Well maybe you just better get a new line.

Just try'n to help.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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I wouldn't even use that line! get a new one, or at least a newer one! I think that one has run it's course. BTW, you said you left it in your car over it's lifespan, did you have the reel in a case? or was it just left out in the open?

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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I swear I don't know how a fly line could be in that condition in that period of time. I take care of my lines and they last for decades, with constant use.

When I get home, I pull the line through a soft tissue in both directions. Always a dark residue on the tissue. Then I pull the line through a Cortland cleaning/dressing pad.

Tonight I cleaned 2 lines that were used this past weekend. One was a 444 that probably is 30 years old. The other ia a 444SL, almost as old. Not a crack on them, and they still float great.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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I swear I don't know how a fly line could be in that condition in that period of time. I take care of my lines and they last for decades, with constant use.

When I get home, I pull the line through a soft tissue in both directions. Always a dark residue on the tissue. Then I pull the line through a Cortland cleaning/dressing pad.

Tonight I cleaned 2 lines that were used this past weekend. One was a 444 that probably is 30 years old. The other ia a 444SL, almost as old. Not a crack on them, and they still float great.


On the flip side some people would have a higher utility for their time and find replacing a line every 5 years to be acceptable. It's clear that you enjoy these habits you have formed.

Posted on: 2011/4/13 21:05


Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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Enjoy it? Not really. I was taught to take care of equipment, and it will take care of you. It takes a whole 2 minutes to properly care for a line.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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Send it back to the factory and ask them to recoat it. If it was double taper you could turn it around.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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Its funny, I actually have no issue with the line, except for where a few hunks fell out.. I've also kept that line in generally good shape, but its now being reduced to fulltime car duty.

I guess I just pound on it harder than I realized. Also, the worst damage is isolated to about 20' in the middle, I need to pull line out and see just where that hangs to figure out what did it.

I now must refuse to retire this line because I'm contrary.

Wonder if SA would refund me, though. That's not a bad thought at all...

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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I don't understand this conversation/thread.
The line is damaged beyond use. A new one can be as low as 10.00 (although I wouldn't pay less than 30 for a line)

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I don't understand this conversation/thread.


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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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Do you have any Softex? You can give that a try.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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I now must refuse to retire this line because I'm contrary.


Now you're leaving the flyfishing behind and moving on to something else.
Be careful where you wade Gfen. Be very careful.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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Well,if its only the middle that's in really bad shape make a couple or one shooting head out of it.Just whats needed for the LL and all those brookie streams.90 foot dry fly casts should let you catch something or somebody.

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Re: Simple repair for cracked-in-half fly line?

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A new one can be as low as 10.00 (although I wouldn't pay less than 30 for a line)


I'll sell you a $10.00 line for $30.00 anytime you want one. I've been useing a $12.95 line from Wal mart. I'm useing it to find what line weight to use on a rod I built on an unlabeled blank. It's Cortland Fairplay. It's not to bad for the price.

Posted on: 2011/4/14 9:47



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