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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.


Being cheap? Man, I'm an expert in that field.

-shrug-

I'll replace it next year, its spending its final year relegated to roasting it a car, though. If I can find small enough heat shrink, that's the answer. Failing that, probably some flexament under thread, with a touch on top.



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

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Aren't lines only rated for 200 hours of fishing.

To make a line last more than 5 years is amazing, IMO.

I always thought that was a "every couple of years" expense.

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

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agreed mike. The line ages even more quickly if you like to strip streamers and throw heavy nymph rigs.
I should probably replace mine every year, but I am too cheap and do so every other year because I fish three lines- mostly two different ones.

I stand by my comments. a 10.00 line does not match the quality of a 30-50.00 line.
I noticed you said "I'm useing it to find what line weight to use on a rod I built on an unlabeled blank"
I didn't see a reference to you taking it with you on that weekend trip to remote location and using it regularly on the stream.


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

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I stand by my comments. a 10.00 line does not match the quality of a 30-50.00 line.


You sure about that? I'm not up on modern manufacturing processes, but I'm willing to lay down a good assumption this is all offshored anyways and when that giant machine isn't turning out line for Company A, it turns out like for Company Z.

Maybe it lacks fancy stuff like AST HyperFloatZipAssist formulation, but the whole of fly fishin' existed for many years without alot of that stuff.

The cheap lines by guys like Allen, Hook and Hackle, LL Bean, Cabela's and the like show us someone is getting this stuff for cheaper, to say nothing of the companies that sell factory seconds for $10 per, which I'd been tempted to do more than a few times.

IMNSHO, the difference between a $10 Walmart Cortland line, a $30 Cabela's Cortland, and a $40 flyshop Cortland line are probably minimal, after all taper is taper and lots of people still seek out stuff like AirCel and swear by it versus "modern" lines.

And the performance benefit between a $40 Cortland line and a $100 Sharkskin line aren't ground breaking enough for this guy to care about.

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I suspect many oldsters would agree that the longevity factor of fly lines seemed to decrease over the past half century-slicker finishes,yes-longer life ,don't think so.I agree with Gfen on this.
Prices up,quality down.

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"And the performance benefit between a $40 Cortland line and a $100 Sharkskin line aren't ground breaking enough for this guy to care about."
You won't get an argument form me about this point. Not different enough to justify the price. I think they are different, just not worth the extra $

I do differ on 10 versus 40 lines though

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

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I too think the difference between a $10 line and a $40 line are great.

However, the difference between a $40 line and a $100 line are minimal when it come to fishability.

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I suspect many oldsters would agree that the longevity factor of fly lines seemed to decrease over the past half century-slicker finishes,yes-longer life ,don't think so.I agree with Gfen on this.
Prices up,quality down.


You may be correct. I have a 444 that is outlasting the old original Orvis CFO that it's on. The gears are worn on the reel but the line has no cracks and floats.

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

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I didn't see a reference to you taking it with you on that weekend trip to remote location and using it regularly on the stream.


I'd use it anytime, I never found a line that lived up to its claims. All the floating lines, the maker will just about tell you it's unsinkable. I never had a line yet that wouldn't go under at the tip when useing a weighted nymph in a good current, but sometimes I feel that's to my advantage, it helps get the fly down. fishing dry flies, I never had a line pull my fly under. The only time I had a line that I stuck with was back in the either Cortland 333 or 444, or Scientific Anglers Aircel or Aircel Supreme days, I used Aircel Supreme. I always got a couple years on it than turn it around being double taper. Sometimes it would look like gfen's line before I turned it around. I just about lived on the trout stream back than, so it was used hard. I do live on the trout stream now and don't fish as mutch as I did then.

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next year when Allen lines are 20 beans each instead of 10 your gonna be kickin yourself.

FWIW I didn't even notice her legs was to busy admiring her chest errr shirt

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

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Being cheap? Man, I'm an expert in that field.


No, you said you werent going to retire it because you're contrary. Sooner or later your flyfishing will suffer from this just when you needed it LEAST. You know, the days when you've had all the B.S. you can handle and can really use some relaxing with the flyrod. Thats when the line really falls apart and you're normal savior is now compounding the B.S.
I've done what you're doing and that line looks very familiar. You dont have to take my word for it. I merely ask you remember me when this happens.

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

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I've done what you're doing and that line looks very familiar. You dont have to take my word for it. I merely ask you remember me when this happens.


Promise made.

I like to view these sorts of cosmic jokes at my expense as a neccessary part of keeping me humble, though. Otherwise, I'd be full of myself.

Really full of myself.

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next year when Allen lines are 20 beans each instead of 10 your gonna be kickin yourself.

FWIW I didn't even notice her legs was to busy admiring her chest errr shirt


I'm actually not all that enticed by the Allen lines, mostly because of my less than thrilled satisifaction with the Bean-marked SA lines. They just seem less good.

And yet, I'm willing to roll the dice on a "factory second" line. I don't even understand the crap I do sometimes.

Also, wrong thread for chick comment. I had to go back and review, and I'm pretty sure you're cross pollinating thread. There are no basement horses in this thread, but I fear that may change, now.

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Keep them coming Gary-I need the laugh.
I will be seventy monday,went for my morning walk and a buzzard landed and strolled right across in front of me.No more than 20 feet away,I didn't realize they would come that close to a human.Unless they sensed or smelled something.
I was actually worried for an instant it might fly up and peck at my eyes the way I read they do when they know an animal has about had it.True story-:}

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

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You don't a day over 65, duder! Just stay young not-quite-as-decrepit at heart.

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

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Time timing was funnier than h---,still laughing at the buzzard.Never been that close before.

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