DALLY’S HOW TO: THE FLY LINE PRIMER

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Fly lines are probably the least understood and one of the more important, elements in the critical chain between the fly fisher and his quarry.

“Its just a piece of plastic string right, no way is it as cool as a new rod, a new large arbor reel or the latest in waders? “Hey, it’s so skinny it won’t even fit a label to show off. How will anyone know I’ve got a cool new line!’’

Well we have to accept that fly lines aren’t sexy, that they probably aren’t going to get “oohs” and “aaahs” from your fishing buddies in the same way some of our other stuff is. The bottom line is nothing changes the performance of a fly rod more than selecting the appropriate fly line.

It doesn’t matter if you are fishing a $1000 or a $100 rod, the right line makes all the difference when it comes down to getting the job done: to the way the rod performs and how you cast.

Now the right line won’t cure your casting ills, there’s no substitute for practice, but it can help the two of you work together better.

In the overall scheme of your fishing outfit, the extra $30 you might fork out for a top end fly line, over a cheap line isn’t all that much. We sell a lot more $80 or $99 fly lines than $30 lines. They do work that much better.

If you want to find our for yourself bring your favorite rod & line in for a tune up session. Cast your gear head to head with our recommended lines for your rod and figure out what is best for your rod and the way you fish. The best part is it’s free.

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