*&%#* fly line !!!

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*&%#* fly line !!!

Post by Boarmountain » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm

What is everyone's opinion on a floating fly line where the tip won't sink after an hour of fishing.....
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by letumgo » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:39 pm

Odd. I can't think of a reason why a fly line would change behavior like that. Not something I've ever experienced before.

Out of curiosity, what make/size fly line are you referring to?

Does the line behave the same after cleaning? Could something be accumulating on the outside of the line, which is changing it's density or causing it to have a harder time breaking thru the surface film?
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by DUBBN » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:54 pm

You may want to put some UV resin on the tip. Sounds like water is wicking up the core. If it is a welded loop, then I have no idea, unless the line is cracked.
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by Roadkill » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:15 pm

Boarmountain wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm What is everyone's opinion on a floating fly line where the tip won't sink after an hour of fishing.....
8-) :D If it were a sink tip or sinking line I would be upset! ;)
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by DUBBN » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:21 pm

Roadkill wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Boarmountain wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm What is everyone's opinion on a floating fly line where the tip won't sink after an hour of fishing.....
8-) :D If it were a sink tip or sinking line I would be upset! ;)

Wait, what? I think I read this wrong and answered wrong. I am confused now.

Just the tip? 😂😂😂
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by Johnno » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:42 pm

I’d suggest you keep using it.
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by Boarmountain » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:06 am

Ok guys, maybe i didn't write that correctly lol. Pretty much every fly line I have, from cortland to orvis, the tips start to sink after an hour of fishing. I've sealed the ends w/ a dab of silicone or uv glue. Made no difference.....

What fly line will stay afloat???
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by hankaye » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:39 am

Boarmountain, Howdy;
Boarmountain wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm What is everyone's opinion on a floating fly line where the tip won't sink after an hour of fishing.....
My underlines.

Sorry, but I don't understand the question. You are asking why something designed to float ... floats? :roll:

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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by kacbo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:18 am

Boarmountain wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:06 am Ok guys, maybe i didn't write that correctly lol. Pretty much every fly line I have, from cortland to orvis, the tips start to sink after an hour of fishing. I've sealed the ends w/ a dab of silicone or uv glue. Made no difference.....

What fly line will stay afloat???
What is common for all those "pretty much every fly line" in Your case?
Connection with leader?
Type of leader?
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Re: *&%#* fly line !!!

Post by Roadkill » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:41 am

Some waters are just dirty with suspended clay, algae, etc.. I keep a line dressing kit in my fly vests. If the line isn't cracked or the floating spheres worn down a couple of minutes cleaning the line in the field can put you back in the water. Worst case scenario, I usually have another floating line on a spare spool, ;)
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