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Leader on flyline

One way of attaching the leader to the fly line is using a nailless nail not.

Photo/illustration: Martin Joergensen ©2015

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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·  Link
Submitted March 24th 2009


Is the whole line sinking except the tip or is the tip sinking? My guess is the latter.

If it's a floating line, a problem could be that it's soaking up water. It might be cracked, permanently drenched or simply dirty. Try cleaning it, drying it thoroughly and treating it with a line conditioner. If it still sinks, try some floatant like Mucelin or silicone on the tip, and if that doesn't help, you simply have a sink tip line. Use it as such and buy a new floating line.


From: MELVIN J BACCHUS · MBAC109815·at·AOL.COM  Link
Submitted March 24th 2009


From: matthew tanner · matthew.tanner·at·  Link
Submitted August 3rd 2007

This has been really really helpful for me. I'm making the switch over from coarse fishing to fly and hadn't got a clue what I was doing. Thankyou so much

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