Published Jun 9. 2018 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Jun 9. 2018

Cleaning the fly line

How often do you clean your fly line? Once a year, once every 2 years?
Probably not often enough!
I recommend that you clean you fly line 3 or 4 times a day!
On the clean Cape Streams twice a day is OK. You will be surprised on how dirty your fly line can be and how much that dirt affects your casting and the shooting of a line out of the guides. I keep a little bank plastic bag, with a Nylon suede cloth in my fly vest. (why nylon, cotton will rot much easier if it is damp in your fly vest.) On the little piece of cloth I have 3 or 4 drops of Sunlight liquid and before I start to fish I pull the first 10 or 15 meters of fly line thru the cloth. And during the day another couple of times. It takes 30 seconds or maybe a minute, but it adds a lot of fishing pleasure minutes to my day.
Casting is easier, crisper and more accurate.
And it floats better as well.

Casting is easier, crisper and more accurate.

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