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Old 01-31-2011, 03:55 PM
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Default Fly line life expectency.

My buddy is just getting back into fly fishing and he hasn't fished for 5+ years (I swear...it really is a buddy and not me ) and asked me if his lines are still good. I told him I would thinks so as he always took real good care of his gear and cleaned his lines after use. Plus he only ever used to fly fish for trout in streams. I told him there mosty likely will be a lot of curl to the line since it has sat wound on the reel for so long. I told him to get rid of the curls that he should streach the line pretty good before using it.

What say you experts??

I'd hate to have to tell him to go out and buy a new line when money is tight for him. Some of those lines are down right expensive!!

-Mack
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