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Old 01-20-2005, 07:22 PM
DAVY WOTTON DAVY WOTTON is offline
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Default CHECK THE FLY GEAR.

THIS TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN THE HOUSE AND CANNOT FISH, TAKE SOME SOME TIME OUT AND RUN A CHECK THROUGH YOUR PRIMARY EQUIPMENT.

RODS- CHECK THE GUIDES FOR WEAR- ANY LOOSE WHIPPINGS-IS THE REEL SEAT IN GOOD ORDER- GIVE THE ROD A GOOD CLEAN IF NOT GET THAT SORTED.

FLY REELS- GIVE EM A GOOD WASH OUT, SAND AND GRIT GETS INTO THOSE WORKING PARTS- PROVIDE LUBRICANT TO WORKING PARTS AS SUGGESTED BY THE MANUFACTURER- ANY SIGN OF WEAR.
ANY OF THE ABOVE THEN GET THAT SORTED.

FLY LINES- HOW OFTEN DO YOU STRIP THAT LINE FROM THE REEL AND GIVE IT A DAM GOOD CLEAN- AFTER THAT APPLY LINE CARE ADDATIVE
THAT KEEPS THE LINE SUPPLE AND REDUCES WEAR.
FURTHER TO THAT. RUN THE WHOLE LINE AND BACKING OFF THE REEL. TIE THE LINE TO A FIXED POINT AND WALK BACK FROM IT, THE 200 YARDS OR SO IS GOOD EXCERCISE TO START WITH. RE-WIND IN EVEN TENSION THE BACKING LINE. THEN BEFORE YOU RE-WIND THE FLY LINE GIVE THE WHOLE DEAL A GOOD STRECH- YOU WILL BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH THAT WILL TAKE BEFORE THE LINE BECOMES TAUGHT AGAIN.
AND YOU MAY EVEN FIND DURING THE ABOVE SOME DOUBLED OVER COILS- THAT MAY COST YOU THE FISH OF A LIFE TIME IF YOU HAD NOT SORTED IT. I SEE THAT ONE OFTEN WITH CLIENTS-
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