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mbphotos54 06-03-2013 11:08 PM

Coloring Fly Line?
 
I was out on the creek last week and I got into a rhythm of doing spey style casts with my single hand 8wt. but I noticed there was a sweet spot for line length to make it work right. I was wondering if there was a way to dye a spot onto my line and the sweet spot at the rod tip. and how to do so.
thanks
Mike

billyspey 06-04-2013 03:41 AM

Re: Coloring Fly Line?
 
Waterproof markers (sharpie)

cb 06-04-2013 07:03 AM

Re: Coloring Fly Line?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mbphotos54 (Post 561727)
I was out on the creek last week and I got into a rhythm of doing spey style casts with my single hand 8wt. but I noticed there was a sweet spot for line length to make it work right. I was wondering if there was a way to dye a spot onto my line and the sweet spot at the rod tip. and how to do so.
thanks
Mike

Yes marker pen and mark where the line is near your hand - not at the rod tip - which is too far to see especially against the sun. I mark my running line every 10ft. So I know exactly the length of line I'm casting. Casting consistent sized loops make spey casting much easier as you can judge speed and timing much better.

Cheers

Colin

runningfish 06-04-2013 10:56 AM

Re: Coloring Fly Line?
 
Yes, the Permanent Markers (Sharpie)

I tried to use fly tying thread to mark my line. That method failed on me so I ended up using the permanent marker. Easy, No stain but make sure you give the marker enough time to dry.

bobbrown 06-04-2013 08:45 PM

Re: Coloring Fly Line?
 
Better yet.....nail knot a piece of mono around the fly line where you want to hold the line. This takes your eyes out of the equation.
When you retrieve you feel the knot and know when to stop and water haul.
Excellent for night and low light fishing.
I've tried marking the line and it never seems to work for me. The small nail knot works great.

mbphotos54 06-04-2013 10:01 PM

Re: Coloring Fly Line?
 
looks like im taking sharpe with my on the creek. I like the line knot too.
thanks


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