The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2011, 10:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 139
floorabove is on a distinguished road
Default Freshwater fly line..in the salt???

Can I use a freshwater fly line in the salt?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2011, 11:20 AM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: quiet corner, ct
Posts: 5,411
Rip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Freshwater fly line..in the salt???

That's what i do.... and factory second, $10 line at that
__________________
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2011, 04:08 PM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: Freshwater fly line..in the salt???

Sure.

Using a pike line in tropical heat is another matter though...
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,548
Blog Entries: 69
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Freshwater fly line..in the salt???

I have been doing it for years with no harm done The line from the picture below is fine and this was 2005 I think.

[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2011, 09:43 PM
milt spawn's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Slab City, CA
Posts: 2,706
Blog Entries: 1
milt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond reputemilt spawn has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Freshwater fly line..in the salt???

I've used freshie lines in hypersaline water with no problems. I would, however, recommmend thorough rinsing. milt
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2011, 10:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 139
floorabove is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Freshwater fly line..in the salt???

Thanks...I can find some trout lines cheap when compared to saltwater dedicated lines...I figure trout like colder water so their lines should function okay in the temperature range of striped bass..I wasn't sure about the salt having a bad effect though....

thanks for the help
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TFO BVK versus Compeititon for Salt Water / Freshwater? chicagojohn Fly Rods 3 03-10-2011 06:47 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.