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...


Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 02:47 PM
lthrnk03's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 382
lthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the rough
Default Cracked Fly Line

I was inspecting my fly line the other day and found a crack/break about 10-12 feet up from the loop. Its a WF line.... is the line completely shot or can I just cut off from the break forward? I guess the other option is just buying a new line, I see that Orvis is running a sale on their Wonderline.....
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 02:58 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 10,956
Blog Entries: 67
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: Cracked Fly Line

Ian,

For small creeks I wouldn't sweat it unless something really hinky starts to happen. If you can pick up a bargain to replace with then why not. Don't cut it, put a little Aqua Seal on the crack.

Ard
__________________
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
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 03:05 PM
jaybo41's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: On a trout stream/Suburban Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,309
Blog Entries: 1
jaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cracked Fly Line

I would not cut it, that will change your taper. If you had DT, I'd say cut it and use the other end of the fly line. If I were you, I wouldn't give up on it just yet. I had this happen to me one or two days in on a 10 day trip. My line was cracked straight all the way around the line. If I pulled on it, I could see the core. The one shop in my area didn't have the line I wanted so I used Loon Knotsense to seal the crack. Worked just fine through the trip and bought me more time before I replaced it. Clear Cure Goo might work as well. Aqua Seal is a great suggestion from Ard.

See how it performs after you fix it before you replace it, although you'll probably need it sooner rather than later. Then again a fix may end up being just fine depending on how much you fish with it.
__________________
~*~Leave only your footprints~*~
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 03:08 PM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: basketball heaven, baby
Posts: 5,023
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: Cracked Fly Line

You can cut back the level tip of a fly line 6-8 inches without changing the performance too much, but beyond that you're into the taper and then the belly.
Use some flexible cement as Ard and Jay have said. Goop would work as well.
__________________
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
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 03:09 PM
lthrnk03's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 382
lthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Cracked Fly Line

The crack seems pretty substantial. It goes right down to the core of the line.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 03:17 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 10,956
Blog Entries: 67
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: Cracked Fly Line

Don't panic, seal it and fish
__________________
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
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 03:22 PM
lthrnk03's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 382
lthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Cracked Fly Line

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
Don't panic, seal it and fish
Sounds good Ard! Looks like I'll be headed out later to pick up some Aqua Seal. I didn't get out fishing this week because of that crack. With any luck, I'll be able to get out late this week, but even that is iffy. My little boy is his adenoids removed and tubes put in his ears on Monday.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 10,956
Blog Entries: 67
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: Cracked Fly Line

oooh, that doesn't sound good, how old is he?
__________________
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
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 03:46 PM
lthrnk03's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 382
lthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the roughlthrnk03 is a jewel in the rough
Default

Ard,

He's 3, it should be a pretty simple procedure and he should rebound quickly. I'm just planning on it impacting my fishing plans later in the week (not that I really mind though). Spring is just around the corner, so there's plenty of fishing to be done. :-)

Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
__________________
- Ian
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,739
silver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond reputesilver creek has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cracked Fly Line

Use these methods:

Repairing Fly Line Coatings | MidCurrent
jaybo41 likes this.
__________________
Regards,

Silver

http://tinyurl.com/kkctayx

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy
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
Canon PowerShot S80 8.0 MP Digital Camera - Black (cracked screen) Ebay USA Digital Cameras for sale 0 10-12-2011 07:41 AM
Fixing a cracked fly line? Guest1 Fly Lines 0 05-07-2011 11:14 AM
Cracked Fly Line ddombos2 Fly Lines 28 01-03-2011 02:27 PM
Cracked welded loop hcampbell Fly Lines 14 08-27-2010 04:34 PM
Alkaline Lakes and Cracked Skin michaeln General Discussion 11 08-24-2010 05:25 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 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.