hello all. Im not going to ask another "how to clean fly lines" thread. But i have a bit of an unusual question regarding fly line cleaning. I just got a new RIO fly line and wanted to take care of it.
I watched rio's fly line care are read up on fly line care. I had a bottle of SA fly line dressing left over from the last time i used to fly fish and a umpqua dressing box. I cleaned the fly line with the rio method.
Two buckets with warm (not hot ) water one with soap one with plain water. stripping the line through a clean microfiber cloth between buckets.
Now here is my question. In my readings about fly line cleaning i started reading lots of articles about "dont use detergents or soaps with surfactants."
just about every soap has surfactants or is petrolium based. im talking about mild dish soaps here just so we are clear.
RIO recommends a gentle non petroleum, surfactant free dish soap and recommends ivory, but every ivory i have ever found is full of lotions and stuff like that. i thought i would be ok using greenworks dish soap. but right on the back of the bottle it says "full of powerful surfactants"
So here is my question. what does everyone use? Am i over-thinking this? I am just worried because i have a SA saltwater taper line where the coating dried out cracked and became stiff and i washed it with regular dawn and treated it with sa line dressing. but it might also be because that line was taken to north carolina and back and probably wasnt treated the best.