03-23-2009, 11:46 AM
Re: How long do fly lines live?
Last year someone gave me an old line, still new in the package
A Shakespeare DT10.... so you know it was pretty old
When first using it, the line felt very greasy.
That lasted for all of 10-15 minutes.
After that, it quickly dryed out (washed off?) to a point that it wouldn't even cast
Luckily I hadn't made it down the beach very far at that point and I went back to the truck for another line.
Never had anything like that happen before.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart