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Old 07-04-2013, 08:43 AM
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Default Good line treatment?

I have a few fly lines but they are old/dirty and I have never used a cleaner/treatment before could someone suggest a product?

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:10 AM
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First off, wash your lines off in warm water and a mild dish soap, let dry. Then I use the RIO line conditioner, not sure if it is any better or worse than any of the other brands.
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I clean with a product called "Goop" and finish with Glide Line Dressing.
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First off, wash your lines off in warm water and a mild dish soap, let dry. Then I use the RIO line conditioner, not sure if it is any better or worse than any of the other brands.
I pretty much do that. I have used Glide, Scientific Anglers, and Rio dressings. All of them produce nice, slick lines.

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I'm not sure I can name a real fly line dressing that is bad. There is one that was all the rage for a while but it was a concoction probably made in someone's kitchen. The label looked home made anyhow. It did sloicken the line but wore off almost as fast as it took to apply it.
Stick with real name brand fly line treatments and you should be good.
As mcnerney said though, clean them before treating them if you can. No sense in trapping dirt and scum under the treatment.

Another point. Some lines have the slickness built right in all the way to the core. With these lines a swipe or two with the 3M/SA gray sided pads brings a fresh, dry surface to the top. Being dry like a brand new line it won't attract more dirt and scum as readily. SA with AST, Rio with their finish and Wulff with their J3 finish are such lines.
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