Thread: Fly Line Chart
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: Fly Line Chart

You'll notice that none of the makers give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

To understand how the line will cast, you would need to know the circumference of the line at points of change - at level tip, at end of front taper, etc. - and the weight of the line for the first 30' (less level tip). It would be nice if we had some measure for "suppleness"; however, there is no industrial standard for the bending resistance of ropes. There is, however, bending resistance standard tests for fabric and paper, so those might be apt.

But if the line makers provided the circumferences, we could halve the circumferences, determine the surface area of the resultant cones, and knowing the overall weight, estimate for ourselves whether the line was going to cut the wind or break wind and whether we should expect the tip to sink.

Aach, well.
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