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zzad 05-01-2011 01:52 AM

Broken Fly Line
I recently got new Rio fly line and it snapped today when it got caught in some rocks and I was trying to get it unhooked. I lost less than 10 feet of line. What do I do if anything? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

MoscaPescador 05-01-2011 02:20 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
Depending on your head configuration you could have lost anywhere from a quarter to a third of the head mass. The line may load what you have. If it is acceptible to you, you could fish it. Personally, I would replace it.


caseywise 05-01-2011 02:27 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
it may work on a smaller reel.


zzad 05-01-2011 02:50 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
So its okay to use for awhile. Im a college student and I just bought the new line within the last week and have only been fishing 3x since getting the line. If I do continue to use it should I just put a butt section on. It really sucks where I lost the line in the rock I had no chance of untangling due to cold water temps, the water level was to high and it was hooked roughly 5 feet below the surface. Still really upset about it.

MoscaPescador 05-01-2011 07:25 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
Tie a foot long butt section made from heavy monofilament and give it whirl.

Frank Whiton 05-01-2011 07:34 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
Hi zzad,

You can buy a fly line from Allen Fly Fishing for just a few bucks. Replacing it is your best bet.

Tell us what RIO fly line it is and the weight.


driftaway 05-01-2011 08:21 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
I second Franks suggestion. Allen has some great prices and products

zzad 05-01-2011 11:31 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
I currently have the mainstream trout 82 ft WF6F Rio fly line.

mojo 05-01-2011 06:32 PM

Re: Broken Fly Line
That's why they make DT lines.:frogdance

Liphookedau 05-02-2011 04:14 AM

Re: Broken Fly Line
Hi zzad.
Bad Luck,we all know Top Quality lines don't come cheap these days.
Depending on the taper,it may be of some use to make a Shooting Head.
Good Luck in the Future as you are going to be a few Bucks down.

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