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Old 08-24-2012, 06:08 PM
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If the finish is peeling off the first ten feet of line, don't cut the line! First, light a match and burn the end of the exposed line. If a hard ball of resin forms, you have a Nylon line that is not worth bothering with. If there is only ash, it is a silk line and you may be able to save it.

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Personally, once you cast a good silk line, it is hard to go back to PVC for dry flies and quiet water.
Here is something I wrote years ago about silk lines for American Angler - Over My Waders. I still believe it holds true.

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Appreciate this informative post.
Now I need to get my line cleaned and conditioned before Summer.
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Very informative article on silk lines, thanks for sharing.

JP fishes with a silk line on occasion, maybe he will see this thread and post his experience using silk.

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