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Thread: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    Hi Greg,
    Give Liz or Don at Angler's Edge in Gardnerville a call. Ask them if they have any closeout lines or what they would recommend for an inexpensive option. They have been in the business for a number of years and are good resources.

    Dennis

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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    Thanks for the info Mosca. One of my coworkers told me about them but I rarely head that direction. May be time for a special trip down.

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    Newbie........I am as conservative as anyone else........with a daughter in college, I have to be.......but I want you to consider the cost of a flyline vs. the years you will use it.........good lines will last and perform..........cheap lines will last a few trips until you throw them in the trash.........I never skimp on flylines.......I skimped once and only once....and will never again....my two cents.......
    yonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonder View Post
    ......but I want you to consider the cost of a flyline vs. the years you will use it.........good lines will last and perform..........cheap lines will last a few trips until you throw them in the trash.........
    I have a $15 private label line on one of my reels that's over 30 years old. I bought it in 1982
    I haven't used that reel in a while, but that line has not one crack in it. Not one.
    Don't expect expensive lines to last longer just because they cost more.
    That's not how it works.
    I have at least 9 lines that were $10 or less..... no issues in both fresh and salt water. Some after at least 10 years
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    I have a $15 private label line on one of my reels that's over 30 years old. I bought it in 1982
    I haven't used that reel in a while, but that line has not one crack in it. Not one.
    Don't expect expensive lines to last longer just because they cost more.
    That's not how it works.
    I have at least 9 lines that were $10 or less..... no issues in both fresh and salt water. Some after at least 10 years
    Any line will last a long time if it's not being used....(your words).......I will agree to that!!
    yonder

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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by yonder View Post
    Any line will last a long time if it's not being used....(your words).......I will agree to that!!
    Don't imagine that I don't use my lines or misinterpret what I have to say.

    That $15 4wt line that I bought in 1982 was fished hard for many years and was my most used trout line until around 1996.
    There's also a 6WF that was used regularly since about that time, and a few saltwater intermediate lines and bass tapers nearly that old.
    Just because you don't have experience with value lines doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. You shouldn't believe and repeat everything that you read on the internet.
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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Don't imagine that I don't use my lines or misinterpret what I have to say.

    That $15 4wt line that I bought in 1982 was fished hard for many years and was my most used trout line until around 1996.
    There's also a 6WF that was used regularly since about that time, and a few saltwater intermediate lines and bass tapers nearly that old.
    Just because you don't have experience with value lines doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. You shouldn't believe and repeat everything that you read on the internet.
    OK...........thanks for the tip..........Have a great day Rip..........
    yonder

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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    I've used expensive lines ($60 and up) but have found bargain lines ($20 or so) do just as well. At least I don't notice a difference or catch more fish with them. Either I'm really good or I'm consistently really bad.

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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    Here's another source for value ($15) lines -

    global dorbeR group


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    Default Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

    I'm limited to a few cheap lines in my time. And Aquanova lines seem to be worth every penny and then some. I have one that's been going longer than any of the top fly lines on the market I've bought.

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