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    Default Fly Line dressing

    This is a 2 part question:

    1: Are all fly line dressings created equal?

    2: Whats your favorite dressing and why?

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    Default Re: Fly Line dressing

    Quote Originally Posted by lthrnk03 View Post
    This is a 2 part question:

    1: Are all fly line dressings created equal?
    No, or did you have something specific in mind? Some last, some don't and some are make-shift dressings that some people say can ruin your lines.


    Quote Originally Posted by lthrnk03 View Post
    2: Whats your favorite dressing and why?
    1. SA pads when the line allows because it can be used anywhere and whether the line is wet or dry. Also because it creates a new, dry finish on the line.
    2. Rio cleaning pads for the same reasons except I don't think it takes some of the surface material off of the line
    3. SA line dressing because it's slick and easy and can be used on a wet or dry line.
    4. Rio Agent X and Glide dressing because they too make for a durable slickness but need time to kick before providing durabilty and dryness.

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    Default Re: Fly Line dressing

    It seems that the fly lines aren't created equal. It is best to find out what your fly line manufacturer recommends for your line.

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    Default Re: Fly Line dressing

    Beside the Cortland pads that come with every one of their lines, I use the Accardo Siicone paste.
    Why ?
    Cuz you can get it at W*lmart
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    I have only used Scientific Anglers fly line dressing. I could not believe the difference. I get much more distance and it is easier to cast.

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    Default Re: Fly Line dressing

    I'm not up to speed on how many products are available and, or, their composition so I don't know if they are equal.

    Cortland pads and Mucilin (red) same stuff I've been cleaning / coating lines with since I got my first line.

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    I have used the SA pads and Line Dressing in the past. I like them. I almost always use wet paper towel to clean lines, then STP Son of a Gun as a dressing now. My friend Bill got me to try Glide line dressing. It seems to last longer than STP Son of a Gun but is not as easy to use. If I had a really long day planned I might use that instead of the Son of Gun. I have all but stopped using the SA stuff. It's OK but I don't think it's as good as the Son of a Gun and I don't think it lasts any longer either.

    Overall ease of use, lasting time, slickness and whatnot, I'd have to say my favorite is now the STP Son of a Gun. El Slicko.

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    Because of Diver Dan, I started using STP. It helped a lot and it helped out on Ice building up on guides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputinj View Post
    Because of Diver Dan, I started using STP. It helped a lot and it helped out on Ice building up on guides.
    I'm glad it did. The ice thing was a happy discovery. To bad I didn't discover it till right before the river froze over.

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