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    08-16-2018, 07:03 PM
    Try skipping the spit and putting the UV cure on as the lubricant. Cure it once it's cinched. As to the original question: Neither knot is as...
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    07-22-2018, 02:41 AM
    Guessing the line is a Rio line. That often happens to me with Rio lines. Anyway, the answer is to clean the line regularly with soapy water...
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    07-19-2018, 06:04 PM
    Hirdy replied to a thread VR Reels Review in Fly Reels
    G'day S&S, I haven't held a reel with this much internal offset of the handle before. It did not take very long to become accustomed to it at all...
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    07-19-2018, 08:02 AM
    Hirdy replied to a thread VR Reels Review in Fly Reels
    Yep, in the same way that spinning reels and multipliers reduce crank leverage to benefit retrieve ratio. Not by as much though. Cheers, Graeme
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    07-19-2018, 01:48 AM
    Hirdy replied to a thread VR Reels Review in Fly Reels
    It does improve the retrieve rate but it has other benefits too, like reducing the need for a counterweight offsetting the handle's mass. Without a...
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    07-18-2018, 07:04 PM
    Hirdy replied to a thread VR Reels Review in Fly Reels
    I've been playing with one of Vlad's beautiful reels for the last two weeks too. I can only echo the sentiments expressed by Lewis. This is a...
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Fly weight and line taper

by Hirdy on 12-25-2017 at 11:08 PM
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I'm going to disagree with sweetandsalt here (that doesn't happen often - he knows too much! ) and say that you should choose the fly first, then the line to suit the fly and then the rod to suit the line. A heavier fly needs more mass to pull it through the air nicely. (See later ...)

A nice light fly (like a dry fly for trout) needs a lot less mass in the line than a heavy permit crab fly, so you'd choose maybe a 4 wt line for the trout and a 10wt line for the permit. In both

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