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I have a flyrod that I boaught from Bob's in bby. Great little starter rod/reel/line package that got me learning to flyfish. It has sinking line on it and im wondering if or when I should change it? I have had the rod for about 2-3 seasons now. When im out on the lake with it the line dosent seem to sink the way it used to, it seems to take a while to get to the depth I want.
So how dose one go about replacing the line?
Also I have looked and there are many different types of lines out there, any recomendations?
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the line may not need replacing just a good cleaning, now i have not "clened " a flyline before but have heard just a MILD soap and water and a good rinse will do the trick. i'm sure we will both hear some good ideas as this thread progresses :thumbup:
i have run the line thru just a wet rag and was amazed at what came off it and have used some of my lines for well over 5 seasons and they seem just fine.
 

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I actually don't use soap for any of my newer fly lines, especially sink line. Alot of the new flylines have defferent coatings on them and soap may not be a good thing. Also I've got a couple of buddies that swear using the soap on sinking lines will cause it to float :confused: Now I've never tried it, because hey if it's true then ya just wrecked the line.

I'm sure a few others will tell you what the pro's say about them, but as for us-full life. Mine is going on 5 or 6 years now. As long as it's not cracking or coiling to bad, then your good to go.
 

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BCfisher said:
I have a flyrod that I boaught from Bob's in bby. Great little starter rod/reel/line package that got me learning to flyfish. It has sinking line on it and im wondering if or when I should change it? I have had the rod for about 2-3 seasons now. When im out on the lake with it the line dosent seem to sink the way it used to, it seems to take a while to get to the depth I want.
So how dose one go about replacing the line?
Also I have looked and there are many different types of lines out there, any recomendations?
Thanks
I doubt that there is much wrong with your line, but you could test it by letting it sink in couple feet of water (actually measure the depth from surface to bottom) and time it as it goes down. You could clean it with a damp cloth. To answer your question, changing your line is very simple. Peel it off your reel until you come to the backing and cut it loose. Tie on your new line with a nail knot, and reel it back onto your reel. Frankly, if you are going to change lines, I'd go to a floating line if I only had one line on my rod.
 

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It is a cheapy. It was a $80 rod reel line combo from Bob's.

But I have caught more fish on it than any other rod in my life. :thumbup:

I'm not sure of the brand of line, but I think I will replace it.
 

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I use Crystal River fly line cleaner and some of my wife's cotton swabs
and yeh a lot of s%^& comes off the line
like professori says get a floating line then you can use a sink tip or add wait to it
but don't throw it away keep it as an extra or use it to make sink tips :thumbsup:
 
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