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ChefmgpNovember 6th, 2014, 8:51 pm
Hollis Maine

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I have a question. I just acquired 5 fly fishing reels loaded with line and am curious to know if there is a way to tell what kind of line is on them or should I just replace the line.
TaxonNovember 7th, 2014, 2:02 am
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Plano, TX

Posts: 1297
Michael,

Based on your question, I am guessing you are not an experienced fly fisher. So, my recommendation would be to visit a fly shop. Whoever waits on you should be able to look at the line on your newly acquired reels, and give you a pretty good idea as to the type, weight, and condition of line spooled on each of them.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
WbranchNovember 8th, 2014, 7:53 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Hello Michael,

Here is a link for a fly line scale. It is really the tool you need to learn the weights of your lines. Modern fly lines are designed in many sizes (weights) to cast appropriately on various length and action fly rods. Fly line weights begin (I think) at #1 and continue up to #15.

Most trout and bass fishing is done with line weights from #4 - #7. Here is the link. The scale is a reasonable $19.99.

http://midcurrent.com/2012/02/27/must-have-gear-umpqua-fly-line-scale/
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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