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Old 01-03-2010, 03:30 PM
Mike35
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Default Floating fly line

How many fly fishers use the floating fly line? This is the line I used when I first learned how to fly fish. I still use it most of the time now. The line floats on the water.

Do you use it? Why or why not?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:48 PM
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I haven't used one before, but I imagine it might be the next investment I make in my fishing gear. Does it work well with all types of flies?
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:52 PM
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The line is used mostly for dry flies, nymphs, and streamers. The floating line when used with these types of bait goes underwater and then back up again (floats). It's easier to use when fly fishing, or at least I think it is.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:30 PM
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When I first learned how to fish, I used floating line just because it was easier to see where the fly was located. It's also nice to use on a stream or river because the line is less likely to get snagged on something.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:38 PM
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It really depends on where I'm going to fish. If I'm heading to a stream or river, I'll usually use floating line to minimize snags. Floating line also makes it easier to keep track of where the fly is.
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:58 PM
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Thanks for the answer, Mike! I usually use dry flies, so I think I'm going to give this a try. I'm sure it will help with me and my bad eye sight as well, so it definitely can't hurt!
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:33 AM
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I've never used one but when I go for dry flies, I will try this. I guess it will be easier to know when the bait has been taken when the line is floating.
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