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How to clean fly line for fly fishing ?

Updated: Dec 26, 2022

When it comes to fly line,they sure not cheap and it degrades slowly and it is almost like taking care of your windshield wipers , one day when you need them they just don`work.

Maintaining your fly line is an important part of fly fishing, as a well-maintained line can make a big difference in your casting accuracy and overall fishing success. Properly caring for your fly line will also help to extend its lifespan and save you money in the long run. Here are some tips for maintaining your fly line:

  1. Clean your fly line regularly: After each fishing trip, it is important to clean your fly line to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants that can accumulate on the line. To clean your line, fill a bucket with warm water and add a small amount of mild soap. Submerge the fly line in the water and use a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub the line. Rinse the line thoroughly with clean water and allow it to air dry.

  2. Store your fly line properly: When not in use, store your fly line in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid storing the line in areas with extreme temperatures, as this can cause the line to become brittle or soft. Additionally, avoid coiling the line too tightly, as this can cause it to become kinked or damaged. Instead, store the line in a loose, looped shape.

  3. Protect your fly line from damage: There are a few things you can do to protect your fly line from damage. First, use a line cleaner or conditioner to help maintain the line's flexibility and performance. Second, be careful when casting and reeling in to avoid snagging the line on obstacles or wrapping it around your reel too tightly. Finally, consider using a fly line protector to shield the line from wear and tear.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your fly line stays in good condition and performs at its best. Properly caring for your fly line will not only improve your fishing success, but it will also help you to get the most value out of your investment.

If you are shopping for some products to maintain your line, here some of the ones we liked at Fish&Lure

Scienfific Anglers Fly Line Dressing Cleaner-1 Cleaning Pad,

This stuff easy to carry in the tackle box, it does not smell weird and easy to use.

Check price here

Rio Fly Fishing Agent-Line Cleaning Kit, White

Rio is overall good quality products for fly line and sure they know how to maintain stuff. Check out this Rio Fly Fishing agent here.

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