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How to Clean and Restore a Fly Line!

by

Eugene P. Macri Jr.

 

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Here's a method to try in cleaning and restoring a fly line. It must be pretty good because it's been stolen by hundreds of other fly fishing websites. I wrote about it over 10 years ago so the secrets out and it works!  It's too bad they don't give anyone credit. It has worked for 90% of the fly anglers who have reported they have tried it. I've extended the life of many lines another 1 to 3 years believe it or not after doing this.

  1. Remove the fly line from the reel. Remove all backing, leader etc.
  2. Get a bucket and fill it with warm soapy water (dish washing liquid detergent is fine).
  3. Allow the line to soak for at least 24 hours in this soapy water.
  4. Rinse the line and fill the bucket with cold water. Allow the line to soak in the clean water for at least another 24 hours.
  5. Repeat step 2 and 3
  6. Repeat step 4
  7. Remove the line and dry it completely with paper towels or rags.
  8. Now take a good paste wax that you would use on a car and completely apply to the old line. Make sure you rub it in and buff the line with a soft cloth.
  9. Allow the line to dry for at least one day.
  10. Repeat step 8
  11. Allow the line to dry for a least one day

Take the first 30 or 40 feet and use some Armour All on it and buff it completely. Put it back on the reel with backing etc and try it out. If everything worked as plan you might be astonished how well the line cast, fishes and behaves.

You can send me the money you saved on the new line if you'd like. I won't lose any sleep waiting for the check.

Good Luck

 

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