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How to Buy a Fly Line

July 21, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

“‘Your two most important pieces of fly tackle,’ says Joel LaFollette, retail manager at Kaufmann’s Streamborn in Portland, ‘are your rod and your line. The trick is to make sure they work together. Do it right, and you’ll have good fishing. Do it wrong and you’ll be a very frustrated angler.” Scott Richmond on Westfly.com talks about some of the complex considerations in matching a line with a rod. It’s not as simple as it used to be.