How To Repair Fly Lines

April 15, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Sooner or later most of us will find ourselves stepping into the water to begin a long day of fishing only to find that our fly line was damaged — perhaps from getting it snagged on sharp rock or coral, from wrapping it around a sharp branch, or even from pinching it between a reel spool and frame. This week on MidCurrent‘s “Fine Lines” Phil Monahan shares a couple of excellent tips on how to repair lines that have been nicked or had their coatings slightly shredded.
If you have time, also be sure to read Joseph Kissane’s response to Phil’s column from last week on hard vs. soft mono in leader construction. Kissane quotes George Harvey, who said to him about leader construction: “I don’t want to reduce this sport to an equation, son, I just want people to be smart about it.”