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    fly line

    hello all.
    have been trying to perfect my techniec( along w/ spelling) over the summer. caught & released 1 bluegill & what i think was a 6" shad (musky & bfb). everything but a trout!! so i;m thinking somethings working. now for a question. someone(used to own a sporting shop) gave me rolls of flyline. made by gladding. colors are green & gold. the sizes are classed by letters( c & d). how does this compare to todays numbered flyline weights? would it still be ok to use( no idea how old it is, but never used, still in box)? any info would be appriciated. recently found out about bfb wma section & cant wait to check it out next month after fall stock.


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    Re: fly line

    The old "letter" designations, indicate diameter rather than weight, so accurate conversions are difficult.

    If the lines are labeled with a single letter (eg "C"), they're probably inexpensive level lines. You'd be making things difficult for yourself, trying to learn with a level line.

    If there are Multiple letters (EG: HCH or HCF) you can find a (rough) conversion chart for tapered lines here Fly Line Conversion Chart .

    Depending on how well they've been preserved, they could still be servicible, but modern lines are so much better, that I'd only suggest using them if your budget is very tight.


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    Re: fly line

    thanks pete. the guy just knew that i fly fished & asked if i would want them. didnt want to hurt his feelings.


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