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Postby eoghanb » Mon May 23, 2011 2:41 pm

I was wondering if there was a way of making a weightforward line from a double taper,if so how?
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Re: diy flyline

Postby Shambo » Mon May 23, 2011 3:40 pm

There is yes, cut off the taper up to the heaviest part. You will be losing quite a bit of line of course. Personally I'd just buy a weightforward though!
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Re: diy flyline

Postby fishermannum1 » Mon May 23, 2011 5:45 pm

if your looking to gain that bit of extra distance, why not try a shooting head...
as ole rab c said " see me' see the sea' i love the sea me"
right i'am off for a swally!!!!!!! so were's the F***'n purse!!!!!!!
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Re: diy flyline

Postby graemeelliott » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:36 pm

shooting head probably cheapest way of doing it
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Re: diy flyline

Postby Paulb » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:49 am

Yeah just made two heads from a double taper line, took a bit of experimentation to cut down to the correct size but they can certainly fly when set up. If it helps I bought a line 2 sizes over my rod rating, a lighter line would have required a very long head to load the rod.
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Re: diy flyline

Postby johncodown » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:05 pm

I prefer to use mill ends for all my SWFF I have had decent lines from mullarkeys over the past few years for £3.99 they take some abuse and cast well and as for the service from mullarkeys I have placed an order at 3pm and recieved it at 9am the next day link below

http://www.mullarkeys.co.uk/fishing/Fly ... Fly-Lines/
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