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Not sure how to cope with this.
« on: July 12, 2016, 15:54:33 PM »
I have a Mallard DT 3 fly line and needed to swop it end for end on the reel. However, the bitter end, as referred to in anchor chain speak, is coiled like a spring. How do I go about straitening it, without damaging the line?
Or do I need to replace it.?
Caught a 2lb wild brownie on it today from the Darent, not sure how he missed seeing the corkscrew line - but he did. ;-)

Mike Barrio

Re: Not sure how to cope with this.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 16:30:01 PM »
Try pulling it through a gripped damp cloth a few times. If that doesn't help then I would suggest a new line is probably best.

Best wishes
Mike
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bobinalong

Re: Not sure how to cope with this.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 18:50:17 PM »
Thanks Mike, I will give that a go.

Rob Brownfield

Re: Not sure how to cope with this.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 10:04:02 AM »
I have a Mallard DT 3 fly line and needed to swop it end for end on the reel. However, the bitter end, as referred to in anchor chain speak, is coiled like a spring. How do I go about straitening it, without damaging the line?
Or do I need to replace it.?
Caught a 2lb wild brownie on it today from the Darent, not sure how he missed seeing the corkscrew line - but he did. ;-)

Mike might be able to advise on this, but I have dunked coiled lines in hand hot water for 15-20 minutes before straightening the way mike suggests. Worked a treat. If the line is not straightening and you are thinking of binning it, then the hot water trick might be worth trying. Good luck
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

bobinalong

Re: Not sure how to cope with this.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 12:40:33 PM »
I have a Mallard DT 3 fly line and needed to swop it end for end on the reel. However, the bitter end, as referred to in anchor chain speak, is coiled like a spring. How do I go about straitening it, without damaging the line?
Or do I need to replace it.?
Caught a 2lb wild brownie on it today from the Darent, not sure how he missed seeing the corkscrew line - but he did. ;-)

Mike might be able to advise on this, but I have dunked coiled lines in hand hot water for 15-20 minutes before straightening the way mike suggests. Worked a treat. If the line is not straightening and you are thinking of binning it, then the hot water trick might be worth trying. Good luck

Thanks Mike. That seems to have done the trick. ;-)

And thank you Rob for your suggestion. I guess if all else fails...............

 




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