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James Laraway

Treating fly lines
« on: August 01, 2018, 13:22:33 PM »
Iíll be honest in that I donít really look after my lines. Luckily Mikes lines put up with a lot of neglect. However the time has come to look after them better. To restore the Ďzipí or slickness of my line what do you recommend?

Jeff Donovan

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 13:48:36 PM »
Why not use the line care product Mike sells...  https://www.flylineshop.com/barrio-line-care.html
Close to the edge down by the river..........

James Laraway

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 14:06:54 PM »
Why not use the line care product Mike sells...  https://www.flylineshop.com/barrio-line-care.html

Iím assuming itís good as mike sells it? Is it more a conditioner rather than a slickness adder
?

James Laraway

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 14:23:38 PM »
Mikes out of stock !

Rob Brownfield

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 15:05:09 PM »
Iím assuming itís good as mike sells it? Is it more a conditioner rather than a slickness adder
?

A clean line that's been conditioned will be "slippier". However, if you want real slickness, there are several options.

Snowbee Line Slick
RIO Agent X fly line dressing
Airfo Whizz Lube
Silicon car dash spray.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Jeff Donovan

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 22:48:31 PM »
Iím assuming itís good as mike sells it? Is it more a conditioner rather than a slickness adder
?

Sorry, I have no idea as I haven't tried it. I have a couple of Snowbee's Line Slick that I'm still using.
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Derek Roxborough

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 22:58:13 PM »
being a cheapskate I bought a bottle of PVC cleaner from a pound shop, worked for me ,better than paying £3  for a very small bottle of line slick, :X2  Derek Roxborough

Jeff Donovan

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 23:42:44 PM »
Mine from Snowbee, came free with a couple of their lines I purchased from one of the pre-season sales they have.
Close to the edge down by the river..........

James Laraway

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 09:45:58 AM »
I ended up going for the Loon Outdoors Line Up Kit, as it has cleaner and a rather nice applicatior.

i'll let you know how i get on

Derek Roxborough

Re: Treating fly lines
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 22:23:59 PM »
I read an article many years back , it was by a casting champ ( cant remember his name) but I do remember he recommended AutoGlym PVC Polish, but this was purely for casting distance,I have a wee bottle of Jim Teeny line stuff but I couldn't tell you whether it gives me a better cast but it always looks cleaner,
Derek Roxborough

 




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