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#1 fishyfranky

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 07:45 PM

I don't know if it matters but I've been sealing my floating fly line ends with Aquaseal (stuff used to patch waders) because I figure water can wick into the core and thus cause it to sink. Is this being paranoid? dunno.gif


#2 chemprof2001

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:36 AM

Some people say it Is necessary, while others don't. I don't, but I've made loops from the braided core of the line and a nail not back onto the flyline and then sealed the not and end with thinned goop so i giure the end is probably sealed anyway. I really haven't compared a sealed line to an unsealed line for a similar lenght of time.

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#3 sandflyx

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:40 AM

yes its important....the braided core does absorb water making the tip sink, also once wet it can rot and make a weak spot in the line...

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 02:44 PM

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#5 Bamboo

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 03:09 PM


I use zap-a-gap to seal it off and, yes, I think it does make a significant difference. The old Orvis Wonderline seemed to be real susceptible to the sinking.

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