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Fly line is a necessary element of the fly fishing kit without which it would be impossible to fly fish at all. In our shop we offer a wide range of fly lines to be used in various techniques and for various types of fish.
Whether you are looking for a fly line for you streamer, nymph or a dry fly, in our shop you will find an appropriate product for any of these techniques. If you need a fly line for catching trout, grayling, pike, salmon or tarpon, you will have no difficulty finding it.
We offer fly lines from the leading manufacturers, including: Airflo, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Taimen and more.
What fly line to choose - help
Fly line AFTM – this is a basic parameter to be taken into account when choosing the fly line. It specifies the weight of the first 10 feet of the fly line. Both the fly rod and the fly line are marked with this parameter, which makes it easy to choose the right line for your rod. In case of beginners and modern fast fly rods, using a fly line which is heavier by one rating makes throwing easier.
Fly line taper shape - the shape of the head determines the method in which the fly is presented. Different shapes will be used in different fly lines: one for delicate presentation, another for long shots, yet another for fishing with large flies or in the universal fly lines. Most fly lines have WF (weighted forward) tapers in which after the first 8-12 m (taper section), the line becomes thinner (so called running line). DT (double tapered) lines are available on the market as well, in addition to other less popular products.
Material which the fly line is made out of – typical fly lines consist of two elements: the core and the coating. The core of the fly line is made of braided nylon or a monolithic line. Most fly lines have braided cores. Monolithic cores are used in specialized lines, e.g. ultrafast sinking or transparent lines. Two types of materials are used for the coating: PVC or polyurethane. Coating made out of plastic is oftentimes modified in order to decrease friction, be it through addition of lubricates or additives which decrease friction, such as Teflon or through fly line ribbing - to decrease the fly line area touching the area of the guides as much as possible.