Fly Fishing Equipment : Fly Fishing Lines
Okay the next part of our equipment is the
fly line and even though the rod is the most important, most expensive part, the fly line
is probably just as important as the rod because that is actually what is going to be doing
the casting. Most of your fly lines now will be tapered fly lines meaning they will start
off thin, toward the front they will get thicker and then they will taper off toward the back,
so here is the front end of it, fairly thin and you can see that it is much larger here.
That is the weighted portion of the line and then the back end of it will be pretty thin.
The fly lines are going to be weighted just like your rods. They will start at most commonly
2 or 3 weight up to about an 8 or 10 weight. Right in the middle is your 5 or 6 weight
which is what we will be using most of the time for freshwater fishing, trout fishing
or bass fishing. The line is your weight so it’s going to be a vinyl coating, a plastic
coating on a braided core and that plastic coating is what gives you weight and it’s
almost arbitrary. It’s just a system set up by the fly fishing manufacturers to determine