stringing my reel - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: chester county PA
Posts: 193
Back To Top
stringing my reel

it has been years since i was last fly fishing and nw i want to get back into it. when i was fishing before i was using a old rod and reel that i bought at a yard sale years ago. now i figure it is time to put new string on it. i am hoping to mainly trout fish with it and hope to eventually catch some nice fish. i have done some research on the subject and have noticed that there is varying opinions on the processes. i was hope for some input from the experts here. thanks in advance.
BIGFUTTY is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 11:52 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,965
Back To Top
A weight forward floating line to match the line weight imprinted on the rod (some rods it's on the butt cap) is a good all around line. Scientific Angler and Cortland are both good line manufacturers that offer lines at several price points. As with anything, more cash will get you better quality, although the lowest price lines from either company are still acceptable.

While some prefer a double taper (DT) line because the fact you can reverse the line when one end wears out, the casting advantages of a weight forward (WF) line outweigh (no pun intended) the economy of a DT line. Quality fly lines wear extremely well, and generally do not have to be replaced very often.
simoncool is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 08:37 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
G2CDeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Treestand
Posts: 3,722
Back To Top
I use a double taper line for my fly setup vs a weight forward. As mentioned above, WF line is used for longer casts but unless you plan on casting 40 yards, which even the pro's rarely cast that distance, go with a double taper. Fly line is expensive but with proper cleaning and maintenance the line will last awhile. Also remember to buy backing line before spooling on the fly line.
G2CDeer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 09:08 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Butler Co, PA
Posts: 314
Back To Top
Bought some sun line double taper off amazon. For half price of the decent floating lines great quality. Bought double taper as I use it more for roll casting in smaller streams. Bigger stream would by just weight forward line
dipNrip is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2018, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: chester county PA
Posts: 193
Back To Top
I have an old Shakespeare 1380t and it doesn’t show the weight to use for fly line what would you guys suggest
BIGFUTTY is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2018, 02:12 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 6,157
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGFUTTY View Post
I have an old Shakespeare 1380t and it doesn’t show the weight to use for fly line what would you guys suggest
Check this out: Shakespeare - Fiberglass Flyrodders

I think it's saying 6 wt, but check it to be sure.

For the fiberglass trout rods of that time, 6 wt was probably the most common line weight.
troutbert is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome