Video Pro Tips: Understanding Fly Lines

A couple years ago,  Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outiffters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a great new series called “Getting Started in Fly Fishing.” In Episode 8, Flechsig walks you through the various options for choosing the right line to match your equipment and the kind of fishing you want to do. Do you want a floating line or a sinking line? Or maybe a sinking-tip line? You’ll find these questions much easier after you watch the video. As a bonus, you’ll learning about backing, too.

Yes, this is very basic stuff, but it’s extremely useful for folks who are new to the sport. The biggest barrier to entry for anyone taking up a new activity is lack of information. Stay tuned to learn more!

4 thoughts on “Video Pro Tips: Understanding Fly Lines”

  1. Hi- I am fishing in Stillwater natural quarries. Average depth of the queries is from 40’ to 80’ The trout now mid to late August in New England are about 15’ to 16’. I am fishing a 7wt rod and 7/8 reel. I want to fish streamers. Most of the fishing will be done from shore or casting docks and occasionally from a skiff.

    I prefer not to use split shot and have an extra spool for my large arbor reel. What is your recommendation for line? My other spool is 7wt floating. Thanks Laurance.

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