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10-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Well after a quick inspection the other night I noticed a not so minor cut in my Intermediate flyline which has seen 3 years of hard use...the cut is partway down the line and would break if I had a large on for sure...the only line I have that I can use the rest of the season is my teeny 300 grain sinker that I normally use from a boat...since I am stuck with this line fishing from shore the rest of the season (cant afford anything right now or later) any ideas? ...Im thinking just go with a long leader of about 8 foot or so and that will keep me from getting hung up when Im fishing shallow...anyone have experience fishing sinking lines from shore?

10-06-2008, 12:46 PM
Hi Buddy,
Put a bobber on it. ;)

Seriously tho ...
I tried sink from shore and kept getting snagged. No good on the shallow shores you fish.

I have a 9wt Int line I can lend you for the rest of the season.
Airflo 40+ ... good stuff.

just pm me your address.

10-06-2008, 01:13 PM
put a sinking tip section on this and you're in business.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SCIENTIFIC-ANGLERS-SUPREME-2-BASS-FLY-LINE-WF-9-F_W0QQitemZ160289142426QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160 289142426&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

10-06-2008, 01:49 PM
As long as the line has a core you can cut out the bad spot and splice it back together. I have done this using Braid (Chinese finger puzzle stuff), Shrink Wrap and Thread. Shrink wrap worked the best, need the type that is hard and not rubbery. The shrink wrap eliminates the hinging

10-06-2008, 03:54 PM
Don't know about chineese finger puzzles, but a piece of braid (100lb dacron) slipped over the line and Nail knotted at each end (2 each end for me) works. Ive had this on a sink line that closed in my door last spring. Dab some aquaseal or softex and youre good to go.

(no need to cut the line, just slip over)


10-06-2008, 04:14 PM
Thanks G (Im taking you up on that) and the other responses...lowwall, never would have thought of that method...thanks..as well as using a piece of braid...damn think breaks during the best part of the season wouldnt you know..any other ideas im open