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Looking for old school Air Cell flyline


fishinwrench

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SA still sells it, #5-8, it's green now; but what I had in the '70s was green too. In all my years I've never had an orange line.  The one I got a couple years ago seems just  like it did back then, I prefer level line for anything but trout on the surface. It's ~$20 if you can find it on Amazon or eBay and ~$40 from SA.

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37 minutes ago, tjm said:

 Have you looked at the orange Chinese fly lines,?

I tried Piscifun lines, they have a mono core so you can't "skin them", so no good for the purpose I'm needing.

Casts good, nice and slick, and would be a good line at great price.... if it wasn't so insanely STREEECHY. 

  

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I don't know jack about fly fishing, this stuff?

https://www.amazon.com/Scientific-Anglers-Air-Floating-Lines/dp/B015YP5TOC?th=1

It was too easy to find so it's probably not the right stuff.

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Yeah I have several of those China lines that came on used reels I collected, all pea green,  and I was surprised at how well they cast and fish. I just wasn't sure about the core because I've never cut one. They seem to have a smaller diameter per weight than  lines I usually use and the mono core would explain that.   I imagine all the China brands use the same factory. So, have you thought about Rit dye or would that not be bright enough? and because I'm curious, does the bright yellow work as a sighter?

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It has to have the Dacron core like this...IMG_20221117_110355491~2.jpg

Otherwise you can't "skin it" to get the little floating sections off.   

I'm surprised that nobody else does this, I've been doing it for 30some years.   Just thread it on your leader butt section, it keeps the very tip of your fly line up on top and gives you a sighter to focus on when drifting nymphs or swinging a soft-hackle.    Doesn't impede the drift or make your mends stupid....like a "bobber" or a Palsa does.  

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