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Guest Tue, Aug 26, 2003 - 12:37 PM     Subject: dealing with retrieved line in fast water Quote
Joined: Feb 2006 I was wading knee deep in fast water on the weekend, and was having a hard time dealing with the line I retrieved after casting.

The retrieved line was floating down river and making it difficult for me to let line out while false casting or during a cast. It was even worse when using a sinking line.

I tried coiling it in my left hand while retrieving and managed to tie a large number of knots that stuck in the guides.

Is there a trick or technique I am missing?

Thanks
Guest Wed, Aug 27, 2003 - 12:37 PM     Subject: Controlling Fly Line Quote
Joined: Feb 2006 :) You could use a stripping apron to hold the line. Some magazines show people with home-made 'aprons' using a small plastic box (tray) with slots cut to accept a belt. They strap this on and the fly line lays in loose coils in the plastic tray. If a fish hits the line plays out unhindered or if you set-up to cast the line plays out as needed.
JohnnyTheSaint Wed, Aug 27, 2003 - 12:37 PM     Subject: RE:dealing with retrieved line in fast water Quote
Joined: Feb 2006 Thanks. I didn't know such a thing existed.

JohnnyTheSaint
Guest Wed, Aug 27, 2003 - 12:37 PM     Subject: fly line management Quote
Joined: Feb 2006 Is what tne name implies. Try a combination of various methods. In water that I trust for long, long casts its two loops in the mouth, four in the hand. Each sucessive loop longer that the preceeding one helps keep the tangles down. The shallower the water one is standing in means larger loops ... more distance. Keep your line clean and in good shape. Yea I know they cost money but new ones work better than old. P.S. I have often found, particularly when in "fast" water that long cast are not usually nessasary! Your walking on the fish. Back up and pay attention to the first "seam" on the edge. Look out they jump out scarred when jabbed in shallow water.
mike.c Thu, Aug 28, 2003 - 12:37 PM     Subject: RE:dealing with retrieved line in fast water Quote
Joined: Feb 2006 The best stripping basket I have seen is made by William Joseph it is collapsable comes as part of a wading belt with lumbar support costs less than $50 .Brilliant design check it out!No more loops around your wading boots.
Sandman Thu, Aug 28, 2003 - 12:37 PM     Subject: RE:dealing with retrieved line in fast water Quote
Joined: Feb 2006 Go to Wal mart and buy a small shallow rubbermaid or sterilite bin for
$3.00, cut a couple of seems in it and thread through a three inch wide nylon belt. Add a large plastic clip like those used on the old fanny packs and you have a stripping basket for under $20.00.
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