Quick and Easy Way to Clean Fly Line

I was looking for a way the other day to clean the fly line on my two reels that got exposed to the fertilize on Walker Lake recently. The internet has plenty of information concerning cleaning your fly line. Most involve removing all the line from your reel. I found out a couple years ago once you remove all the fly line on your reel you take a chance of tangles.

So I devised the following method to eliminate tangles and clean your fly line quickly and easy.

 

1.     Remove the portion of line you actually cast with most of the time that could be 50 to 60 ft. or less

2.     Locate a 5 to 6” diameter PVC pipe and wrap the line around the PVC pipe spreading it out so the soap can get to the surface of the line. The pipe needs to be at least 6” long

3.     Fill your sink with water to cover the PVC pipe and the fly line

4.     Add a mild soap or liquid hand soap to the water and stir until you have a soapy solution and let the line soak for 15 to 20 minutes

5.     Use a paint brush or any other small brush with soft bristles to brush the line clean—brush outside the water and return to the water to clean

6.     Drain sink of soapy water and replace with raise water

7.     Wipe dry with a hand towel while the line is still on the Pipe

8.     As you wind the line back on the reel keep tension using a hand towel to continue to dry the line

I can’t believe how smooth the line on my reels flow through the guides and how easy it loads now that I have got it cleaned. This episode with the fertilize has convinced me that cleaning your fly line is a necessary task we all need to perform at least every 5 or 6 outings.

 


I was looking for a way the other day to clean the fly line on my two reels that got exposed to the fertilize on Walker Lake recently. The internet has plenty of information concerning cleaning your fly line. Most involve removing all the line from your reel. I found out a couple years ago once you remove all the fly line on your reel you take a chance of tangles.

So I devised the following method to eliminate tangles and clean your fly line quickly and easy.

 

1.     Remove the portion of line you actually cast with most of the time that could be 50 to 60 ft. or less

2.     Locate a 5 to 6” diameter PVC pipe and wrap the line around the PVC pipe spreading it out so the soap can get to the surface of the line. The pipe needs to be at least 6” long

3.     Fill your sink with water to cover the PVC pipe and the fly line

4.     Add a mild soap or liquid hand soap to the water and stir until you have a soapy solution and let the line soak for 15 to 20 minutes

5.     Use a paint brush or any other small brush with soft bristles to brush the line clean---brush outside the water and return to the water to clean

6.     Drain sink of soapy water and replace with raise water

7.     Wipe dry with a hand towel while the line is still on the Pipe

8.     As you wind the line back on the reel keep tension using a hand towel to continue to dry the line
I can’t believe how smooth the line on my reels flow through the guides and how easy it loads now that I have got it cleaned. This episode with the fertilize has convinced me that cleaning your fly line is a necessary task we all need to perform at least every 5 or 6 outings.


 

Two Fishing Rods That Mimics the Fly Rod And The Tenkara

I really enjoy sharing products with you guys that I find from time to time either on the net or by simply talking with other fishermen. While visiting the Academy Sports in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago I came across what I consider the perfect fishing pole to start a youngster out fishing.
 
 

The B & M Little Jewel 10′ Freshwater Ready Rig Panfish Rod is extremely light and easy for even a 4 year old or up to handle. In fact this rod could be the training rod for future Tenkara fishermen. My Grandson will be using the one I bought for him when he comes to visit in October. It comes with the line, float and sinker already attached to the end of the rod. I did keep the float, but I replaced the line with 4 lb. test, instead of the 8 lb. test which came with the rod. A small bluegill will produce quite a bend in this medium light action rod; at 13.00 this rod is a bargain.  I can’t wait for Bryson to give this Little Jewel a try when he comes to visit.

 

Micro Light spinning rods are my second favorite fishing rod next to my fly rods. Before I got back into fly fishing some years ago, the micro light spinning rod was my go to light action rod to fish for crappie and bluegill. I have three micro lights in the 7 ½ ft. lengths that I use to fish for crappie in the spring. Using these rods actually mimics a fly rod in many ways, because of the lightness and of course the length. All the rods I owe are matched with small spinning reels spooled with 4 lb. test line.

                                                                   

For me this is the ultimate in ultra light fishing with a spinning rod; but to get even more micro light extreme Daiwa sell the Daiwa Spinmatic C UltraLight 8 ft. Spinning Rod, which is my other product I want to share with you. This rod gets one even closer to the fly rod again because of the lightness and more length. Imagine using this rod landing bluegill, crappie and even trout.

 

 
 


I really enjoy sharing products with you guys that I find from time to time either on the net or by simply talking with other fishermen. While visiting the Academy Sports in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago I came across what I consider the perfect fishing pole to start a youngster out fishing.
 
 

The B & M Little Jewel 10' Freshwater Ready Rig Panfish Rod is extremely light and easy for even a 4 year old or up to handle. In fact this rod could be the training rod for future Tenkara fishermen. My Grandson will be using the one I bought for him when he comes to visit in October. It comes with the line, float and sinker already attached to the end of the rod. I did keep the float, but I replaced the line with 4 lb. test, instead of the 8 lb. test which came with the rod. A small bluegill will produce quite a bend in this medium light action rod; at 13.00 this rod is a bargain.  I can’t wait for Bryson to give this Little Jewel a try when he comes to visit.

 
Micro Light spinning rods are my second favorite fishing rod next to my fly rods. Before I got back into fly fishing some years ago, the micro light spinning rod was my go to light action rod to fish for crappie and bluegill. I have three micro lights in the 7 ½ ft. lengths that I use to fish for crappie in the spring. Using these rods actually mimics a fly rod in many ways, because of the lightness and of course the length. All the rods I owe are matched with small spinning reels spooled with 4 lb. test line.
                                                                   

For me this is the ultimate in ultra light fishing with a spinning rod; but to get even more micro light extreme Daiwa sell the Daiwa Spinmatic C UltraLight 8 ft. Spinning Rod, which is my other product I want to share with you. This rod gets one even closer to the fly rod again because of the lightness and more length. Imagine using this rod landing bluegill, crappie and even trout.
 
 
 

Advertising My Favoritte Fishing Products

I am sure that all of you who follow my blog I have notice from time to time that I mention products that I used when I am out on the water fishing. I do this not to receive something free from the company which I do at times; but simply because I am so impressed with the performance of the fly, fly rod, or any other fly fishing accessory that I may be using at the time. Most of these products are sold through small companies and a few through large companies. The larger companies have many more avenues to promote their products as oppose to the smaller companies. A lot of the smaller companies use referrals, product reviews or their own website to help move their products.

Over the years while writing post in my Fishing Through Life blog I have featured many fishing products which have brought me great success on the water. So today I thought I would once again give a shout out to some of my favorite fishing products I am using.

 

Flies and Poppers—-Boogle Bug Popper—BreamBugs—FlyDeals—Ultra Light Lures—Roostertails, Tiny Crank Baits, Small Grubs and Tiny Rapalas

 

Fly Rods—-Redington Fly Rods—Greys Streamflex Fly Rods—St Croix Fly Rods—Ultralight Fly Rods—Dawai Spinmatic Spin Cast Rods—Micro Lite Spinning Rods

 

Fly Reels & Ultra Light Reels—Redington Drift Fly Reels—Venture 3 Gloomis Fly Reels—Orivs Battenkill Fly Reels—and how could I forget my Pelican Boat.

It is good to be back on the blog circuit, after my wife and I spent some time in South Carolina, and in and out of Tennessee checking on our daughter, who is expecting their 3rdchild. Somewhere near July 17th. my wife and I will become Grandparents again, which we are looking forward to.

By the way I can’t wait to get back on the water Thursday!!!!!

 

 


 

 


I am sure that all of you who follow my blog I have notice from time to time that I mention products that I used when I am out on the water fishing. I do this not to receive something free from the company which I do at times; but simply because I am so impressed with the performance of the fly, fly rod, or any other fly fishing accessory that I may be using at the time. Most of these products are sold through small companies and a few through large companies. The larger companies have many more avenues to promote their products as oppose to the smaller companies. A lot of the smaller companies use referrals, product reviews or their own website to help move their products.

Over the years while writing post in my Fishing Through Life blog I have featured many fishing products which have brought me great success on the water. So today I thought I would once again give a shout out to some of my favorite fishing products I am using.

 
Flies and Poppers----Boogle Bug Popper---BreamBugs—FlyDeals—Ultra Light Lures—Roostertails, Tiny Crank Baits, Small Grubs and Tiny Rapalas

 
Fly Rods----Redington Fly Rods—Greys Streamflex Fly Rods—St Croix Fly Rods---Ultralight Fly Rods—Dawai Spinmatic Spin Cast Rods—Micro Lite Spinning Rods

 
Fly Reels & Ultra Light Reels---Redington Drift Fly Reels—Venture 3 Gloomis Fly Reels—Orivs Battenkill Fly Reels---and how could I forget my Pelican Boat.



It is good to be back on the blog circuit, after my wife and I spent some time in South Carolina, and in and out of Tennessee checking on our daughter, who is expecting their 3rdchild. Somewhere near July 17th. my wife and I will become Grandparents again, which we are looking forward to.
By the way I can't wait to get back on the water Thursday!!!!!