Line codes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Line codes

Post by allthegearnoidea on Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:53 am

What does the codes mean on fly lines for instance
wf3 as opposed to wf7 what is the differance is one used for one
sort of fishing and the other for another
or is it to do with breaking strain ?
and what would be a good allround line to use?

_________________


DERBY DISABLED ANGLING CLUB
one day i will catch the one that got away
avatar
allthegearnoidea
Admin

Male
Number of posts : 1430
Age : 60
Location : sutton in ashfield notts
Job/hobbies : retired
Humor : sick
Registration date : 2007-10-04

Character sheet
Role Play: 1

View user profile http://disabledtalk.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Line codes

Post by wayne on Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:38 pm

The coding of numbers on fly lines is a system that is used universally to determine the casting weight of fly rods, a bit like the test curve rating used in course fishing.
First I'll explain the letters.
WF means weight forward and as the name suggests is a line where the majority of the weight is at the forward part of the line, this part of the line is thicker than the rear of the line and is what loads the rod when casting.
There are other lines where letters are involved like DT which is a double taper line and SH which is a shooting head.
The numbers indicate the weight of the line, the lower the number the lighter the line.
When purchasing lines you should match the line to the rod, all rods will be marked with a AFTM number (Association of Fishing Tackle Manufacturers), this is the weight of the rod, for example the rod may be marked AFTM 7# the ideal line for this rod would therefore be a 7 weight line. likewise a rod marked AFTM 4# would be suited to a 4 weight line. Some rods are marked with dual ratings for example AFTM 6/7# this means the rod is suited to both a 6 and a 7 weight line. When rods are marked with a dual rating the general rule of thumb is that when line is matched with the higher rating more distance would be achieved than with the lower rating line and when matched with the lower rating better presentation is achieved than the higher rating. I hope I have explained this well enough for you all to understand and hope you have learnt abit about AFTM ratings
avatar
wayne

Male
Number of posts : 16
Age : 46
Location : Northern Ireland
Job/hobbies : Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Humor : open
Registration date : 2008-02-06

View user profile http://www.nitaforum.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Line codes

Post by allthegearnoidea on Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:18 pm

brilliantly explained Wayne thanks i get it now cheers

_________________


DERBY DISABLED ANGLING CLUB
one day i will catch the one that got away
avatar
allthegearnoidea
Admin

Male
Number of posts : 1430
Age : 60
Location : sutton in ashfield notts
Job/hobbies : retired
Humor : sick
Registration date : 2007-10-04

Character sheet
Role Play: 1

View user profile http://disabledtalk.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Line codes

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum