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Fly Tying Thread Champaign IL

Local resource for fly tying thread in Champaign. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fly fishing stores, bait and tackle shops, fly fishing guides fly fishing lessons and fly fishing supplies, as well as advice and content on fly fishing products and services.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(217) 352-4173
Pine Tree Plaza
Champaign, IL
 
Wildcountry
(217) 351-4754
109 West John Street
Champaign, IL
 
University of Illinois - Athletics Division of Intercollegiate- Summer C
(217) 244-7278
1700 South 4th Street
Champaign, IL
 
Champaign Cycle CO
(217) 352-7600
506 South Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL
 
Ace Diesel Repair Inc
(217) 352-8844
2309 West Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
Fagen Truck Accessories
(217) 398-1929
700 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
Happy Trails RV
(217) 714-0589
9260 North County Road 550 N
Champaign, IL
 
Durst Cycle & Fitness
(217) 352-3300
1201 South Mattis AvenueChampaign
Champaign, IL
 
Truck Trends
(217) 356-2333
2708 North Mattis Avenue
Champaign, IL
 
Dick`s Sporting Goods
(217) 352-4173
2113 North Prospect Avenue
Champaign, IL
 

Selecting Fly Lines and Leaders

A fly line is another crucial component of any fly fishing outfit. The wrong type of fly line can lead to poor fishing and very unpleasant casting. Any fly line you use should match up in weight perfectly with both the fly reel and the fly rod.

Orvis recently released a slick new line of fly lines called the Wonderline® Advantage. It is 20% slicker than any other line, according to their website. Check it out.

Why is the fly line so important? In fly fishing, you must remember that it is the weight of the fly line - not the fly itself - that actually casts the fly that you present to those hungry trout. If you use too heavy of a fly line for the fly rod that you have, what happens is that you end up "overloading" the fly rod (the fly rod bends excessively). This presents severe casting challenges, to say the least. The overloading of the fly rod will also cause your fly to make quite the entry when it hits the water also, spooking anything in the vicinity.

Conversely, if you use too light of a fly line for the fly rod, the result is the opposite. Because the fly line is "lighter" than the fly rod, the fly rod does not bend enough to properly load. In this case you won’t be able to cast the fly out as far as you want and you’ll have very poor casting control.

Remember this Formula!

Fly Line Weight = Fly Reel Weight = Fly Rod Weight.

So, let's get started examining fly lines. The first thing to keep in mind about fly lines is the weight.

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Surgeon's Knot

Fly Fishing Knots - The Surgeon's Knot is the ideal loop to tie on the end of the fly line to easily attach leaders that also have loops tied in them. This makes it possible to change leaders in seconds.

Steps to tie the Surgeon's Knot:

1.Place the line and leader parallel to each other with an overlap of six inches and moisten this area.
2.Create a loop with the two lines as if you are working with one line.
3.Grasp the junction where the end of your line going to your rod and the leader meet. Pass this and your entire leader through the loop you created three or four times.
4.Grasp all four ends surrounding the knot and pull slowly at the same time. Once the knot is tightened, trim the tag ends.

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