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Fly Tying Thread Palm Bay FL

Local resource for fly tying thread in Palm Bay. 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
(321) 984-4012
1700 W. New Haven Ave.
Melbourne, FL
 
Palm Bay Bicycle
(321) 676-9400
5881 Babcock Street Northeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Wellington Academy
(321) 727-3167
1436 Troutman Boulevard Northeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Blue Diamond Pawn & Jewelry
(321) 952-7296
2135 Palm Bay Road Northeast Suite 6
Palm Bay, FL
 
Ammo Attic
(321) 729-6288
1590 South Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL
 
Palm Bay Fishing Outfitters
(321) 952-4435
1663 Georgia Street Northeast Suite 1000
Palm Bay, FL
 
Shuttle Carts Inc
(321) 676-2766
438 Martin Road Southeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Streetwise
(321) 726-0003
4590 Babcock Street Northeast Suite 102
Palm Bay, FL
 
Brevard Locksmith & Bicycle Shop
(321) 725-0755
3260 Dixie Highway Northeast
Palm Bay, FL
 
Aamco Transmissions
(321) 723-4801
705 East Hibiscus Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 

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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