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Choosing the Right Fly Line Weight

A (Hopefully) Simple Breakdown of Picking the Right Line Weight

Fly Line Weight by Sean O’Brien

There are a ton of variables that affect every aspect of fly fishing. Even if we just look at the different factors that go into picking a fly rod, we have to choose a reel, rod weight, length and material.  And on top of all of that, you need to pick a fly line weight.  But while a lot of the things listed will depend on personal style and preference, fly line weight nearly always boils down to one thing: what are you fishing for?  Using the correct line weight enables you to use the appropriate flies, which will really help you dial in on your target species. Continue reading Choosing the Right Fly Line Weight

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