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    grayling Guest

    Default Intermediate lines

    I have a wetcel intermediate WF #7, It's very reluctant to sink, I have tried pulling it through a piece of toweling soaked in washing up liquid, to no avail, it takes around 20 to 25 casts, before it decides to oblige, very frustrating, any ideas.......?

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    Hi Pete.

    Are you having these problems when it is calm and still? or do you get the same problem when it is windy and a good ripple on the water ?

    Some times they dont want to go down if they are a slow inter as the water tension keeps a hold of it.

    What you could try is after you have cast it out, stick you rod tip under the water ( mind the tip )and give the line a couple of pulls to break the tension.

    How long have you had the line, if it is new and your not happy with it send it back.

    Andrew

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    grayling Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by sage
    Hi Pete.

    Are you having these problems when it is calm and still? or do you get the same problem when it is windy and a good ripple on the water ?

    Some times they dont want to go down if they are a slow inter as the water tension keeps a hold of it.

    What you could try is after you have cast it out, stick you rod tip under the water ( mind the tip )and give the line a couple of pulls to break the tension.

    How long have you had the line, if it is new and your not happy with it send it back.

    Andrew
    Thanks Andrew, I've had the line about a year but only fished it two or three times, I tried putting the rod tip under water, it did help but the belly still floated, yes it was on calm water if my memory serves me well, I'm going to try sinking it in coils on the water, push in under with my landing net before I cast, maybe that will help.

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    Hi Grayling,
    In this months FF&FT magazine Stan Headley recommends a dab of fuller's earth on the corner of a towel or rag through which is pulled the offending line and the problem will be solved once and fpr all!!
    Hope this helps
    Wildbroonie

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    grayling Guest

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    Thank you all for your advice, I'm sure I will be able to sort it now with your help, I'll start with a good wash and rinse, I think the Armorall could be the problem, I use it to clean all my lines after each fishing session, I know better now, we learn something new every day, thanks again.......

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    grayling Guest

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    Thanks for that Mike, you've really cheered me up, my stupid fault entirely, fortunately I have a new Shakespeare intermediate, WF #7, I'll make sure that doesn't get near Amourall, I will however have a go with the soap treatment, as you suggest and see how it goes, can't make it any worse, at least I now know the problems, so I can avoid them in the future, I'll keep you informed....... 73 years flyfishing and still got a lot to learn.......

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    grayling Guest

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    Thanks Mike, the only alcohol I have is Rum, plenty of that, I'll give it a go tomorrow, and, as you say if it goes sticky, back to the detergent

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    grayling Guest

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    Complete success Mike, My grandson got me some Isopropanol wipes from, Boots I think!!, I stretched the line across my garden, walked up and down with the wipes wrapped around the line, I then gave it a good wash in detergent, rinsed it in fresh water, left to dry, there is a pond close to where I live so I ventured down and tried it out, spot on, it started to sink as soon as it hit the water, over the moon, thank you all very much for your kind help, but above all, teaching me something new, I am the wiser for it.......
    Last edited by grayling; 24-02-2007 at 05:44 PM.

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