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Thread: Double taper

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Double taper

    For casting big flies it's not unusual to cut the taper back for a better turn over.
    I think a heavy butted taper should tame the aggressive taper or certainly help.

    Al

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    Default Re: Double taper

    Quote Originally Posted by bobnudd View Post
    I've accidentally cut about 3 foot off the end of a double taper line Don't ask how I'm to embarrassed. Now I've already turned the line round as the other end was cracking. What I would like to know is how much can be cut off before its rendered useless
    I actually think it will be fine, most double tapers have a level tip which I thought were in the region 2-3 feet. if it lands a little heavily you could always put a floating polyleader on the end, maybe a salmon one to compensate a bit.

    Steve

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    Default Re: Double taper

    If you are not totally happy with that particular line, bin it & invest in a Barrio Mallard DT. No disappointment & a new bit of equipment to enjoy....
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Default Re: Double taper

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    If you are not totally happy with that particular line, bin it & invest in a Barrio Mallard DT. No disappointment & a new bit of equipment to enjoy....
    That's what this line is 2# its been good line and hopefully still is. I'll find out tomorrow
    I fish, therefore I am 'Rene Descartes' { or was it captain birdseye}?

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