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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    No bumps in Wulff tt or SA mastery dt.
    Iíve noticed bumps in all the cheap lines Iíve used before , just cheap lines being sold with the add on of companies...

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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    These "indicators", if not noticeable while fishing, do not indicate anything to the angler during a casting or retreiving action. Personally, it makes no sense to me......sure it's not braille Col?
    Not Braille - see ref to AirCel floater above ^.

    This is my whole point. If you can't detect it while fishing, it is serving no purpose and would be better omitted. However, I don't know if I am alone in not detecting it. So, I am asking if anyone out there detects it and is able to make use of it. If no one can detect it, I will contact the manufacturer and let them know they are wasting their time with it.

    Obviously, if no one is detecting it while fishing, it requires folk to check for these bumps by running the whole fly line through their fingers. I find the bump only when I pull the line through a cleaning cloth. As already mentioned, I have a 2019 AirCel floater with a single bump. I just checked my Airflo DI-7 and it has about half a dozen orange markers in it and some of them are thickened - but you can at least see the sections are orange. I honestly don't know if the sections are accidentally thickened by the process of making them orange! It's hard to tell, so for now I will stick to focusing on the likes of the AirCel line. It is all the one colour, so the only way to detect the bump is to feel for it... and we know it is there deliberately!

    Col

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onnylad View Post
    No bumps in Wulff tt or SA mastery dt.
    I’ve noticed bumps in all the cheap lines I’ve used before , just cheap lines being sold with the add on of companies...
    Aye, I'm not talking about defects in cheap lines. I am talking about manufacturers building a bump into the line deliberately for a stated purpose... that might be a waste of effort if no one can detect it while fishing.

    Col
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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Is it the manufacturers input as to where the varying tapers occur?
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    Is it the manufacturers input as to where the varying tapers occur?
    Not with you? It's nothing to do with tapers. It's a thickened section of about a foot (with non-thickened line either side of it) that is supposed to alert you at the point you should stop retrieving and start casting. Except I have never noticed it when I am retrieving - not once. I only notice it when I am cleaning the line at home. Ergo, it seems to me to be utterly pointless, unless some others do actually notice it when they are fishing.

    Col
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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Not with you? It's nothing to do with tapers. It's a thickened section of about a foot (with non-thickened line either side of it) that is supposed to alert you at the point you should stop retrieving and start casting. Except I have never noticed it when I am retrieving - not once. I only notice it when I am cleaning the line at home. Ergo, it seems to me to be utterly pointless, unless some others do actually notice it when they are fishing.

    Col
    One for those that do the line testing then on a regular basis. Possibly someone employed by a manufacturer that can notice this configuration in a line's construction? Clutching at straws here though. Same situation as yourself, just trying to get an "angle" on it (pun intended).
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    One for those that do the line testing then on a regular basis. Possibly someone employed by a manufacturer that can notice this configuration in a line's construction? Clutching at straws here though. Same situation as yourself, just trying to get an "angle" on it (pun intended).
    It's a simple thing. If you put a bump in the line, like the one in my AirCel floater, you detect it if you pull the line through two fingers, closed onto it, either side of it. However, when I retrieve the line (after casting it), I don't pull it between two closed fingers. I gather it in my hand, I pull it, and I let it go, then I reach forward and gather it again, and I pull it and I let it go. Alternatively, I might choose to figure-of-eight it. When doing either the pulling or the figure-of-eighting, I fail totally to detect the presence of the bump in the line. So, back to the people out there... does anyone who owns a fly line with a deliberate bump in it actually detect the bump in their hand when they are fishing with it?

    Col
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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    If in practice it can’t be felt, it sounds like a pointless attempt by the manufacturer to differentiate the line from competitors who don’t have such ‘indicators’.

    You could always switch to fairy liquid to develop softer more sensitive hands
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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    If you can't feel the bumps (assuming there is some) do you feel the gentle takes
    There are two basic fly designs, those designed to catch fish and those designed to catch fishermen, the latter being the best seller

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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Never seen/felt a bump on any lines I've had.

    I do put two markers on the floating line, one at 30' and one at 40' though. That just tells me when I have the optimal line outside the rod tip for the overhead cast - not that I use it like that very often but it is sometimes useful.

    I've also put a physical 'bump' in my sinking line which hits the top rod ring when there's 10' of line left to retrieve - just helps to know when to stop if you can't see the fly or end of the line.

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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    I've not come accross this (bumps) but do have two tone lines which are presumably dilineating the head from the running line.
    As I'm either concentrating on the flies if fishing on the surface or the end of the line when using nymphs, the change of colour isn't noticeable.
    Maybe a two foot section of black or bright orange might more obvious.
    Might be useful if changing to a line with a different head length?
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