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

    First I've heard of a manufacturer claim they thicken line for this purpose. I can feel the normal change to the level section on a WF. Wouldn't have thought a lump in the line would be good for shooting.
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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Surely someone has a airflo slow sinker? You can't miss the 'depth markers on them, one at 10,20 and 35ft tapered bumps with a colour change.
    My personal opinion is that they ruined a perfectly good line but maybe if you fish from an anchored boat they would be useful as a depth guide/gauge or something???

    Im sure subtle ones would be useful but airflo have went way ott with their version of depth markers imo they look and feel ridiculous.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Angler View Post
    First I've heard of a manufacturer claim they thicken line for this purpose. I can feel the normal change to the level section on a WF. Wouldn't have thought a lump in the line would be good for shooting.
    It's not a lump - it's a subtle thickening over a short length of the running line. It's so subtle, it is too subtle to be any use it seems to me. Here it is...


    Can you spot it?

    It's in the top right quarter. The thickest part of the bump itself is only about 3 inches long. It's about 7 or 8 feet from the rear taper, so I guess the idea is that you have the bump in your hand when you have the right amount of line aerialised for shooting? The problem is, how on Earth do I know when I have the bump in my line hand, when the only way I can detect it is to pull the line between finger and thumb and feel for it?

    It certainly does not interfere with shooting - I like the line a lot and it casts really well. I can fish for a whole day with it, come home, give it a clean and be surprised when I suddenly re-discover the bump is there!
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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    It’s described as bright yellow Col,I’m in the market for a #6,do you think I’d be ok with the colour.Ill go up and have a look at one the next time I’m up in Dunfermline..��

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

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    Surely someone has a airflo slow sinker?
    From post #12...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    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!
    I have an Airflo Sixth Sense Slow Intermediate that has multiple orange markers on it, but they are not thickened, the way the ones on the DI-7 are. At least being both orange and thickened gives you two bites at the cherry!

    But, like you, I wish none of them were there. I'll choose my own hang points and my own amount of line to aerialise, thanks very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
    Its described as bright yellow Col,Im in the market for a #6,do you think Id be ok with the colour.Ill go up and have a look at one the next time Im up in Dunfermline..��
    Aye, the colour is fine - it's not Hi-Viz fluoro or anything like that. It's more like that colour that Orvis used to make their floaters. You'd have seen it even if you didn't pay it any heed, that last time we fished when we had the spider experience. I prefer it to the Barrio I had before it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    It's not a lump - it's a subtle thickening over a short length of the running line. It's so subtle, it is too subtle to be any use it seems to me. Here it is...


    Can you spot it?
    Nope. Doesn't seem a very successful idea.

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

    The only time I find bumps on my lines is when they are Millends, easker1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by easker1 View Post
    The only time I find bumps on my lines is when they are Millends, easker1
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    Default Re: Bumps in fly lines... any point to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Angler View Post
    Nope. Doesn't seem a very successful idea.
    Successful enough for airflo and scientific anglers to have invested in it?

    Al

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

    It has long been the competition anglers task to whip a marker on sinking lines at whatever distance from the tip they wanted to hang the line.I have done this.and when I hear the click as the marker hits the tip ring.I pause then when the marker hits my hand I pause again.then lift off to recast.But truth be told.after decades of flyfishing.I know when to hang and to recast by the weight of the line.It is now instinct..

    Jim
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