But with his understanding maybe he bought a 3 weight line for his 5 weight rod... to tick standard specifications...
Did you clean your hands between putting on sun screen and handling the line? UPVC coatings don't respond well to the components of sun tan lotion apparently.Have got an AirFlo Delta Spey 2 line, it casts long like a dream. When conditions permit a looong belly, Don't know about durability yet only used it a handful of days.
Have experienced less than excellent though with some older AF trout lines.
in fact, I have had problems with several Rio trout lines too after a few outings on sunny days, the coating going a bit crumbly. I tend to not bother with Rio because of the frequency of that, and our UV levels.
Scientific Anglers Spey Lite integrsted lines (I really like the Scandi version) are excellent and last 2 seasons of full on use.
Good point, but I wear a hat, as not fond of sunscreen lotions.Did you clean your hands between putting on sun screen and handling the line? UPVC coatings don't respond well to the components of sun tan lotion apparently.