Entries by Jonas Magnusson

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The Running Line

Am I serious? Now doing a piece on the running line – really? You might think that the running line is the simplest part of the line system and it might be. That there is nothing worthy there of any thought or writing. You would be wrong. Let’s dive into it. Housekeeping What is the […]

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How to choose a fly line!

“What fly line should I buy?” Now, that’s the wrong question to ask. “What fly line do I need?” – is a much better question. This a recurrent question we all get personally, or it appears on some chat site. There is really no correct answer to this question. However, the chat sites immediately fill […]

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Fly line constructed by engineers – built by dwarves!

In this blog I take a look at a fantastic trout line. The Amplitude Trout Fly Line (WF – Floating line). I suggest that before reading this blog you start with my previous one “Why do floating fly lines – float?” https://everyjonahhasawhale.com/blog/why-do-floating-fly-lines-float/ Three colors The running line is called celestial blue. The belly part is […]

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Why do floating fly lines – float?

They shouldn’t! A floating fly line is made of a braided nylon core, onto which PVC is added as a coating. The specific gravity (SG) of nylon is 1.2 and the SG of PVC is 1.4. With those numbers the line should sink. So, why does it float? (For perspective; Aluminum has SG of 2.7 […]

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Ready-made Leaders. Leader no II.

There are lots of companies offering their leaders. It isn’t practical to go through all of them. I choose to portray some of SA’s leaders simply because I know exactly, what I am getting when I buy those. The diameters (butt-tippet) of each leader is clearly stated. If the diameters are not stated, I will […]

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Your butt is too small!

The line kicks When a fly line is cast without a leader it will kick. The caster loses his/her control over the fly line. If you doubt it stop reading now and try for yourself. …….. Ok, now you tried, and we can continue. The energy that usually propels the fly line, and straightens the […]

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To catch a jack crevalle (and land a red)

Fishing had been deemed essential by the Tallahassee Oracles (and it truly is) during the lockdown the of Florida beaches. So, Baz and I went fishing one glorious day. The weather was just great (disclaimer — whenever a fisherman begins a sentence with the bloody weather you know she/he in all likelihood got skunked), and […]