Hot loft

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Advice Squad Q&A -

QIQ store the ma­jor­ity of my fish­ing tackle in the loft but it gets hot up there! I don't keep any of my fly-lines up there as I fear the heat may dry them out, but I have started wor­ry­ing about the other gear. Howard Scott PETER COCK­WILL REPLIES: Your car­bon fly rods will not be af­fected by the heat in your loft, but your fly-lines are likely to be­come stiffer as the plas­ti­cis­ers leach out more quickly so you are right not to ex­pose them to the hot con­di­tions. Al­though flu­o­ro­car­bons are sup­pos­edly not af­fected by heat and don't de­te­ri­o­rate like con­ven­tional mono, I would al­ways play safe and re­place them each year any­way. It’s a rel­a­tively mi­nor cost when set against your ac­tual fish­ing costs.

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