Line stretch

Q When buy­ing a new float­ing fly-line should I stretch it be­fore use or use it straight away? Jim Fin­nie

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Advice Squad -

PETER COCK WILL REPLIES: A qual­ity line shouldn't need stretch­ing and none of the ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers ad­vise this. The act of cast­ing ac­tu­ally im­parts a de­gree of stretch into the line so the best thing to do is go use it - as of­ten as you can!

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