Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "monofilament" Tag

It’s a good idea to be a “leader” snob

It's worth it to buy the best leader material. It's worth it to spend extra time rigging your leaders. It's worth it to take extreme care when doing these things. [...]

March 18, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Westernizing Tenkara Has Advantages

Tenkara, in just a few years of having been introduced to the US, has captured the imagination of many new anglers to joys fly fishing [...]

September 24, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Jimmy Albright’s namesake knot still reigns

Your cold, you're wet, the sea is rolling, and you need to tie a Haywire to mono. You'd better know how to tie the Albright. It's quick and easy. [...]

April 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: Fluorocarbon facts and fiction

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

January 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Demystifying fly tying threads – monofilament

If you are a trout angler tying in the #20 to #28 size flies as a matter of course, using mono as a tying thread is probably not of interest. [...]

January 23, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Of Interest: Fluoro vs. Mono – food for thought

I despondently reeled in the line only to discover that the trace had actually broken where the tail had rubbed against it rather than the lure come free. [...]

January 5, 2016 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Worth Knowing: Monofilament and fluorocarbon leader material

The chemistry of monofilament and fluorcarbon lines makes them distinctly different performers in the real world of actually fishing, and that alone is every anglers advantage. Keep a progressive, open state of mind and you'll fish mo-betta [...]

December 11, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Worth Knowing

Tips & Tactics: Leaders- mono vs. fluoro

Fluorocarbon lines are thinner pound test for pound test and are far more UV resistant and absorb zero water for a longer life span. [...]

January 21, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Wednesday Fish Facts: Fluorocarbon versus Monofilament

The coming of fluorocarbon line [...]

September 25, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot, Wednesday Fish Facts

Tips & Tactics: Don’t wet line before seating a knot

The surface of mono lines are very smooth, and with little friction quotient [...]

August 29, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot, Tips & Tactics, Uncategorized