Stretch That Fly Line Mon

Today we covering different ways to stretch your line when preparing for a day in the salt. Above & below Capt Justin Rea has shared his views on some different ways to stretch your fly line. Justin is a full time Florida Keys Flats guide.


There are so many fly lines on the market today that require stretching prior to fishing with them.

First pull the line off the reel and put it on the deck. Tight coils will indicate a line that needs stretching.

Most do if they have not been used or the line is brand new.


Start at one end of the stripped out line and apply medium pressure on a section of the line pulling against your heel with both hands on either side of the section of line.

Another alternative way is to grab a section of line and hold tight with one hand on one side of the section the other hand on the other side of the section. Pull the line across your body while extending both arms as far as you can.

Another good way is to grab a section of line and hold tight with one hand on one side of the section the other hand on the other side of the section. Pull the line across your body while extending both arms as far as you can.


Last, make a clearing cast using all the line you just stretched and strip it back into the cockpit of the boat.

Now you are prepared to do battle!

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