Simple Fly Line Terminology

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In this week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip, Chris Walker explains the basics of line terminology and tapers. He discusses the difference between a weight forward and a double taper line, as well as pointing out what the front taper, body, rear taper and running line is.

If you are a novice fly fisher, just getting into fly lines, this is an invaluable video to watch.

RIO's Fly Fishing Tips series are short, less-than-a-minute videos, each bought to you by a RIO employee or ambassador and showing a single fly fishing tip to help you become a better fly fisher. The series includes freshwater, saltwater and Spey topics, and a mix of casting, fishing and gear tips - some basic, some technical, and everything in between.

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