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Old 11-08-11, 11:56 AM   #11
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Interesting idea. Assuming you keep that color code somewhere.
Remember when you had to memorize all the colors in elementary school?

ROYGBIV.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

Red is smallest weight. Violet is largest weight.
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Old 11-08-11, 12:04 PM   #12
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I just put 12 wt line on all my reels.

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Old 11-08-11, 01:46 PM   #13
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Remember when you had to memorize all the colors in elementary school?

ROYGBIV.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

Red is smallest weight. Violet is largest weight.
Woah. Thought you seemed familiar. Were you the quiet kid who sat in the back row in Physics?

That might work for 2 through 8-wt scenarios but what of 9, 10, 11, 12 or dare I say, 1-wt lines? An expanded spectrum? Do the high-end retailers sell "Taupe", "Evermint", "Mocha", "Citrus" or "Winterfrost" colored dacron backing?

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Old 11-08-11, 02:06 PM   #14
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Those stickies you put on the reel last no time.
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Old 11-08-11, 02:32 PM   #15
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Remember when you had to memorize all the colors in elementary school?

ROYGBIV.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

Red is smallest weight. Violet is largest weight.
Great idea, but what's wrong with the resistor color code? Black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, white. Black is 0, white is 9. 10wt would be 20' brown, then white, 11wt red/black, etc. Even has a handy mnemonic "Bad boys r..."

You could also use the telecommunications 25 pair color code, blue, orange, green, brown, slate/white is 1-5, same colors with red is 6-10, black is 11-15. Instead of keeping 10 colors of backing on hand, you can do the job with only 8. One minor problem is having to braid the two colors of backing together, but that's trivial.

What I'm not sure about is how to code WF vs DT, type III vs VI sinking, etc.
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Old 11-08-11, 02:33 PM   #16
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Woah. Thought you seemed familiar. Were you the quiet kid who sat in the back row in Physics?

That might work for 2 through 8-wt scenarios but what of 9, 10, 11, 12 or dare I say, 1-wt lines? An expanded spectrum? Do the high-end retailers sell "Taupe", "Evermint", "Mocha", "Citrus" or "Winterfrost" colored dacron backing?

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So you must be one of the fortunate ones to own a fly rod in every single weight?

I am going to say highly unlikely...

I thought of this rebuttal while I was sitting in the back of my nuclear-astro physics class.
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Old 11-08-11, 03:08 PM   #17
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Those stickies you put on the reel last no time.
Try a coat of SHAN.
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Old 11-08-11, 09:39 PM   #18
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Unless you're the fishmonger who likes a load , the answer is simple. Don't know how any of you got past FF101 without reading Lefty's books. There are few problems in fly fishing that old man didn't figure out years ago. Sparse Hackle knows - mark end of fly line with magic marker, any color you choose that shows (even if you're color blind or not a nancy boy who knows what color taupe is). `Works even on lines taken off the reel if you should change out.

Here's 6 wt, 5 wt, 4 wt and 2 wt...


You can even differentiate between WF and double tapers. Here are two nine wts. WF has wide mark at tip of line, followed by the 4 narrows. DT has narrows first, then wide.


You can ususally see the marks even when line is on the reel - here's an 11 wt and a 12 wt.
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whoda thunk it....Thanks...will
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Old 11-15-11, 03:04 PM   #20
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"You can even differentiate between WF and double tapers. Here are two nine wts. WF has wide mark at tip of line, followed by the 4 narrows. DT has narrows first, then wide."

Just out of curiosity, sir, what is your convention for the 1-5 & 10 wt, WF vs DT? Jim

PS: And then some didn't need Lefty's book to figure that trick out.

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