Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rappahannock River
Lines and Cheaters and Tips, oh, my!
Longtime flycaster, first-time two-hander...
I'm not sure if many regulars can see this, but as a newcomer to all things two-handed, the language on this site can appear quite foreign. This is especially true for lines. If Spey (better capitalize it!), Skagit, and Scandi aren't tough enough, you have T-14, cheaters, tips, spliced extensions of DT-10F, and the like--depending on whether you're swinging a 7173, a 8/9 Dredger, or a 6126, that is... Sometimes entire posts seem encoded.
Given that this island of ignorance in the river of Spey is called the Spey Basics forum, it would be very helpful if someone could compile a sticky with terms and definitions, along with some basic descriptions of line combinations and their purposes--or perhaps point us to them...especially when it comes to the very complicated issue of lines!
Love the site, very helpful and positive people here, and I look forward to getting up to speed with the lingo. Little help?