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"dry line": definition?

From the "almost too embarassed to ask" category:

Is a dry line another term for a floating spey line --(no sinking tips)and a regular, tapered monofilament leader/unweighted fly combo?


Since I never fish this way, its probably why I've only seen the term used elsehwere by others who do it.

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Hi Ken!

You got it! Although sometimes a "weighted" fly is used--see Bill McMillan's book Dry Line Steelhead.

Also in some circles "dry line" and "greased line" are used interchangeably (though "greased line" is originally taken from a specific technique developed for salmon fishing by AHE Wood and detailed in the book Greased Line Fishing for Salmon).


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From the "almost too embarassed to ask" category:

Is a dry line another term for a floating spey line --(no sinking tips)and a regular, tapered monofilament leader/unweighted fly combo?


Since I never fish this way, its probably why I've only seen the term used elsehwere by others who do it.

Ken


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