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I always have had more fly lines than reels or spools, but, since I had only 8 and 10-weight rods, and the lines were of different colors, and I was younger with a better memory, identifying them never posed a problem.

As I have grown older, my memory has softened, I have added two-handed rods to my “arsenal”, my lines seem to have multiplied exponentially, and they now all seem to be bright yellow in color. I cannot identify at least 50% of the lines I own.

Those that I can identify, I have marked using the “Sharpie” method. The question is, what do I do with those I can’t identify? Put another way, how can I figure out what they are? (I have even gone as far as to consider buying a scale that measures in grains, but put that out of mind when I saw what the electronic scales cost. I don’t trust myself with mechanical scales.)

All help will be appreciated.
 

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Hey Smolt...

but put that out of mind when I saw what the electronic scales cost. I don’t trust
An electronic postal scale will work just fine for weighing those lines. All the big chains have them priced inexpensively. My 10# model was $40.00 from the post office and a 5# model will be somewhat less.
Just figure out where the running line meets the rear taper coil that portion up and weigh it, then multiply that times 437.5 for the grain weight. Take care, MJC
 
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