When it comes to fly fishing tools and tackle, there’s little more important than the right line. Fly lines and fly fishing leaders are an exact science, with water conditions being key to which fly line you choose. Many anglers can spend lots of time working out which fishing line they need on the day, tossing between a line that gives only a delicate impact on the water to one that can handle a larger and stronger fish.
We’ve put together an unrivalled range of fly fishing lines, leaders and tippets as well as lines with a range of densities to suit your fly fishing tactics; float, sinking and sink tip. Always remember that the fly lines weight is what allows the angler to cast the fly - not the weight of lure like in spin fishing. The weight of the fly line is measured in grains and is usually given a number between 1-14 by manufacturers that are then displayed on the packaging.
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Those new to fly angling are well suited to picking a fly line with a weight forward (WF) taper. Picking a floating fly line will make trout fishing easier but a sink-tip line may help when bass or deep nymph fishing. If you are not sure if fly fishing will be for you, instead of purchasing a second line, look at our terminal tackle section for some weights that you can add to your floating line when needing the tip to sink. You can also check out our dedicated section to floating fly lines here.
We offer lines from the top brands in the business, and stock Wychwood, Leeda, Fulling Mill, Greys, and Snowbee, Airflo fly lines, to name just a few of our excellent suppliers. Whether you need fly lines for trout, carp or pike, we have a range of fly lines to suit the fish, so check out our fly lines for sale.