ARC Fly Line Care

Keep it clean

ARC fly lines are built to last and perform under the most demanding fishing conditions, but like any piece of gear they can always benefit from a good cleaning from time-to-time.

Start by mixing a small amount of liquid dish detergent with warm water in a sink. Then strip the line from your reel into the water and let it soak for a few minutes to loosen any surface dirt and grime. Once the line has soaked for two-to-three minutes, replace the soapy water with clean, warm water and gently swish the line around to rinse away any soap residue.

After rinsing, re-wind the line back onto the reel while pulling it through a clean dry towel (Preferably microfiber). Squeezing the line too tightly can create flat spots, so only use light pressure during the rewinding process.  Be careful not to rewind the line too tightly to prevent reel set or memory.

Memory problems solved

All fly lines develop some degree of memory over time depending on the type of core and core diameter as well as the hardness and thickness of the coating. Stretching your line lightly before your first cast will help minimize line memory.  Do not stretch the line and then rewind it onto the reel if you aren’t headed out for a day on the water.  The rewound line will contract on the reel making the memory problem worse.

All ARC fresh and saltwater fly lines are built around our 6% low-stretch Response Core, making them less susceptible to developing memory and reel set than lines manufactured with traditional cores.

Twisting is only good on bottle caps

Over time, roll casting as well as casting two-hand and tropical lines can lead to line twisting, a frustrating problem that causes distance-robbing tangles.

Removing twists from a line is relatively easy. Since the thinner diameter running line section of WF lines tend to twist more than the head, start by casting the line and then retrieving it until a loop of about 4′ of line hangs between the reel and the first guide.  If the loop is twisted back on itself, the line is twisted.

Then remove the reel from the reel seat and twist the reel in the opposite direction to the twists until the loop hangs down with out twist.  Reel the untwisted line back onto the reel and repeat the process of creating and untwisting loops until you get to the belly section of the line.  Twisting problem solved.