Q. Does it come with loops? A. Yes, tiny welded loops. 2 mm wide.
Q. How do I attach my tippet?A. Use the welded loops to tie using the knot of your choice.
Q. What leader / tippet should I use? A. There is no hard and fast rule. These are guidelines. The JL Dry Fly has part of the leader built into it. For super delicate casting in calm conditions just add 5' of level tippet. We use 0.12mm for most of our fishing. If it's windy, add 4' of 0.26mm to the fly line, as a butt section. Then add your desired tippet to make a 9' 'tapered' leader. Do not use shop bought tapered leaders. They are too thick, too shiny and too wiry. Use Sunray Hybrid Tippet.
Q. What rod should I use? A. Due to the long front taper, the JLP works best with a rod longer than 9'. Any through action #1,#2,#3,#4 or #5 rod over 9' will work extremely well. Available in June, The Sunray Volition JL rod was specifically designed by Jeremy for use with this line. Subscribe to our newsletter to pre-order. For shorter rods use the Stuart Crofts Dry Fly.
Q. The weights look light for their AFTM's. What weight should I buy for my rod? A. If you have a #3 rod, buy a #3 line for instance. Yes, they are physically light but they still load fully due to the physics involved.
Q. How do I maintain the line? A. They are guaranteed for 1 year. However, It's a very thin line. You do need to take that into account. They may not withstand the usual treading on, being dragged through bushes etc. Applying some mucilin to the tip will improve floatation. It won't harm the line. A wipe with a cloth sprayed with silicone periodically will also keep it clean and slick.
Q. What is the core strength & how sensitive is it? A. The core is 8% stretch braid 12lb. Because the line is 10-20% thinner, the overall mass is greatly reduced. This makes it significantly easier for the fish to move the line. This means less resistance to fish when they feel the fly and greatly increased sensitivity to the angler.
Q. Do I need a special reel? A. No, although the line does takes up about half the space as a comparable line. You can increase the mount of backing, or the diameter of your backing if you want a full spool. In reality we do neither. The line has very little memory. We enjoy the extra space between the line and cage knowing that it will never jam on a fish .
Q. How have you made a line so thin, still load the rod and still float? A. We use smaller particle size microspheres, less of them and superhydrophobic coatings. This makes the line swim as well as float, just like the old silk lines. Except our lines will never need drying or floatant applying