Re: what line conditioner
all good points to be sure! actually, i just replaced the fly line and backing, and even sent the reel to orvis so they could go over it good. i use a double tapered 2 wt. which is very small at the end, so not much surface tension there. i think you're right about giving it a good cleaning. the zip juice, (dawn detergent?), did the best job of removing the debris. i've used it up, but i think i'll just dilute some dish washing detergent to make my own.