Fished w/a guy out west last year who does what CK recommends every time he goes fishin' (stretch the whole line).
I did just this the other day w/a warm water line I have on a reel, and it did help some, like the 1st 50' but still had coils in longer cast, doubt I could get out over 65' w/that line.
I have a cold water Rio Outbound short S1 on my 8wt I used yesterday absolutely coil free cast like a dream, w/out stretching a bit pre-cast. I love that line :yes:.
Capt. what is flaking never heard that one?