We've all tried it, on the water, fishing and then we get the line caught in either a rock, barbed wire fence, fishing buddy's nippers or just tramp on itů. Normally that would mean the end to a otherwise good flyline, but there's a way to give that flyline some new life (unless you use it to try and tow your stuck vehicle ;o) )
The needed tools: A lighter, a piece of shrinktube, the damaged flyline, and a piece of coating from a old flyline, here I stripped of some from the end of one.
Insert the flyline and the piece of old coating into the shrinktube. The piece of coating should be a bit longer than the damage
Now start to apply heat gently from one end, letting the shrinktube shrink and catch the flyline and old coating, then gently make sure that the piece of coating is on top of the damage before carrying on with the heat
Then apply heat to get the coatings to melt together, and fuse into one
Remove the shrinktube
And we have a revitalized flyline ready for some more action on the water 8o)