Felt Pen mark

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Does anyone know what will remove a felt pen mark from a fly line?
Not sure I would risk anything solvent based on a flyline. Why do you need to remove it ? Some of mine aren't marked in exactly the right place but it doesn't take long to adjust how much you strip in.

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Non anti persperant deoderant removes it.
Edit.. not tried it on fly line but removes it from everything else.

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Cover it with a coloured pen(permanent sharpie) obviously Dougie, red or close as you can get to the line colour. I wouldn't try to remove for fear of damaging the line.
 

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Not sure I would risk anything solvent based on a flyline. Why do you need to remove it ? Some of mine aren't marked in exactly the right place but it doesn't take long to adjust how much you strip in.

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It has bled onto other parts of an expensive Speyline, the line has a colour change so don't know why it was required?
 
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Non anti persperant deoderant removes it.
Edit.. not tried it on fly line but removes it from everything else.

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It's called the lynx effect it also helps in luring female salmon to your fly 😜.
 
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Not sure I would risk anything solvent based on a flyline. Why do you need to remove it ? Some of mine aren't marked in exactly the right place but it doesn't take long to adjust how much you strip in.
I agree with this. I wouldn't trust anything that might remove spirit-based felt pen not to affect the line's coating.

Back in the days before dual colour fly lines became the norm, I used to mark the loading point with a permanent marker. But it always needed to be redone periodically, so if you just fish with the line you'll probably find that it fades over time.

In any case, I doubt the fish will mind!
 
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WD40 should work, methylated spirit as already mentioned, but avoid anything containing acetone.
 

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I put markers on all my lines, even though most are dual colour nowadays. I am colour blind which can make things difficult, plus fishing with sun in your eyes can be hard to see the loading point. I usually put a marker at the head and another at the reel end.

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