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Fly Lines #15806611 02/18/21
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I was looking at my floating fly line today. I think the one on my reel is an old Mastery with a lot of miles on it. Seeing that time has left me by, what are considered excellent fly lines in this day and age? I think it is time to cash in some Cabelas points.

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Re: Fly Lines [Re: cclarkblues] #15812069 02/19/21
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Interested to hear suggestions also. Due to replace a couple WF floating lines myself.

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I just replaced two Wolff Triangle Tapers with two more of the same. Been using them for about thirty years now and still happy with them.


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I fish both SA and RIo lines. Even Cortland, Airflo etc make good lines. Don’t buy the cheap one! Clean it occasionally and don’t step on it all the time.

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I prefer Rio.


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Depends on the rod and what you want to do...

Rio Gold is a great all around taper, but it is also .5 line weight heavy. So a Gold 5 weight is really a 5.5 weight.

If you want a true-to-weight line for a softer rod, Rio Lightline or Scientific Anglers Trout taper are both fantastic.

I prefer Rio products but have some Scientific Anglers as well. Keep whatever line clean, free of chemicals and it'll last a good while.

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Should have specified that it will be used on a 6 wt. Helios rod (original series) which is fairly fast action, will probably get a weight forward line to better cast in the wind here in Montana and will be using it for both dries and nymphs, maybe once in a while a streamer. I have never had a Rio line, what do you like about them?

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Originally Posted by GuideGun
Depends on the rod and what you want to do...

Rio Gold is a great all around taper, but it is also .5 line weight heavy. So a Gold 5 weight is really a 5.5 weight.

If you want a true-to-weight line for a softer rod, Rio Lightline or Scientific Anglers Trout taper are both fantastic.

I prefer Rio products but have some Scientific Anglers as well. Keep whatever line clean, free of chemicals and it'll last a good while.


+1.

Couldn't have said any of it better.

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