Originally Posted by williamhj
The 'need' driving this is the company's need to make money. If they can convince folks to buy a different taper for every different fish, then hey, why not make them? If they can make money off it, good for them, and maybe somebody thinks it helps.
It may help but is it worth $75??? I'll give you an example, I have atleast one rod in every Wt from a 1-11 and lines to match them. I use a 6wt when I fish largemouth Bass. A "Bass" line with and aggressive tapper will certainly help me turm over poppers and big flies, but a 7WT line will do the same thing. I used the same 6wt when I Carp fish. A "Carp" line has a much less aggressive taper giving it a softer presentation. Guess what? I get the same presentation when I use a 5WT on the 6wt rod. Why buy a species specific line when you probably already own a line that will give you the same results?