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Default Re: Species specific fly lines

Too much emphasis, hence miss-information, is placed on fly lines names. A favorite example is SA's "Expert Distance Taper", a line that is not a big seller because the consumer says; a. I'm no expert, b. I rarely cast more than 50'...I don't need that line. In reality it is an extended head, long rear taper line ideal for accurate presentations and controlled in air and on water mending. The new owners should rename it, "Presentation Taper". I like both SA's and RIO's Bonefish line and I use it bonefishing but also for stripped bass on the flats and albies in autumn when the air and water are still warm. I love RIO's Tarpon line in smaller #8 and 9 sizes as a flats line too...even when no tarpon are being fished for.

Go by taper design and weight distribution in lines to match casting and fly size applications and forget the names the marketers dream up.
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