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Old 12-25-2014, 08:36 PM
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hey guys i was wondering what fly line you would recommend for me... i recently received an echo carbon 7'6" 3 weight and a redington drift 2/3 reel to go with it i will mainly be fishing smaller streams... i was thinking about going for the rio gold but i would like to hear your opinions on other types of line. also is there a certain kind of backing that you would recommend?
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I like the Orvis Hydros line, I'm not a Orvis person but their line is off the charts. I switched 4 reels to the Hydros line in my opinion its worth the extra money. I've never tried the gelspun backing materials I only used 12lb Dacron on 4 wts and lighter, 20 lb Dacron on my 5 and 6 wts, and 30 lb on my 8 wt I dont really know how it preforms I've never had a fish take me into the backing
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hey guys i was wondering what fly line you would recommend for me... i recently received an echo carbon 7'6" 3 weight and a redington drift 2/3 reel to go with it i will mainly be fishing smaller streams... i was thinking about going for the rio gold but i would like to hear your opinions on other types of line. also is there a certain kind of backing that you would recommend?
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Get on Sierra Trading Post's mailing list and the wait for a good coupon day. They've been selling Airflo's new SuperDri Elite lines for as low as $30. It'll be the best line you ever used, and since it's made of polyurethane instead of PVC you won't have to buy a new line for the next 4 or 5 seasons.
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Get on Sierra Trading Post's mailing list and the wait for a good coupon day. They've been selling Airflo's new SuperDri Elite lines for as low as $30. It'll be the best line you ever used, and since it's made of polyurethane instead of PVC you won't have to buy a new line for the next 4 or 5 seasons.
Shoot, you got me excited, just popped over there . . . No Elite.

You might check on Orvis Superfine in that wt, been on sale on the Orvis site. I have it on my 3wt, very nice.
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Airflo Super-Dri Elite Trout Fly Line - 90

I am seeing it, and plenty in stock.
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Shoot, you got me excited, just popped over there . . . No Elite.

You might check on Orvis Superfine in that wt, been on sale on the Orvis site. I have it on my 3wt, very nice.
Pop back. I see them in 3,4,5,and 6-weights. $49 without a coupon; still a good deal. If you're on their list you'll get daily emails with "deal flyer" coupons which are well worth checking.
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rio gold
It's a great fly line, it cost a little more but you can't go wrong.

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Rio Gold or Orvis Superfine line would be my choice with the Gold as my first choice for most rods other than full flex.
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Can anyone compare the Scientific Anglers SharkWave with the Rio Gold or Orvis Hydros?
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hey guys i was wondering what fly line you would recommend for me... i recently received an echo carbon 7'6" 3 weight and a redington drift 2/3 reel to go with it i will mainly be fishing smaller streams... i was thinking about going for the rio gold but i would like to hear your opinions on other types of line. also is there a certain kind of backing that you would recommend?
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Whatever you buy, my preference in a 3 wt is to buy a DT rather than a WF fly line. I doubt you would routinely need the longer casts of a WF in those small streams and with a 7.5 ft rod 3 wt rod class. How often are you going to be casting over 40 feet (7.5 ft rod + 30 ft fly line + 7.5 ft leader).

See this thread on why I use a DT for lower line wts and see if it applies to you.

DT or WF for my 2wt
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