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Old 08-03-2009, 01:09 PM
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I'm looking for a new line for my 9wt(TFO professional). I want a line that will turn over large flys for bass fishing. I fish in the deep south where it is very hot during the summer. My question is whether I should get the Tropical version of the line vs the coldwater version. I also do some salt water fishing, so why not get the salt water tropical line? Any reason why this might be a bad move even though I'll be using it it fresh water a lot? Or should I get two lines. Thanks
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Hi Rusty,
I've been thinking about this one over the past few days. The only issue is that the core of the Warmwater Clouser may be too stiff. I would go ahead and get. Fish it for a day. If you feel that the line cast well, you got yourself a winner. If it doesn't, you'll need another line.

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Hi Rustyhook,

I know what you mean about the hot weather. This has been a really hot summer here in Florida. I think the Tropical line would absolutely be the best choice for summer. But, it may not be as good during the winter. The fly line manufactures make the saltwater lines with a stiffer core so they don't wimp out in the hot tropical weather and water. Using it in fresh or salt is not as important as the temperature. I just bought a 9wt line for Bass fishing and I got a saltwater line. Its been so hot that I haven't tried it yet.

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:49 AM
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Guys...thanks for your comments. I agree with you. I plan to use this rod in the salt too so getting the tropical line and then getting another line for cold weather might be the best idea. This rod(TFO 9wt) is considered Med-fast. I used it last winter in Belize with a 10wt line a friend gave me as I was struggling with casting into the heavy winds. Recently I went back to My wF9wt line(a cheapy that came on it originally) and I think the lighter line might be more appropriate for the action. The Clouser is a half size larger than the assigned wt of the line. I'm trying to decide if I need this extra wt. I probably just need casting lessons! thanks
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