05-17-2010, 11:24 AM
Re: 9 WT Line
Cost is not an issue: Rio Outbound Short WF9F. $74.95
Cost as an issue: Rio Mainstream Bass Pike Panfish WF10F. $39.95 (I think)
Without a doubt, the Rio Outbound Short is the best big fly fly line on the market. It will load up a rod a lot more than the standard floating fly lines since it is uplined by two sizes. The WF9F is basically a WF11F. It was developed to throw the largest, nastiest, wind resistant flies available.
The Rio Mainstream Bass Pike Bluegill line is a good low cost alternative. It uses the Rio Clouser taper, but it lacks the higher dollar coatings. The line is uplined by one. A WF9F is a WF10F. For most casters using a 9 weight rod, a WF10F line is recommended to throw the biggest and the nastiest of wind resistant flies. That way you can get the load of a WF10F line.
If you can swing it, the Rio Outbound Short is the ticket. This is the line that Northern California Black Bass and Striped Bass fishermen are using to throw their nasty bass bugs.
If you can't swing it, the Rio Mainstream Bass Pike Bluegill line is a good alternative. The Clouser line taper was the taper to have before the Outbound Short came along.
Last edited by MoscaPescador; 10-23-2012 at 11:17 AM.
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