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Default Why doesn't Scientific Anglers publish the 30' weight of their lines?

Seriously.

I'm looking at their mastery siries bass bug and pike lines and want to compare them to what I already have. They have taper info but no info about weight.
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Default Re: Why doesn't Scientific Anglers publish the 30' weight of their lines?

They do for some of their lines, but not all...

Maybe if you listed what lines you are comparing them to, someone could give you a comparison...
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Default Re: Why doesn't Scientific Anglers publish the 30' weight of their lines?

Email SA tech support. But I'm sure they will tell you that they conform to the AFTMA "standards" for that weight line.
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Default Re: Why doesn't Scientific Anglers publish the 30' weight of their lines?

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Email SA tech support. But I'm sure they will tell you that they conform to the AFTMA "standards" for that weight line.
except that some of their lines are 1/2 over. I just don't know which and don't understand why they can't just publish the info like RIO does.
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Default Re: Why doesn't Scientific Anglers publish the 30' weight of their lines?

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except that some of their lines are 1/2 over. I just don't know which and don't understand why they can't just publish the info like RIO does.
The only way to know, is get the line and use a grain scale. ALL fly lines from all companies will vary in weight from one line to another of the same model/weight. To say all 7 weight Outbound lines weigh x amount of grains is not true because they will vary to some degree. There is no way to get each line to weigh exactly the same, they just get close...

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The only way to know, is get the line and use a grain scale. ALL fly lines will vary in weight from one line to another of the same model/weight...

The idea that I need to spend $80 on a line just to find out what it weighs is stupid as hell. What is this, Obamacare?
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The idea that I need to spend $80 on a line just to find out what it weighs is stupid as hell. What is this, Obamacare?
The idea you have put forth more effort on this forum complaining about it when you could have made a phone call to SA and found out sounds....

I was honestly trying to help you bud, you never mentioned what lines you were trying to compare them to???

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The idea you have put forth more effort on this forum complaining about it when you could have made a phone call to SA and found out sounds....
I posted one question 5 weeks ago, nobody responded, I forgot about it.

every once in awhile someone brings it back up and I respond.

I've put no work into this thread.
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Default Re: Why doesn't Scientific Anglers publish the 30' weight of their lines?

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I posted one question 5 weeks ago, nobody responded, I forgot about it.

every once in awhile someone brings it back up and I respond.

I've put no work into this thread.
How many digits would you type into the phone to call SA and get the lowdown?

How many digits have you typed into this thread?

See what I am getting at? You asked a question why SA doesn't do something, obviously only they can answer that...

Not trying to harp on ya, but honestly, give them a call if you really want to know, my guess is, you will get more info than you could ever imagine...

Also, just an FYI, they do post the grain weight of the SA Textured Titan Taper and based on the fact you are looking at the Pike and Bass taper, that Titan taper may be of interest to you, it is an amazing fly line...

You never did mention what lines you were trying to compare them to, I have used a lot of fly lines and could have possibly gave you a good comparison, I have used that Bass Bug Taper by SA, a lot...

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Default Re: Why doesn't Scientific Anglers publish the 30' weight of their lines?

I agree Mudbug. I was going through the same thing. Rio (on most of their lines) has the 30 ft. and total head grain weight listed. I called SA a few weeks back and they couldn't get someone on the phone to give me an answer. The lady I spoke with told me it was all listed in the catalog. She sent me one and it was not listed. The actual grain weight is everything. Most of their lines do fall within AFTMA numbers but it is still nice to know the actual grain weight of the specific line before purchase. As far as the Rio comment, the Tropical Outbound is an integrated shooting head line. Most people using shooting heads go two sizes heavy on a 30 ft head attached with loops to their running line so Rio did just that only without the loops or knots to click and bind up in the guides, and the 30 ft. grain weight is clearly listed in the specs.
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