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Default best line for a Hardy Zenith 8'6" 4 wt (4 pc)???

Undecided here........the SA Mastery Textured Series - Trout WF4F or the SA Mastery Series - Trout??? Any experiences with either line?
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Default Re: best line for a Hardy Zenith 8'6" 4 wt (4 pc)???

I like the textured, but like everything else it is personal preference, no such thing as the best.
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Default Re: best line for a Hardy Zenith 8'6" 4 wt (4 pc)???

I have used the Mastery lines since introduced, hard to go wrong with them.

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Default Re: best line for a Hardy Zenith 8'6" 4 wt (4 pc)???

check out Yellowstone Angler website for George Anderson's 4 weight shootout. SA Mastery Trout or the equivalent RIO Gold WF4F line.
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Default Re: best line for a Hardy Zenith 8'6" 4 wt (4 pc)???

I would argue that the SA equivalent, actually it precedes Gold, to the fine RIO line is the Mastery Expert Distance Taper. Ignore the ill chosen name. Like Gold, Distance is an extended head, long rear taper "presentation" style line. I my review in this forum I matched the Zenith 8 1/2'/#4 with SA Mastery Textured Trout(Stalker). Name not withstanding this line is akin and evolutionarily related to Expert Distance not regular Mastery Trout. Names, names, names. This line is a perfect dry fly mate with this rod but Gold and Distance work very well and, if non floating flies might be used with this rod (why?) are more versatile as they have shorter front tapers than Textured's very elongated front taper. I have not tried it but will on the #5, Cortland's new Trout BOSS may be a contender too.
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Default Re: best line for a Hardy Zenith 8'6" 4 wt (4 pc)???

I have the 9' 4wt Zenith and use the SA GPX and it works awesome. Very good at all the ranges I have fished it so far.

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