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Old 06-28-2013, 09:21 PM
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Default Saltwater and freshwater

Hey I just picked up a 9ft 8wt for light saltwater and bass fishing and was wondering what is the best line to get that I can use in both. Fishing off the coast of Maine and nh and just ponds and lakes for bass.




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Old 06-28-2013, 10:57 PM
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What are the locals using there? Did you get any recommendations from a local shop?

My gut feeling is to get a head heavy weight forward line like a bass taper. It will allow you to kick over large flies. The core should be versatile enough for your warm water conditions and the cooler coastal waters.

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Rio Outbound.
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I'm using a Jim Teeny Big Fly taper WF line and I'm very pleased with it. It'll handle large bass bugs and saltwater flies for you easily.
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Default Re: Saltwater and freshwater

I use regular WF line, In fact I use cheap $10 factory seconds.
For salt water I always overline to compensate for the wind and bulky flies but even with bass lines way I customize my lines to the rod.
Weight forward lines have a level section of 6" - 8" inches or more of a level tip in front of the forward taper. Trimming this back moves the "weight forward" - "forward" fundamentally turning a regular weight forward into a bass or saltwater taper.
You can do this a bit at a time "tuning" your line to the the rod or just wack a chunk off and hope for the best (like me )

Like I said, I do this to lines that I pick up cheap. I wouldn't think to recommend this for a $60-$100 line. But then..... I don't need those kind of lines
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Watch eBay for bargains, if you're so inclined. I picked up a Scientific Anglers WF line off eBay for my 6-wt rod this week. $15 and free shipping. Just spooled it onto the reel tonight; weather permitting I might try it tomorrow.
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Wood river almost has it right...rio outbound SHORT.....is the one.
But I'm in Maine and do have a new in the box cortland precision striped bass WF9F for sale ....$35 delivered.
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