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Old 07-09-2013, 12:49 AM
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I'll be fishing in the Tampa area at the end of August and was wondering if I will need a tropical line in the heat, or can I use what I already have?

I currently have a 300-grain S/A Streamer Express and a 9-wt. Rio Versi Tip line with interchangeable 15-ft heads. I also have the Sage largemouth bass taper line.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:59 AM
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I suspect it will depend on how you're fishing. If you're boat fishing with a pile of line lying on the boat deck, ready to shoot, for a long time while you scout for a fish, the line will get quite hot in the sun and you may want a tropical line.

OTOH, if you're wading and your line is in the water most of the time, it won't get too hot and what you have will probably be fine.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:11 AM
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1/2, Thanks. That makes sense. I'll be doing a bit of both, so I might need to get a tropical floating line just in case.
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I'd recommend you get a tropical line. The construction/coatings on a cold and hot water line are very different.
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Fred,

I appreciate the advice. Are they designed differently to withstand the heat, or is there something else to them?

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:06 PM
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Fred,

I appreciate the advice. Are they designed differently to withstand the heat, or is there something else to them?

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Honestly can't answer that question, Call-E-mail RIO. They'll give you the answer. Coatings I know are very different, interior's I really don't know.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:25 PM
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Thanks Fred. I'll contact them and find out.

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Ask for "Simon G," he designs most (all?) of their fly lines. Understand why Sage purchased the Company; he was part of the package? You'd be hard pressed to meet a finer Gentleman.

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I just order an Outbound short tropical floating line in 8 wt. and an Outbound short tropical intermediate line in 9 wt. I'm looking forward to putting them to the test soon.

Thanks for the advice.

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I use a few of the Outbound lines but haven't tried the tropical version. Do do you like them?
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