04-19-2014, 11:04 AM
2 lines for Hardy Zenith 9' 6wt
I need two fly lines. One, a floating line. The other, a sink tip/head streamer line. I would like to have any suggestions you may have. This will primarily be a trout rod. It could very well see some bass as well.
The floating line would primarily be used for throwing nymph rigs, large terrestrials and streamers. It would be nice if I could hang onto some of the roll casting and delicate presentation characteristics of a line with a longer rear taper. It would also be nice to be able to throw the occasional dry fly and roll cast my way out of a tight spot if I get into one. I "think", but don't know that the Zenith in this weight prefers a half size heavy fly line which complicates the decision for me. I'm a fan of the SA trout taper, but don't think this line in a 6wt would be the right choice for this rod and may not have enough of a head to handle larger bugs. Other lines currently on my list are the Rio Gold and SA textured GPX. I generally gravitate toward the textured lines for their ease in roll casting, mending, etc. These are just a few of my thoughts. Please feel free to offer your own.
I'm open to any suggestions on a sink tip or head streamer line. I was thinking something in a 200 grain head would be the way to go. I really don't know if this is the right decision or not.
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. While I own a number of other lines, these will be my first in a 6wt. So I can't experiment. I don't own any sink tip/head streamer lines - at least not that I've had the chance to fish yet. For a new 8wt, I bought a sinking line and the Versitip II setup. I just haven't fished them yet.
EDIT: it may be possible that some of this has already been discussed. If I missed a previous post that would be relevant, please point me in that direction. Thanks!
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Last edited by ts47; 04-19-2014 at 12:01 PM.