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View Poll Results: 2 weight fly lines
Cabela's prestige plus 2 6.67%
Cortland 444 Clear Creek 6 20.00%
Scientific Anglers XPS 2 6.67%
Scientific Anglers GPX 0 0%
Scientific Anglers Trout 3 10.00%
Rio's Selective Trout 2 7 23.33%
Royal Wulff Triangle Taper 4 13.33%
other 6 20.00%
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:20 PM
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Default 2 weight lines

Hey everybody,

I just bought a new 2 weight and would like some line recomendations.

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I'm going to vote TT, but I give equal weight to Sage Quiet Taper DT in the lighter weights.

I would think you would be more interested in taper options than manufacturers. The only choice in the poll that is taper specific is the TT.
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I have used them all and sold them all at one time, I sell and use rio now..The big thing is if you are going to do alot of roll casting go with a double taper, they cast better on a 2 wt..other wise most lines are so close now its hard to choose one over the other..some are stiffer than others, but all cast the same to me..
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The big thing is if you are going to do alot of roll casting go with a double taper, they cast better on a 2 wt..
I strongly disagree... yes, DT is superior to WF, but not to TT.
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I use one that isn't on the list on my 2 weight. ORVIS Superfine. It is soft, little memory even in the cold, floats great, and smaller diameter so it shoots great even in the wind.
It IS a WF however, but I have NO problems roll casting with it.
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Unless you're roll casting over 30-40', you probably won't tell any difference between a DT and WF.
As for which line for your particular rod, that's hard to answer without knowing a bit more about it. Are you happy with action or do you think it needs a line tweak to speed it up or slow it down? What type of fishing will you be doing... small streams, bluegill?
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Oh woops,

I didnt add a lot of useful information. I will be using the rod for creeks, specifically a small one that i one day will catch one of the elusive twelve inchers out of. This creek i'm talking about is very bushy i have to cast right against the bank and the big ones are shy, ive had a few rise toward my fly and decide somethings up. So it will mostly be used on small creeks and trico hatches.

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Assuming you're happy with the way your rod loads with a true-weight line, he SA XPS would be a good pick with the Rio ST II right there with it.
I'm not sure if the Wulff lines still come with the long, straight tip section that you cut to best accommodate the presentation you need, but Wulff isn't a bad choice either.
All the above have worry-free finishes too. That ain't nothin' but a plus!
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The most important thing with any rod or line is learn to cast accurately, and proficiently. doesn't matter what brand or taper you use ( your choice) learn to use them right. practice..
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I really like the Cortland Clear Creek. Nice casting line with low memory and a decent price.

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