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Old 02-23-2009, 03:03 PM
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I have two rods which need new fly line and was wondering about good matches for these. One is a Scott V2 (listed as a medium action) and the other is a Diamondback Americana (listed as medium fast but feels more on the medium side to me). I am thinking about Cortland Peach 444 or Rio Classic. Are these suitable fly lines?
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...I know the peach is....you might also like the Hook&Hackle line which is nearly identical to the 444 but in an olive color..... and only 30 clams
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Basically just stay away from the heavy ones, like SA's GPX, Rio's Grand, etc. I like SA's Expert Distance because the long taper and long belly helps with presentation, mending and roll casting. And its not extra heavy either.
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Basically just stay away from the heavy ones, like SA's GPX, Rio's Grand, etc. I like SA's Expert Distance because the long taper and long belly helps with presentation, mending and roll casting. And its not extra heavy either.
LL Bean has Expert Distance on sale for a bit over $30 right now (stores only, not catalog).

I like DT and TT for slower rods.
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I use to have that Scott and you are right about medium action. I loved it but so did my Brother, soooooo I gave it to him (what was I thinking!)

I like the Selective Trout II and Orvis Superfine. But I like WF ;-)
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Default Re: Softer rod fly line

One of the things we (Cortland) do with Trout lines is we really concentrate on making lines that stay supple in cold water. This probably costs a bit of distance (stiff lines shoot better). But it makes for a far better FISHING line verse casting line. Supple lines roll cast better, they mend better, and it's easier to put a fly down softer (S cast). The Peach is a great line, if you want a more modern line that does peach one better, I suggest you try Precision Platinum. It cast and roll cast better then Peach (longer belly) and because of the Dyna Tip front section it mends easier and floats higher.
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I briefly owned a Diamondback American 9' 8wt, and it cast just dandy with
cheapy Scientific Anglers line. No 1/2 wt heavier line needed at all. The line
you need depends on what type of fishing you'll be doing. Saltwater?
Bass Bugs? Small stream trout?
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These rods will be used for small/medium trout stream fishing.
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In that case, good ol' Peach 444 works dandy. I've been using Scientific Anglers Mastery Trout lately, and like that as well. I just can't say I've ever
had a bad day with Cortland 444. Now Cortland Lazerline.....That's a whole
different ball of wax: memory, twists too easily. I threw it in the trash.
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