I know it is another sharkskin line thread, but I have decided that I am going to give it a try. I don't care what it will do to my guides, I need to buy new rods anyway.
And as for hurting my fingers, I think I can get over that, as long as I can cast farther and smoother in the process.
Anyway, what I was wondering about was the different freshwater lines and two different ones, in particular. The Trout taper, and the GPX line.
I think that I am going to buy an 8wt. rod sometime soon to help me out with all the wind and such here and help reel in those big fish this summer.
On the GPX link
, it has the diffrent sizes of line and whatnot in a table at the bottom. The 8wt line is asterisk'd and it says that "dry tip sizes 8 and above."
What does that mean? What is the 'dry tip?' And why do the 8wt and up not need it?
For the trout taper, I was just wondering what the diffrence is between it and the GPX. I see on the trout taper link
that it is a different type of weight forward line and I was wondering why it is diffrent and what advantages it would have to have this?
I'm going to be fishing for bass, bluegill, carp, catfish, and fish like that. But it wouldn't be unrealistic for me to randomly take a trip down to the Ozarks or to Bennett Springs for a day or two if I felt like it.
What would you suggest?
So many questions, sorry guys.
Thanks a ton for the advice in advance,