01-17-2011, 10:19 PM
Re: Fly Line for Orvis Superfine Trout Bum 3-wt. rod
Some great suggestions here. I don't know where else one could get this level of expert advice.
Estrother, I always order at least two fly lines for each reel I have. In this case, I ordered with the rod an on-sale Orvis Hy-Flote Extra Silver Label WF Floating 3-wt. Don't know anything about this line, but the price was definitely right for a WF line that I expect to use as a back-up to the double-taper I'm looking for for delicate presentations using roll-casting primarily (recognizing that many say that the first several dozen feet of line being cast doesn't make a difference in roll-casting capability between DT & WF).
Mikel, interesting concept. I'm now wondering if my several 4-wt. lines - bought for an entirely-different-use rod (my ZG Helios 104-4 Tip Flex 9.5, which I bought for tailwater nymphing) - might work for this 3-wt. rod intended for tight cover small stream conditions for spooky trout: Orvis Wonderline Gen.3 Power Taper WF4 & Orvis Wonderline Gen.3 WF4F Trout Easy Mend.
R Reese, this Cortland Sylk line gets a lot of positive reviews. I gather it's an imitation silk. Like the Wulff recommendation (below), these seem to be state-of-the-art new concept fly lines.
MP (Denis), interesting recommendations. I have used and like both Rio and SA lines. Interestingly enough, your suggestion (albeit untested) of Wulff Triangle Taper lines turned up a whole bunch of very positive reviews. What was particularly interesting about the Wulff was its great turnover characteristics, due no doubt to its unique taper characteristics. Carefully looking at your two prime recommendations, I'm edging toward the SA rather than the Rio, if only for price.
This will be a tough decision, but one with a lot of good advice - thanks, guys.
On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .