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Old 06-15-2009, 10:55 AM
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Is there any fly lines that work better than otheres on different rods? I plan to purchase a 4wt 7'6''-8'6'' Ovis Clearwater II, with an orvis battenkill MA reel for 3-5wt. I will be on small streams most of the time. I am considering the Cabelas Prestige WF floating 4wt line, and 5x leader, and using the standard 4 thru 7x tippet. Is this a good set-up or am I getting it wrong? Thanks in advance for any help and comments.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:14 PM
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Hi Mnflyfish.

I don't know the Cabela's Prestige WF floating. It is probably made overseas and would not be my choice. I think the RIO Selective Trout II Fly Line would be a better choice.

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Sorry, never tried a Cabelas line. In your case, I'd recommend a SA Master Trout or Rio Selective Trout line in a double taper. To be reallistic, you won't be aeriallizing a bunch of line, so you don't need a weight forward line. Double taper lines roll cast better which is important for smaller streams.

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Cabelas prestige plus is made in the u.s
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Interesting thread, this, and timely in my case. I've got a ZG Helios 10' 4-weight tip flex 9.5 rod coming in, and am looking for a suitable fly line for it. I bought the rod for fishing technical tailwaters like the San Juan and Guadalupe among others, thinking that its length and light weight (2.5 oz.) would aid in "high stick" nymphing and mending of line for all flies. The Rio Selective Trout II looks to be a good candidate, but am still wondering about whether to go for Double Taper instead of my usual Weight Forward, not only because of what I've heard to be easier roll casting, but also because I would expect presentations might be lighter. Any thoughts on this, and for that matter, are there other fly lines I should be looking at (one that comes to mind is the Orvis Trout Easy Mend Wonderline Generation 3 Fly Line)?
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Your average double taper and weight forward lines are for all intents and purposes exactly the same for the first 30' (or so)
One does not land lighter than the other, nor does one roll cast easier
It's after the initial taper where the difference lies.
The weight forward will shoot line better and the DT may roll cast better at a distance.
The DT is also reversible for added value

I can't recommend a specific line.... I use $10 factory seconds
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Your average double taper and weight forward lines are for all intents and purposes exactly the same for the first 30' (or so)
One does not land lighter than the other, nor does one roll cast easier
It's after the initial taper where the difference lies.
The weight forward will shoot line better and the DT may roll cast better at a distance.
The DT is also reversible for added value

I can't recommend a specific line.... I use $10 factory seconds


When I started using a higher end floating line years ago, I was surprised to find what a difference it made in both my casting distance and accuracy. for some of us, a better line does help. Maybe more so for beginners?
Where does one find $10 factory seconds fly lines?
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Where does one find $10 factory seconds fly lines?
http://fortackle.com/
They're $9.50 actually...... 3 for $22.50 and free shipping, last I knew
I have 8 of them, no problems
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Default Re: wich line works best?

I am relatively new to fly fishing but all the reviews I have seen (and magazine picks) are either 3M Scientific Anglers Series line or Rio lines.
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