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db cooper 03-27-2012 01:14 PM

In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
What do you all recomend for a DT5. Any experience with the Cortland 444 peach? Give me some ideas folks! I want good flotation, durability, and all that good stuff. Its going on my primary trout rod so it will see a lot of use!:punk:

Hardyreels 03-27-2012 01:38 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
Hi Coop,

I have a bunch of Scientific Angler Mastery DT lines in either gray or olive. They are of moderate cost and from all that I can report are fine lines.

jpbfly 03-27-2012 01:55 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
Coop,will second my friend Ard:)got some SA Mastery and Supra lines...fine lines with which you can fish for long...I fish at least once a week all year long...the Supra are less expensive.;)

stl_geoff 03-27-2012 02:40 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
I have some Rio Gold and its just brilliant. the GPX isnt a bad line either.

caseywise 03-27-2012 03:14 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
i really like the airflo ridge fly lines. very slick casting and very supple.
another one i've had luck with is the sage performance II lines(made by rio).

casey

Hardyreels 03-27-2012 03:35 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jpbfly (Post 421732)
Coop,will second my friend Ard:)got some SA Mastery and Supra lines...fine lines with which you can fish for long...I fish at least once a week all year long...the Supra are less expensive.;)

JP,

Can you tell we're old guys :D SA all the way, DT lines always, stuck in their ways... etc. ;)

jpbfly 03-27-2012 03:44 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardyreels (Post 421790)
JP,

Can you tell we're old guys :D SA all the way, DT lines always, stuck in their ways... etc. ;)

Won't tell anything:D....we're used or second hand(not sure second is the right word:rolleyes:)...but nearly mint condition:D:D:D

zeolite 03-27-2012 04:12 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
Back in the UK we were very well served by small producers who sell good quality cheap lines. I used Cortland 333s until these guys got my money. For a dryfly line I would choose a Wildfisher Heron DT but a Barrio is just as good. Don't be fooled by the prices (1.63 dollars to the pound BTW) these are no frills lines but the frills are marketing and packaging.
Check out the links.

http://www.flylines.org/

http://www.wildfisher.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=7292.0

Barrio Fly Lines

If there was enough interest I would get some sent over. I should also say at this point I have no financial connection with any of these three guys although I have met them personally.

I do need lines myself as I didn't bring nearly enough tackle over when I moved here (no surprise there eh?) so I intend to get some sent over anyway. If anyone else is interested post here or pm me and I will think it over.

wt bash 03-27-2012 08:15 PM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
I definitly enjoy the DT I picked up and its yet another SA Mastery in buckskin but the good old 444 feels pretty good on my lighter rods as well, tons of control.

kibby 03-28-2012 02:10 AM

Re: In need of a DT5...whats the best?
 
Just got the SA Mastery for my wife's rod, and I got to admit its pretty nice. I'll probably go with that for my new 5wt, or maybe even the Wulff Ambush.


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