Originally Posted by fredaevans
Thanks for the line tip kwb; off to Google.
Edit: I like that line! 100' with a 65' head, etc. Need a new 7wt line for my Sage XP. Think I've found 'My Boy.'
I think this line would excel for dry line steelhead fishing, I plan to try one this Summer on my seven...
Just for the heck of it I messed around with a long lead and soft hackles on my five, it was nice, very nice...
One thing you may think about, if you plan on carrying a lot of line outside the tip, under-lining the rod...
The BOSS Taper follows AFFTA standards regarding the first 30', but obviously with such a long head if you start talking 50'+ outside the rod tip and you are fishing a 5 wt BOSS on a 5wt rod, the line becomes more like a 6 wt or 7 wt line as an example.
5wt BOSS at 30' is 140 grains
6wt BOSS at 30' is 160 grains
Under normal fishing circumstances I would never really see under-lining being necessary, unless you were doing something which long casts were the norm like swinging flies on a dry line for steelhead can require, then I would likely under-line by one weight with this line. Maybe some long distance dead drifting of dries under-lining would be nice as well. Have yet to run into any circumstances that would fit that bill, not doing much dead drifting of dries in the Winter
You get the point. Hope that helps!