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Old 02-21-2006, 10:44 AM
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Default What type of fly line do you use most ?

I was wondering what type of fly line do most of you use the most ?

Of all your setups on each of your rods what is your preference ?

Weight forward, double taper, sink tip ?????

I know that some of this depends on what you are fishing for, conditions &
whether you want the fly up or down in the water column.

Most of my setups are with WF double taper. I like the option of reversing my fly line if I find a nick or cut rather than buying a new line. It seems to me that it is a better buy & you get more use from a double taper.

My steelhead rod ( Thomas & Thomas 7wt 10' ) has two setups a WF7 & a
sink tip & I usually take both with me in the water.

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Old 02-21-2006, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

I use a WFF line 95% of the time. I can think of a few rods where I could get away with a DT line, but I'm prone to casting too far most every time I go out. (by this i mean over 45' with a 3wt rod. some would say 70' with my 4wt counts too, but oh well) I avoid DT lines because once I got past 35' with that 3wt line I would have quite a lot of wt out there for such a light rod. I've got two teeny type lines, but add a Rio sinking leader to a floating line much more often than I use either of the teenys.
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

Keeping in mind, I am a novice flyfisher. My experience is limited, so is my casting. I use a WFF line most often. I started use the Scientific Anglers Mastery XXD and have really enjoyed it. I have used a few others and can see a difference. Weight forward floating for me.
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

I use WF floating fly line. This might be a good Poll to setup. How 'bout it Steve. Can you set this up as a Poll question with some of the following options.

1. WF F
2. WF I
3. WF S
4. DT F
5. DT I
6. DT S
7. ST F
8. ST I
9. ST S

etc...
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

Lets see.. There really is no simple answer to that. The line you use is determined by numerous factors. As a general rule I use:

WF Floating for dries and very shallow water.
Either a Intermediate sink or a sinktip line for subsurface shallow flies
Full sink for deep water
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

Cortland 444 Peach DT all the way, I do have a SA Ultra 4 in a 4wt DT that is like butter..so smooth.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

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Lets see.. There really is no simple answer to that. The line you use is determined by numerous factors. As a general rule I use:

WF Floating for dries and very shallow water.
Either a Intermediate sink or a sinktip line for subsurface shallow flies
Full sink for deep water
I should ad that if I could only use one line ond only one line, it would have to be s clear Intermediate sinking line..
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:48 PM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

Really like the Airflo 40+ extreme distance lines, both in
weight forward floating and sinking tip. Have a couple of
Cortland 555 lines, one is WF8F rocket taper, the other
DT7F. Good lines.Have a 5 weight Sage strung with one of
the 40+ lines (WF5F), the other rod, a Reddington Red fly
8 weight is strung with a 40+ WF7I. Have been thinking
about one of the Triangle Taper lines by Wulff. Any comments
on the Wulff Triangle Taper line would be appreciated. Cheers,


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Old 02-23-2006, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

Snuffy,

I’ve had a bit of experience with the Triangle Taper and am more than satisfied with the performance. It shines in roll casting. That follows because Lee Wulff, the designer, believed that a heavier section of line was required to turnover a lighter section effectively and efficiently, not the other way around. Hence, the Triangle Taper tapers in weight from heavy to light over most of its length.

For distance, it is also a good line; however, I personally would favor a very good weight forward line such as SA’s Mastery Bonefish if it came to a contest.

But for long roll casts, it’s great – so great, you have to watch for overcasts. That’s a cast that produces a situation where the line closest to the rod’s tip sinks back into the surface film before the forward roll has been completed. With a sinker, that’s a fatal error if you try to lift into the backcast…

My favorite application – whether fresh or saltwater – is using a Triangle Taper Intermediate.

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Old 02-23-2006, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: What type of fly line do you use most ?

Doug,

Appreciate the input with reference to the Wulff Triangle
Taper lines. Have heard nothing but good about them. Once
again, Thanks and Cheers,

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