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peggerk 03-30-2013 10:33 AM

three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
Hi
I'm wanting to replace the line on my reel. I have the three forks prestige plus 4wt 8' combo.
I trout fish in small streams and also fish small bass and big bluegills in ponds with poppers.
Anybody have any tips. I'm new to the forum and hope you will help me.
thanks,
peg

noreaster 03-30-2013 11:29 AM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
Is the Scientific Angler mastery textured an option? Seems to work for me. I have two 4weights. I like it so far.:)
I know a few others have it too here on the board. The Rio's are popular too.

kelkay 03-31-2013 07:53 PM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
I like that Rio Trout LT a lot. I have the Gold line too. But I think I prefer the Trout LT. I am a big fan of Rio fly lines.

Joni 03-31-2013 07:54 PM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by peggerk (Post 542177)
Hi
I'm wanting to replace the line on my reel. I have the three forks prestige plus 4wt 8' combo.
I trout fish in small streams and also fish small bass and big bluegills in ponds with poppers.
Anybody have any tips. I'm new to the forum and hope you will help me.
thanks,
peg

Welcome Peg,
Combos are great deals for the most part, but in my opinion, the line next to the right fly is the most important part of fly fishing.
A fly line can make it effortless or a nightmare and I have used both.
I regretfully say, a really good line could cost close to the price of an entry level rod, but it is a good investment.
In a four weight, I recommend first the Sharkskin GPX. This line will amaze you at how easy it is to cast. Next there is the Orvis Superfine. A smaller diameter line, less wind resistance and super easy to mend. Rio Trout lines are a good choice as well.
Hope you enjoy the fly fishing as much as many here do. Nothing like it in the world to me.

kelkay 03-31-2013 07:59 PM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
Joni is right about the fly lines. I might add I NEVER buy them at full price. I always buy them on SALE. I never figured out how in the world fly line dealers sell lines for that much. I refuse to pay it. I have a few classic reels. So it isn't like I just buy one line, or two, and I'm done. I have a collection of reels. So I search, and hunt for clearance lines mostly.

peggerk 03-31-2013 10:05 PM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
Thanks for the warm welcome and the good advice. I will be looking for some sales on replacement line, now that I have a few brands to watch for.
It is amazing I can spend as much on a quality line as the price of the combo gear.
Thanks.

cpiercem 05-19-2013 08:54 AM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
The Orvis Tent Sale frequently has some good lines on sale.

http://www.orvis.com/store/product_s...&group_id=1157

peggerk 06-05-2013 08:46 AM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
I was too late on the tent sale, 4wt was sold out. Thanks for the help.

Ok, I was doing some reading and I decided to see what my Three Forks 4wt 8' combo is. I used the Common Cents method.

The wt was 38 cents/ERN 4.60
The action angle was 66 degrees.
I guess this tells me it is close to a 4.5 wt rod with medium-fast action.

I weighed 30 ft of line in grams and its 9 grams or close to 150 grains. Thats a little heavy, guess its overlined now. 4wt rates are 120 grains.

I fish small ponds for blue gill. Small trout streams with low cover.
I use size 10 to 14 flies, nymphs and size 10 wooly buggers and small poppers.

I also fish in the winter.
I am not sure if I should use WF line but I think so.
I would say I am beginner/intermediate at casting.

Any more ideas on the line that would work the best in my situation while I wait for a sale price?

Thanks,
Peg

Joni 06-05-2013 08:52 AM

Re: three forks 4wt 8' line replacement
 
I like this line too
http://www.basspro.com/Sage-Ultimate...1201091105252/


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