12-07-2011, 12:00 PM
Re: New Here, which fly line?
Most people here know how "cheap" I am (I prefer to think of it as frugal
) but here's what I do.
I never buy specialty lines. As far as I'm concerned all you'll ever need for the fishing you have in mind is a regular weight forward floating line.
If down the road you find that you are having trouble casting larger flies, you can cut back on the front level tip of the line up to the beginning of the front taper (about 6 inches) and this will more closely approximate the taper of a factory SW/ bass floating line.
In most cases this would not be necessary .... but you can if you need to.
(As far as I know that Fair Play line has a more aggressive taper than an average weight forward and might make for the best choice between the three.)
I also over-line my saltwater rods by at least one size. The heavier line loads the rod better and make casting oversized flies easier
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart