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Old 02-01-2008, 06:55 AM
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Default A Good Fly Line Rec. for Warm Water Gills(Bream)

Getting re-started fly fishing here in Lake County Fl. Looking for a Good floating line for lake gills at a modest price. Would pay more for a line that didn't need maintenance. I probably don't need the pricey but really great Cortland 555 High Float. Suggestions appreciated.
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Rio classic, orvis clearwater, hook and hackle's hi floater, aircel supreme II, redington's standard floaters (sierratradingpost?), cortland 333 PRO, cortland 444 "peach" and cortland 333+... all can be had for under $40 i think, and all good quality lines.

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SA Headstart, perfect for what you're after. Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Freshwater Floating Headstart Fly Line
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Thanks for the info, It appears fly lines have improved considerably since the old days when I had to apply dressing every time out. Thanks again!
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When I saw the topic name, I was all set to recommend my favorite: Cortland 555 Dyna Tip (I use size 4). Then I read hat you didn't need the excellent 555...why not?

Over the years I've moved from Level line to beginners weight forward to 333 to 444. No mater what line, I always ended up with the tip sinking after a few fish. The little extra that the Dyna Tip costs is well worth it.

Whatever line you end up with, I recommend the SA L2L Reconnect leaders (reviews on this website). It will keep the tip floating, acts like a small strike indicator, and improves line lickup and leader turnover for longer, smoother casts.
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I'd lean toward a bass bug taper. Even with 'gills you may find you want to toss some fairly heavy poppers on a breezy day. The short heavy bass tapers just makes it easier. And, what if you want to cast a big bass fly for Mr. Largemouth?


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Thanks Joe! That makes sense. I'll try it for sure. Lakes I'll be fishing are known as good bass lakes. As for a line, I bought a Scientific Anglers Ultra 3 WF6F for $29 free shipping! from discountfishinginc.com Not sure if posting retail web sites is ok. If deleted I'll know for future posts.
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I'd lean toward a bass bug taper. Even with 'gills you may find you want to toss some fairly heavy poppers on a breezy day. The short heavy bass tapers just makes it easier. And, what if you want to cast a big bass fly for Mr. Largemouth?


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I agree, that's why i recommended the Headstart. One of the worst kept secrets in the industry is that the SA Headstart is about 99% identical to a the Mastery Bass Bug line for about $20 less.

Not trying to argue, just telling why i reco'd what i did.
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I agree, that's why i recommended the Headstart. One of the worst kept secrets in the industry is that the SA Headstart is about 99% identical to a the Mastery Bass Bug line for about $20 less.

Not trying to argue, just telling why i reco'd what i did.
No need to argue Cliff. The Headstart line is a decent line. It's half a size heavier for its weight rating, ten feet shorter and has a head length that is five feet or more shorter than a Bass Bug line. The difference in the rear taper is huge. I think they're both yellow and made by Scientific Angler, so yeah, they are the same.

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I've been using Rio Selective trout DT 3wt floating lately and it works very well for bream. It has worked so well for bream in the last 3 days but I'm not sure it's the arrow vs. the indian here.
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