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Old 07-02-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Default How helpful are bass tapers?

I fish for smallmouth bass with a Sage Z-axis 690, tossing Clousers and Wooly buggers on various water, and for largemouth with an old Sage SP 890, using a floating WF line in both cases. For largemouth I do throw some big flies, but I'm really just messing around on our residential lake; no one is more surprized than me when I catch something, except, of course, the fish.

Lately I've heard more about bass taper lines, which are really wt. more forward lines. With the rods I named above, would a bass taper be an advantage? More fun?

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I like them. I have one on my Sage VPS 8wt and it helps turn over big wind resistant or heavy flies. Also does fine when I go to the coast and fish inshore.
For warm water where a delicate presentation is not required I think they make casting larger flies easier.
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With the rods I named above, would a bass taper be an advantage?
Definitely.

For the lake, you might want to add in an intermediate or sinking line.

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