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    Default Line choice for a 6 wt TFO BVK

    I just got a new BVK 6 wt.

    Main use will be nymphing tailwaters when the wind kicks up, and tossing larger streamers for both bass and trout.

    This morning I tried the Sage nymphing line I have for my legend ultra and wasn't really impressed so I'm thinking of getting a new line.

    I don't have the money of resources to try bunches of lines so I have to rely on some advice from you folks.

    Do you have or have you cast a BVK in a 6wt-8wt? (it's my understanding that the 5 wt, 4wt, and 3wt are different)

    What line?

    Do you like the line you have?

    If not what are you looking at?

    Do you generally prefer slower or fast action rods?

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    Default Re: Line choice for a 6 wt TFO BVK

    I don't own a BVK - but I tried a couple out when I was hunting for a new 6 weight last year. Seemed like a pretty stiff/fast rod. It worked well with a Sci Anglers GPX taper line - and it worked pretty well with an Airflo Ridge line - the GPX loaded it a bit better. I'd say the BVK is one of the rods that benefits from the size-and-a-half type tapers (like the GPX)

    Any chance you can swing by a fly shop and try a few different lines out?
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    Default Re: Line choice for a 6 wt TFO BVK

    Quote Originally Posted by flymark View Post
    I don't own a BVK - but I tried a couple out when I was hunting for a new 6 weight last year. Seemed like a pretty stiff/fast rod. It worked well with a Sci Anglers GPX taper line - and it worked pretty well with an Airflo Ridge line - the GPX loaded it a bit better. I'd say the BVK is one of the rods that benefits from the size-and-a-half type tapers (like the GPX)

    Any chance you can swing by a fly shop and try a few different lines out?

    Not sure anyone will let me.

    I figured the Sage line is a 1.5 weight line since it was designed by RIO for some of Sage's faster rods. I don't know for sure though.

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    Default Re: Line choice for a 6 wt TFO BVK

    I would think that a long belly nymph line would be ideal for all the mending involved in nymphing, but its not really going to capitalize on that rod's main strength: the ability to shoot line like a damn rocket.

    I'd try the SA Mastery Textured Magnum. Its very front heavy, and should make that rod really shine and will turn over streamers and bass bugs well.
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    Default Re: Line choice for a 6 wt TFO BVK

    Thanks Cliff. I was considering a RIO Outbound but I will look into that line as well, especially since I'm really starting to favor SA lines.

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