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  1. Default Help with line for Ross Flystik 8wt

    I recently bought a 8 wt Ross Flystik and I'm looking for a new bass line for it. I currently have a SA bass bug line on the rod but I'm looking for something that loads a lot quicker and can shoot with less false casting. I've narrowed it down between a couple and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions. I'm currently looking at the SA textured series magnum taper, the SA Pike mastery line, Or maybe the rio outbound or outbound short. I will be mainly using it for bass, and possibly a carp or smaller pike if I get the chance. Looking for something shoots easy and still has good accuracy. Any help would be great!

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    Default Re: Help with line for Ross Flystik 8wt

    A Rio Outbound Short WF8F (315 grains) works great with a Ross Flystik especially when throwing some big uglies. When the rod was released, I tested the rod with that line. When fishing close in, just a bit more than a rod length of line off the tip top is needed to get the fly 25 to 30 feet out. With the whole head out, it turned the Flystik into a cannon.

    Keep in mind that the Flystik is a short and fast rod. It was not meant for distance. It was made for accurate close in fishing. The rod can cast nearly the whole length of a Rio Outbound Short, but accuracy will not be that great.

    An issue with the Rio Outbound Short is that it might be a spooky line for carp since it is oversized. You may want to use something lighter and finer. Since carp flies are not really big uglies, a WF9F SA Textured Magnum Taper or a Rio Coldwater Clouser Line may work better.

    The reality is that you need to choose the line that will help you deliver the flies that you wish to present.

    Dennis

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    Did you find the outboard short to be quite accurate at typical bass casting distances?

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    Default Re: Help with line for Ross Flystik 8wt

    Quote Originally Posted by fly_or_die View Post
    Did you find the outboard short to be quite accurate at typical bass casting distances?
    It was dead on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoscaPescador View Post
    It was dead on.
    Thanks for the info, did you use the flowing or intermidiate line?

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    Default Re: Help with line for Ross Flystik 8wt

    Floating line

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