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Old 08-22-2012, 01:59 PM
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Default 5 wt floating line recommendation

I'm in need of a new line for an upcoming trip to Idaho .... old Orvis Wonderline is in bad shape. Figured I'd ask the masses what they recommend.

Been looking at Rio Gold and Hydros 3D WF Trout lines but open to any.

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Default Re: 5 wt floating line recommendation

I am no expert on fly line. I assembled a new reel and line and chose the Scientific Angler GPX L.L.Bean - Scientific AnglersŪ Mastery GPX Freshwater Fly Line customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings Both my wife and I bought one and she is a complete beginner. I find it works great with my 5 wght 7 foot six inch Sage rod. Makes a real unique high tech sound when deployed (not sure what I think of that yet but it is cool). The textured dimpled surface is supposed to give less surface area and friction to the guide contacts. There probably are better reviews of better lines here. Although the reviews I read and heard before I pulled the trigger were all good on the GPX. The pale green color is also very nice and blends well with the surroundings.
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Default Re: 5 wt floating line recommendation

What is the make/model of rod you looking to pair the new 5 weight line with? Or what type of action is it?
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The textured dimpled surface is supposed to give less surface area and friction to the guide contacts. .
I think there is some truth to that. I have a friend that works for 3M and he got me a line to try that I think was the forerunner to the Sharkskin lines. It's a Bonefish line. I sings on the guides. It also wears on your fingers if you cast for a long time with it. I like the line for a couple of reasons. It is a light color which I thinks hides better against the sky. It casts really well. It's a floater designed for salt, which floats stuff better so it slow sinks in fresh water. I tend to fish deep most of the time so I like that. The Rio Gold casts far. At least so I have been told. I have never cast it my self.

If you like the old Orvis, you may just want to try and find a line with the same head length, taper etc.
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