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    Question Best Bass Bug Line.

    Hello all,

    I'm after some advice regarding line choice for casting deer hair bass bugs.
    I will be casting 1/0 bugs, some with zonker strip tails.

    The the bonefish taper line I currently use is great for casting gurgler syle flies, but realy struggles with the more wind resistant flies.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    Rio Outbound Short.

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    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by mudbug View Post
    Rio Outbound Short.
    Yeah.... what he said.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border

    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    SA Pike/Musky taper. Love that line.

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    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    Thanks for the advice once again....
    So, do I purchace the same wheight line for the rod (#8) in this type of line?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    quiet corner, ct

    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    Get a cheap regular weight forward and cut 6 inches off the tip
    Then beat the **** out of it.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    I just replaced a Wulff Bass taper with an Orvis Hydros. No comparison really. I should have stuck with the Wulff. I'll probably replace the Orvis because there's no reason to accept compromise with all of the lines and tapers out there.
    I guess I can't offer a suggestion because I haven't tried them all. I did tell you what didn't work for me though!

    Have you not had that bonefish line act a little squirrelly in cold water? Many times a warm water line in cold water will have a tendancy to coil up when chilled.

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    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    Yea,I also like the Wulff bass taper line.Picked 1 up this year and it casts very nice.The Wulff SWT saltwater line works good too.Another line to look at is the Rio Clouser.They are nice casters.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Knoxville Tn

    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    Rio grand or wuff ambush line under rod weight

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    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Northern WI

    Default Re: Best Bass Bug Line.

    For the bigger stuff, I'm a big time fan of SA's Magnum Textured lines. You can really throw some big nasties around with it.

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