The North American Fly Fishing Forum

The North American Fly Fishing Forum (
-   Fly Lines (
-   -   Saltwater and freshwater (

fishingtaco 06-28-2013 09:21 PM

Saltwater and freshwater
Hey I just picked up a 9ft 8wt for light saltwater and bass fishing and was wondering what is the best line to get that I can use in both. Fishing off the coast of Maine and nh and just ponds and lakes for bass.

MoscaPescador 06-28-2013 10:57 PM

Re: Saltwater and freshwater
What are the locals using there? Did you get any recommendations from a local shop?

My gut feeling is to get a head heavy weight forward line like a bass taper. It will allow you to kick over large flies. The core should be versatile enough for your warm water conditions and the cooler coastal waters.


woodrivertroutbum 06-29-2013 04:53 AM

Re: Saltwater and freshwater
Rio Outbound.

half fast 06-29-2013 08:33 AM

Re: Saltwater and freshwater
I'm using a Jim Teeny Big Fly taper WF line and I'm very pleased with it. It'll handle large bass bugs and saltwater flies for you easily.

Rip Tide 06-29-2013 06:38 PM

Re: Saltwater and freshwater
I use regular WF line, In fact I use cheap $10 factory seconds.
For salt water I always overline to compensate for the wind and bulky flies but even with bass lines way I customize my lines to the rod.
Weight forward lines have a level section of 6" - 8" inches or more of a level tip in front of the forward taper. Trimming this back moves the "weight forward" - "forward" fundamentally turning a regular weight forward into a bass or saltwater taper.
You can do this a bit at a time "tuning" your line to the the rod or just wack a chunk off and hope for the best (like me :rolleyes:)

Like I said, I do this to lines that I pick up cheap. I wouldn't think to recommend this for a $60-$100 line. But then..... I don't need those kind of lines :D

half fast 06-29-2013 08:25 PM

Re: Saltwater and freshwater
Watch eBay for bargains, if you're so inclined. I picked up a Scientific Anglers WF line off eBay for my 6-wt rod this week. $15 and free shipping. Just spooled it onto the reel tonight; weather permitting I might try it tomorrow.

bobbrown 07-01-2013 07:21 AM

Re: Saltwater and freshwater
Wood river almost has it outbound the one.
But I'm in Maine and do have a new in the box cortland precision striped bass WF9F for sale ....$35 delivered.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.