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    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.





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    Default 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.

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    Rio Outbound.

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    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.
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    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 )

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

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