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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Saltwater Cold water VS Tropical line

    Striped bass look up
    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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  3. #12

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    Yeah, they'd better be looking up. 'Coz I can't count pass 5 LOL!!!
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

  4. #13

    Default Re: Saltwater Cold water VS Tropical line

    Definitely no reason to go tropical in the SoCal surf, that's for really warm conditions. Give that poly leader a try, but they're not the easiest thing to cast on a standard WF line. I think you'll find the floating line will be the real problem in the surf, the waves will do all kinds of crazy things to your line. Intermediate is the way to go.

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    Thanks Flav, it'll give the poly a try first and we'll see. I can probably use an intermediate switch rod shooting head but I'll see if I can find an after market intermediate or give that Cortland 444 a try.

    Rip...what weight rod did you use to pull those guys in?
    Last edited by runningfish; 05-09-2019 at 11:30 PM.
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    I use the Rio In touch striper here in GA, on lake winter and spring, and in rivers throughout the summer. It behaves pretty well. I've fished it in water in the low 70's with no problems. It does get flimsy in the heat of the summer days, but a few drags through the water help, and I keep a stripping bucket on board with water in the bottom that also helps keep it cooler.

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    clsmith131 thank you for your input.

    I am now pretty sure it should be OK for me to use Rio Intouch Striper in on both surf and lakes here in SoCal. Speaking about stripping basket, I've just acquired one about a month ago and really liked it. No more line dancing or stepping on the line. I did add some water into it because the basket is pretty shallow and water helps me to keep the line untangle and stay in the basket when the wind is really blowing. Surely the water will keep the line cooler also. I also at times dipped my rod and reel into the water when the guides starting to make the scratching noise.

    by the way, is that line really glow in the dark? or is it just an expensive bs?
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

  10. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningfish View Post
    by the way, is that line really glow in the dark? or is it just an expensive bs?
    Both, it really does glow: You can charge it with a headlamp and it will glow for a while.
    But: it's also not very visible in the water against moonlight or other man made lights.
    The biggest advantage to the glow in the dark for me, has been not stepping on it as much in the boat.
    I should also mention that the one I use is labeled 9wt. I think they now label it by grain wt instead.

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    Rio will probably need to build USB ports on their lines to keep 'em glowing longer and brighter! J/K...my utmost respect to Simon G.

    Since the line weight from one company to another is all over the place I am much preferred to talk in grain weight. One of 2 rods that I am using for this can go 300-330 and the other one is 330-360. So 330 is the sweat spot for both.
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

  13. #19

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    I pulled the trigger on the Rio Intermediate Intouch Outbound 8WT and the line arrived yesterday.

    I haven't bought Rio lines for quite awhile since Airflo has been my #1 pick due to their prices, the no stretch tech, the ridged surface, and suppleness. Recently I bought Hatch line just because it is basically an Airflo line but with Hatch brand.

    Anyway, I spooled it with a help from my ever competent 4 years old assistant and the first thing that I noticed was how supple the line was. It is almost similar like spooling backing onto the reel.

    I rested the reel on the edge of the table and let about 18"-20" dangling and there was no signs of coil at all. Peeled about 28 inches out and did a scientific hand stretch test and it felt like trying to stretch a braid line and as good as Airflo and "Hatch".

    I kinda compared it with the 2 other brands' premium lines that I have to stretch multiple times the night before and on water to make it is kinda straight.

    So far so good with the dry test.
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

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    Default Re: Saltwater Cold water VS Tropical line

    I can guarantee you that what ever line you're using is not an issue
    When you have a fishing "conundrum", throwing money at new gear is never the solution
    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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