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  1. Default Re: Pros and cons of mono and coated running lines

    An update. I also bought a snowbee dicontinued integrated Scandi in 8/9# with mutiple tips included. 36grams so dead in the middle. 9/10# NLA and also at 40grams so a little too heavy. Line was discounted so even if line doesn't suit I have multiple tips (I don't see how it won't suit bearing in mind it is within recommended wt).
    Forgot to say, going to go get a lesson in a couple of weeks, probably the most important part of the equation.
    Last edited by fishing hobo; 05-09-2018 at 04:26 PM.

  2. Default Re: Pros and cons of mono and coated running lines

    I tried mono and it's just not for me. The best running lines I've used are the Steve Godshall ELF running lines. The shoot and handle very well.

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    Default Re: Pros and cons of mono and coated running lines

    Here's what I've used. My favourite so far is Airflo ridge coated running line. Low stretch so you can feel your fly if it ticks bottom or if a steelhead sneezes on your fly, it has very good grip in cold conditions, and shoots relatively easily.

    Miracle braid- great grip and shootability with low stretch as well, but ices up guides very quicky in freezing temps.

    Mono- not a huge fan, shoots to the moon, doesn't ice up guides easily, but not as grippy and too much stretch for my liking.

    P-line hydrafloat 50lb- I use this on my trout spey setup and it works well too. Zero stretch, shoots far, but doesn't handle as well with stripping.

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    Default Re: Pros and cons of mono and coated running lines

    I'm another S. Godshall user, I got the first 4 years ago and will be ordering another (my 5th) on Monday. I use the lines he calls a Super Scandi which are a 45 foot head with integrated runner. They are the best length for where I fish, 45 foot head + 14 feet of leader + length of rod = shoot ten foot of line and you are able to cover80 feet roughly without overworking yourself

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  7. Default Re: Pros and cons of mono and coated running lines

    I've yet to try the shooting head with coated running line. Hard work this DH casting for a small guy like me.

  8. Default Re: Pros and cons of mono and coated running lines

    Miracle Braid is my shooting line of choice:
    - S H O O T s !!!
    - Pretty much tangle free
    - Handling qualtiy
    - Not tooooo expensive
    - Enables super stealthy finger-cuff loop connections.

    But... it ain't so hot in winter with it's braid carrying water.

    For winter, it's SA amber mono - used to come with their Extreme head kits.

    Fly line coated shooting: Best bang for my buck has been Wulff Tracer - looped, white color with hot orange (sighter) over-hang section.

    On recent trip I used the new fangled connect-core shooting line < not impressed.


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