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    Whats you favorite fly line

    I know DC has been trying to give away a Wulff triangle taper line for a couple of years now so clearly he is a fan of that line. I have used the triangle taper, Rio Grand, Trout, and Gold line as well as the SA Sharkskin a couple of airflo lines. Im not sure i have a favorite at this point. What do you guys like when dry fly fishing and do you use anything different for streamer fishing or nymphing?

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    Most of my dry fly casts are within 40', and the majority of those are 30' and closer. I have been using the Cortland 444 DT line for quite a few years and like the delicate presentation of the fine tip(s). I use the line for nymphs and rely on the tippet length and a weighted nymph to get the fly to the bottom - keep in mind I am not fishing 12' deep pools. The line works great for across and downstream wets, and I use it for streamers also. I gave up streamer fishing for 20 years since it was proving futile - I would use weight on the fly and sometimes a sink tip line and it was drudgery. I began using the floating line and no weight on the fly or leader fished upstream and now catch trout on a fairly regular basis.

    So for the small and mid-size streams that I fish the Cortland 444 DT has served me well - plus I can just reverse the line when it starts getting worn.

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    I'm in love with the Rio gold. I put it on a 8.5 4# Sage slt and it casts beautifully. It has enough forward weight to roll cast easy and allow for some single hand spey casts like circle and cad. Great all around line.

    I have a triangle taper on a 9'7" 6# one with a type III sink tip for the bigger stuff but I don't like it all that much, one trick pony that triangle taper. Im gonna put a gold on it this year.

    At the Somerset show they were throwing airflow products into the seats before the IFF film and I landed a #4 perfection or perfect taper or something. I have a twin to that slt I'm gonna try that on.


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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    Orvis hydros 3D WF textured #4 on my 9' 4wt H2 will never use anything else for trout fishing. Can pinpoint dries from a mile away and turn over heavy indi rigs. I also like the sound of if against my guides


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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    I love the RIO Grand and of course the Wulff lines.

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    My favorite was from Frasier,when daffney says to Niles " Dr krane your glockenspiel has sprung to life." You have to see it to understand it.

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    Terenzio, handmade artificial silk.......it's a double taper, last 20 years.....floats like a cork, and fits my needs for small stream to mid sized rivers perfectly ..........you should all give it a try........

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    All my fly reels have Rio on them.

    For dry fly fishing I like a double taper. For everything else I use a weight forward.

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    I have used Rio gold on the Z axis as well as Sharkskin and they are both good. I get the longest life out of Rio. And now they have come out with their new line, Preception which i will try. I refused to buy a Wulff line as one is owed to me from this site.

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    I like the wulff lines for dry fly fishing- but they are very light casting so you wont like them for nymph fishing. They land super soft on the water though and shoot very well sine they have such a thin and long running line.
    For nymphing, that rio indicator tip line is nice.


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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    I like the Airflo Ridge on my Z, the Rio Gold is really nice too. I finally bought my own Triangle Taper for my B2X, and that rod was made for that line. The newer textured SA line ain't bad either.

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    Re: Whats you favorite fly line

    Rio these days. Weight forward. That's for trout lines. SA and Airflow for salty water fishing, depending on the rig I'm tossing.

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