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    Hi All,

    I have a question about fly line, I'm relativly new to this so bare with me. First off, what would you recommend in a WF floating. I just finished building a sage 590 xp and matched it up with a Teton. I'm going to float the main stem mid may and want to be set up properly, as I look at soooooo many different manufactures of WF floating it gets confusing. What, in everyones opinion is the best to use. I see cortland has their 444sl PRECISION TROUT HI-VIS but then again every other manufacturer has theirs too!!!

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    Lightbulb Best to try out combos.

    John,

    You might want to try lines on your rod to get a feel for it. IMHO, I like DT lines better, 'specially on the XP's in all weights up to 7, then I use (sometimes) a WF on the 9 wt.

    my 0.02$ anyway.


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    im so terrible fly line wise, im casting in a parking lot then bounce to the stream, lol.....ah well, youth is bliss


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    I personally have found that the Wulff Tri-Angle taper is the best line for me. I'd definetely give that a shot.



    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Hi All,

    I have a question about fly line, I'm relativly new to this so bare with me. First off, what would you recommend in a WF floating. I just finished building a sage 590 xp and matched it up with a Teton. I'm going to float the main stem mid may and want to be set up properly, as I look at soooooo many different manufactures of WF floating it gets confusing. What, in everyones opinion is the best to use. I see cortland has their 444sl PRECISION TROUT HI-VIS but then again every other manufacturer has theirs too!!!

    Thanks
    John


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    Look into the Scientific Anglers Mastery Lines.GPX is a great Line as the Wulff Triangle Taper.


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    Another vote for GPX, seems to me that it is little less stiff then cortland (less memmory).
    I still own few 444, they are not bad. I guess with the variety outhere it is good to try a few and develop Your own opition. DT gives You little more precision, but WF is easier to cast, so it may be better starter line IMHO.

    Dennins,RoleM
    I never gave Wulff Tri-Angle second look, seems like I may be missing out, I'll try to give it a shot.


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    Fly Line

    I appricate all the suggestions, I'm all set.

    Thanks


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    What line did you decide to got with?

    Quote Originally Posted by John
    I appricate all the suggestions, I'm all set.

    Thanks


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    Try orvis WF or DT wonderline. Thats what I've got and its great.
    Jared


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    I have tried many brands of line in the last few years, and spent 100's of dollars in the process.

    My vote for an all-around all season line is the Scientific Anglers XPS line, I have them in WF-2-F, WF-3-F, and WF-5-F.

    I feel it stays cleaner longer, is softer in cold water than other brands (and I mean ice-in-the-guides cold), shoots exceptionally well, and has almost no spool memory.

    My #2 choice is the Wulff Triangle taper - and it's a close second. I don't care for the Airflo or Cortland lines. The Orvis Wonderline is good too, but $ for $ I definitely like the SA line best.


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    does anybody use horse hair anymore? im guessing most have never ever seen horse hair line, but its terrible to cast. i guess it performed well, but it was more of nostalgic thing then anything


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