Fly line recommendations wanted(+)

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Vic, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. I have Rio sinktip for my 7wt rod and pretty lucky with it (slick coating and very easy to rollcast)
    but not happy with my floating line: I've bought SA Ultra 3
    2 months ago and coating already cracked; rod won't load quickly in one arm movement with this line and also line is very thick so doesn't fit very well even to my 7/8wt-rated reel with 100yrd backing. I was enjoyed by Dennis Dickson' "shooting head system" (he use 5wt Loomis with forward section from 7wt line attached to running line). It's very easy and pleasant to cast.
    Could anybody share their experience with different flyline brands and types?
  2. Pete Pilkey
    Boy Vic Do I hear you!
    I have had very good luck with Cortland. Have several SA, which have served well. I have found very little difference between the very expensive to cheaper lines as to durability, excpt the weight in my wallet. I fish 5 days a week, using a 4 wt and a 5 wt,and my lines usually hold up for several years. You might get a hold of SA, and tell them what happened, I think they would make it right.
    Coming up from the old days, the lines of today are cadillac.
    For my style of fishing, I much prefer a double taper, but I also have WFs for other situations. When I used to fish a lot of steelhead, I had some godawful things I put together to lob out there. Check out some of the new Cortland specialty lines for that business. if you are throwing a 7 wt line, they might be able to help you. Good luck, I will be watching here to get some good info too.

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