fly lines

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by peterf, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. peterf New Member

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    Does anyone have any info on Quad tip fly lines, 8wt for steelhead salmon and searun cuts? :DUNNO
  2. Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    I have an AirFlo Multitip that I really like in a 7 wt. Especially with a 5 year warrantee against cracking....

    But back to the multitip, it comes with floating, intermediate, type 3 and type 6 tips. All are 15 feet, I think. With tips that short, its not an issue about shooting the connection, but the loops are very smooth and it also causes little noticable hinging on the casts.

    Now, if I could only get the same line for my 4 wt.

    Rob
  3. peterf New Member

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    thanks for the info. how is the heavy sink tip for rivers like the skykomish?
  4. Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    It seems a bit short for winter flows and the big summer flows we have been having. I am currently building a shooting head system for those sorts of flows. Instead of a 15' head, the shooting heads will be 30'+, and able to be easily cast out to 75'.

    But then there are the Airflo polyfuse sinking "leaders" to extend the sink tip.

    Rob
  5. Ghettoflyfisherman New Member

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    I purchased a freshwater quad tip made by Scientific Anglers. And i like the line, i am not the best of casters but for me it seems to cast well. i have only one complaint one of the tips loop connectors came off. i guess the glue was defective. i spoke to someone at a fly shop who said they have been having this problem with the SA quad tip. He suggested that i make two nail knots on the loop connector, just to make sure it is secure. I bought the line 2 yrs ago so SA may have fixed the problem or mine might have just been a lemon.

    I also have a Rio mid spey interchangeable tip spey line. I know u didn't ask for a spey line, but i will toss my .02 cents in. I like the loop connectors on the rio much better and would Recommend a rio line to anyone.

    ghetto