Running Line Preferences?

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  1. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Just wondering what you guys are currently prefering and what your input is.

    There are a lot of very different materials and styles with running lines these days.

    What is your choice?
     
  2. Big Tuna

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    Airflo Ridgeline...pretty slick, no problems w/ tangles, and it doesn't have much memory.
     
  3. Aaron O'Leary

    Aaron O'Leary AO

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    I agree, the Ridgeline is good and also miracle braid. It is easier to get tangles with the miracle braid, but it shoots really well. I think you will be happy with either one.
     
  4. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    I prefer lines that have their own running line. That way no splices, no muss, no fuss.

    Sg
     
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    iagree hard to beat the orange colored ridge.
     
  6. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Guideline LRL+....same same as Airflow I'm told
    I also have the .030 Rio with the mono core, shoots OK but can't weld a loop in it to save my life so I'm stuck with a clunky knot. Till I get it figured out.
    you know G, using welded loops with shooter systems makes life really nice...very different than when I was using knots, splices, etc.
    I can fish shooting head/running line systems now without Tourette's episodes...:D
     
  7. sothereiwas

    sothereiwas Member

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    Airflo Ridge 30lb in winter. Amnesia 25lb in the summer
     
  8. KerryS

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    Rio Powerflex Core .030
     
  9. Keaten LaBrel

    Keaten LaBrel Formerly Tyinbugs

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    SA Sharkskin..can't beat it for shootability and mendability
     
  10. nutsack angler

    nutsack angler newb

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    GL shooter- the colder it gets, the more difficult it becomes to handle...
     
  11. Steelie Mike

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    The Airflow Rideline 30 pound is the best I have used and it does not sound like sandpaper running through the guides.
     
  12. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Airflo Ridge 30# because with it a spey cast still goes as far as you need it to
     
  13. TrevorH

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    I like 35# slickshooter during the summertime, especially on light tackle. During the winter, on heavier stuff I like the Airflo miracle braid. I have some sharkskin too, which handles better than most, but I wouldn't recommend it for multi-day trips, unless you don't mind taping your fingers. The miracle braid is rated for 50# or something, and because it's multi strand, I don't worry much about losing a head if I cleat the line and/or wrap my sink tip around something. The only pvc line I've used was Rio's, which I wasn't real happy with.
     
  14. chromeseeker

    chromeseeker Where's the Bucket?

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    30lb Dacron backing. But I'm old school....

    CS
     
  15. shawn k

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    monic 50 lb it has a braid core + 0 stretch
     
  16. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    i have monic on one of my sticks, do you find it to be tangly? im not sold on it yet, but does shoot like a mofo.
     
  17. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    I'll throw in another vote for the Airflo Ridge 30 pound, I also use the Guideline LRL and like it alot. can't go wrong with either. :beer2:
     
  18. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    I loved the monic (thanks Joe) until it got all gunked up. It shot so well and felt great. It didn't have a very long life on the reel though, because it seemed to disintegrate and get real thin. When that happened (it was very apparent), I started getting horrendous tangles.

    I dig the Ridge Runner so far. Didn't much care for the RIO Slick Shooter I had before these two.
     
  19. poirierpro

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    I use miracle braid...sounds like Sharkskin but I like it.
     
  20. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    my monic is tanking as well, zelk recommended it to me, and said you need to religously clean it. not being much for religion or line cleaning it fell apart. oh well, time to flip it around.