Best SRC Flyline?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by freestoneangler, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Which SA Streamer Express? I see two versions listed; SA Galloup SE Long and the SA Mastery SE. From the description, I'm thinking the Mastery WF, Type F/S, 6-7 weight with the clear tip is the right one? I'll be using it with a VT2 691-4.

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  2. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    I use a Clear Camo on my 696 RPL
    for lakes and salt. Great for Coastal Cutts
    and a very good for Coho and Chums.

    dK
     
  3. Paul Potter

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    David,
    I have the Outbound hover line for the very reason that you point out in your last paragraph. It allows me to extend the retrieve (without hanging up) on certain beaches/tide conditions while keeping tight contact on the fly. It works well with my switch rod. You make a very good point.
     
  4. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Anyone using Orvis saltwater lines for beach fishing? If so which one and how do you like it?

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  5. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Thanks Paul, I may pick one up but right now I'm pretty happy with the Streamer Express.

    Freestone - pretty sure most beach guys are using the regular 30' head in the intermediate sink rate. At least I am. A few are using the extra fast sink but you have to strip faster than Carol Doda with it. The Galloup version has a 40' or longer sinking head and is primarily designed for fishing streamers in rivers.
     
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Changed my mind again (like a high school cheerleader :D )...away from the SA Streamer Express and now down to either the Cortland 444 Clear Camo or Cortland Precision Clear Camo.

    Which would you pick for double duty use; beach action pitching clousers and for the lakes?

    Need to order today... way behind getting this done for upcoming trips.

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  7. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    Now here's a question I've been needing to ask: which would be the best shop to fill my line needs regarding these types of lines. I can combine a trip over the hill to the shop, and hit Uwajimaya for some supplies, all in the same day! Got the rod coming, got the reel picked out, but I need the line!
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Get the precision with the Rocket Taper 2.

    I prefer the Airflo 40+ off the beach but if you want one line to do both I think the Precision has a slight edge over the Classic.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I also recently purchased a 40+. Quite the bomb. It's a little two heavy for my RPL, but I have used a standard WF for years for sea run cutthroat and dry lines. I'm due for a new 5wt. rod anyway! I think a simple WF 10' sink-tip is a good sea run cutthroat line to get it below the surface. If you want "distance" then 40+ lines and the others are great, but using a standard WF will make you a little more relaxed on the beach after watching and playing with those lines that are heavier to handle but "shoot like a hell bomb"!
     
  10. freestoneangler

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  11. Bob Young

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    For David Loy; I fish the Rio 'Hover' which they now call the 'slow intermediate' I'm with you on fishing the top couple of feet. I hardly ever hook a bullhead or flounder.
    The Airflow 40+ version works just as well.