Fishing the salt with clear lines

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Sterling silver, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Sterling silver

    Sterling silver Member

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    The clear intermediate fly lines of recent years have been my go to lines for most salt water use. The 444 from Cortland has been very satisfactory, but I do see some times when a floating line would be convenient and possibly fish better than its intermediate counterpart. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a clear floater by any manufacturer in a 7 weight. The colored running line with a clear intermediate tip is out there, but in some of the estuaries, it seems a clear floater would be real advantage over spooky fish in shallow water. Any suggestions you could offer? The coho are coming, the coho are coming!

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  2. Surf_Candy

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    I have not felt at a disadvantage with a colored floater and longer leader in any situation.

    You could apply floatant to your intemediate to keep it from sinking so fast - not sure how the line would appreciate it though. then you need to get if off the line to make it sink later.

    surf