Fly Lines for Sea Run Cuts

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Zissou Intern, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. hendersonbaylocal

    hendersonbaylocal Member

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    Agreed. I have too many lines for my own good, but I do like fishing a fast sinking line in some spots. I forget what line i have but it's a type 6 or so lake line that shoots like crazy. I also have an intermediate line that gets alot of use. Plain old floater is the best all around line though. I have Outbound lines for my 5 and 6 weights although I hear the Airflo shooting heads are even better.
     
  2. Zissou Intern

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    After reading everyone's input, I was actually thinking about going with a versi-tip on my spare spool. The cost is double, but it'd offer me many more options. Then again, I may just go with the clear sink tip. Santa just ordered me a pair of Orvis Pro guide 3 waders (Solstice celebration gift), and Mrs. Claus doesn't know about that yet. As for the boat, if Santa brought me one, I'd just lose it in the subsequent divorce.
     
  3. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Floater!! If you get only one line, get a floater! :eek::eek::eek:
     
  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Santa really wants to help you catch SRC's. Be sure to leave her some cookies and milk (or a Macy's gift card).
     
  5. John Dude

    John Dude Learned skills from George Dickel

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  6. Zissou Intern

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    Karl, I am doing... er, ah... Santa is doing everything he can to get me re-geared for SRC's. And, rest assured, Mrs. Claus is getting a nice gift from the elves at home this year.
     
  7. Dizane

    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    If you don't have a floater already I would get that first.
     
  8. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Self-Santa is a great way to get exactly what you want, isn't it. SRC's are great fish. Les Johnson's book and this forum got me on the ground and running very quickly. I've had many great outings on the beaches this past summer. I hope your experience will be at least as good or better.
     
  9. rockfish

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    integrated floater
     
  10. Don Barton

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    I use both a floater and a clear intermediate. Despite my best eforts and my use of an Orvis striping basket I have coil memory problems with the itermediate. So, more and more I use my floater and a weighted poly leader. This seems to work really well. I recommend a floater with either a regular leader or a weighted poly leader as a good place to start.
     
  11. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Rio Outbound Short, int.

    BoooM!
     
  12. Porter

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  13. Don Freeman

    Don Freeman Free Man

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    Right on, Bob. I sprang for one last summer and it continues to impress. 7 wt on a 6 wt Xi2. BoooM it is, only effortless..
     
  14. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    yeah Don, Tom Wolf turned me on to them last fall.
    come to think of it, I need to get that thang out and get it salty. couple half-days of steelheading is all I've gotten in altely, too busy.
     
  15. Don Freeman

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    Spaz,
    You're doing the right thing, I got 3 brats on the peninsula last Monday, and zilcho on a local beach yesterday. Same day last year in a snow storm, I stung better than a dozen src on the same pattern, same beach, different brand of cigar, . Pm me, I didn't winterize the boat, we'll look for rezzies in January.