Since it got started and since I'm am starting to pull off the skagits, thought this is a good discussion on some of the lines out there that will throw from small to just about everything but the big heavy junk effectively and NOT a skagit.. Rods and lengths aside as skill level will dictate with some how long etc. they can use... to start: The good old delta....this is a sweet line still and with tips can throw out decent sized flies...might not be the tightest loop caster in the bunch but is still one of the best all around fishing lines...I don't like the running line on these as they are to fat IMHO and take away some of the casting distance..I have one on my 13' rod now and forgot how much fun it is to fish after a winter with the skagit... Nextcast fall favorite..(head only) I say head only as the complete line was IMHO horrible in that there was no color change from line to head which meant you had to mark it yourself somehow..(felt pen) the running line was fat and too short..they have corrected this by making the head..Originally I used it as my dry fly or grease line last year...bombs line with tight loops so good in the wind...no loops, Now I've seen them with a removable 5' or so floater and tips (light like delta or lighter rio's can be added) think this might be my new all around everything line...comes in 45 and 70' (as an aside, I used the 6/7 45' on my 14' 6/7 mks and it was amazing) Airflo compact scandi's....I love these lines as well...great for smaller to some medium sized flies..you CAN order them heavier in the skagit range and they will take tips with some cutting back etc. but for normal use true pleasures to cast and with polyleaders or mono...a good choice for most smaller stuff.. I'll stop here and let anyone else add their choices or thoughts..there are a buttload of new lines etc. out there..interested in hearing what you guys are using, chopping, finding that work ???