Running Line Preferences?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by HauntedByWaters, Dec 2, 2008.

  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

    KerryS Ignored Member

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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

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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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