whats the best line used for pinks and src

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  1. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    I like the 40+ line, I have a rio outbound right now and am not a fan. It seems to have cracking issues, the running will cut my finger after about ten casts and as was said already tangles a bit. From when I have used the 40+ I have been very impressed as it requires little false casting and bombs the line out... Just my 10 cents...
     
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    Streamer Express hands down
     
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    I have caught far more salmon (pink, silver, chinook) on my intermediate SA Streamer Express lines (6wt, 8wt) than any other fly line. It is a very solid choice. Give it one quick stretch and it will fish well all day long.

    For surface action I use a Jim Teeny floating line the "Long Shot", and I've been pleased with it (casting slider patterns off the beach).

    I mostly beach fish, and I always carry 2 rods with me during the north sound July-Oct salmon season. One rod has the Streamer Express with some type of baitfish pattern, and the other has a slider and a long leader. Things change on the beach very fast so I'll change up often depending on what the current and fish are doing.

    Also, buy an Orvis or used LL-Bean hard plastic stripping basket with cones. It will make your casting much more efficient, and it's all about quickly putting the fly into the zone as often as possible.
     
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    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    In my opinion and my opinion only, which considering I haven't been home fishing searuns regularly for a couple years now, should be put in the back of the pile. :beer2: Coach
     
  5. Denny

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    iagreeiagreeiagreeiagreeiagree

    I like the Streamer Express the best of the integrated head lines. I wish SA made that line in a floating format, too . . .

    The Outbound and 40+ are good, although I would prefer the latter of the two. Stonefish has one on his Redington CPS, and I bet his average cast is 15' farther with that line than with standard WF lines, and with 1/3 the work. Roll cast, water load, one false cast, and lob 'er out there, and he gets really good distances. Of course, he's a great fisherman and caster, which helps immensely.

    Another buddy fishes Outbounds on his Winston BIIx's, and he bombs some nice casts. He swears that as his other regular WF lines wear out, they're all going to be replaced with Outbounds . . .

    And, regarding a stripping basket; never leave home without it.
     
  6. Steve Saville

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    I just bought a new Outbound. It has a new, sinking running line and is much better with the tangling problem. It roll casts very easily and the new running line is nice and slick so it shoots out well. I had only one small tangle on the first day. It might be worth trying if you like the Outbound performance.
     
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    I have VERY limited experience with all of this, but I did pick up a RIO Outbound short and really love the way it shoots out there...I was getting way more distance than I've ever gotten with any other line. I did find that it did tangle a fair amount even after I stretched it before I started...but, it certainly casts a country mile.



    any tips on solving the tangling problem?
     
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    :thumb::thumb:...I agree with Richard & Dimebright also! Love that SA intermediate...far better than my Outbound !

    Jc :)
     
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    Quick question for those of you who love the Streamer Express. How is the clear head? I had a SA clear line two years ago (after they supposedly corrected the coiling issues) and it was the worst, most frustrating line I have ever cast. I stretched it hard and it still coiled bad. I can't see a slinky shooting very far no matter how good the running line is.
     
  10. Dale Dennis

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    I’m with DimeBright Coach and Richard, I was a big fan of the Courtland clear intermediate when it first came out and used it for number of years but the line coils were frustrating, haven’t used the Rio so I can’t comment. Courtland has sense improved it but compared to the SA Streamer Express integrated line the SA line is hands down a tool well above what I have used in the past. If your not using integrated lines you are dealing with line connections snagging in the guides when retrieved to the beach or boat. I fish from a boat and to me its very important to fish the fly all the way back to within view. I don’t want a line connection hanging up in the guides every time I retrieve or set up for the next cast.
     
  11. Ed Call

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    I love the 40+ by Airflo. I bought a used reel with a SA Streamer Express that was a year or two old and despite regular stretching (and putting a good pull into it) I still get a bit more tangling. Both make me feel like a casting champ even though I'm bombing out about 60' at best. I did just pick up an Outbound for a song and look forward to stringing that up and seeing if I can cast 62' with it. All of mine are integrated lines, so far I've only fished heads with running lines on my two handed experiments on some slimy rock rivers and beach casting tests.
     
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    Obviously there are a lot of opinions on which particular brand of line is the best. We carry all three, I fish all three and I think that the differences between them are mostly overstated.
    Imagine you were on washingtontrucks.com. “What half ton pickup should I buy?” Chevy!!! Ford rocks!!! Dodge…
    The point is that the Outbound, 40 plus and Streamer express all do basically the same thing. A floating line simply won’t do. I know that I’ve just offended a lot of Sea Run Cutthroat guys, but the original question had to do with “Pinks and SRC”. Say what you want about Cutthroat, but a sinking line will produce Salmon with much more consistency.
    Anil
     
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    My personal order of importance in fly lines.
    First-Intermediate: SA Streamer Express
    Second-floater: SA Salmon Steelhead Taper or Teeny Longshot (a sleeper of a floating line that deserves more attention}.
    Third- deep sinker; Teeny or SA fast-sinking Integrated head {for beaches like Lincoln Park that get pretty deep and you need to get the fly down a ways, or way down.
    These three line types will, in various weights, will cover all the bases in the salt from Hartstene Island in South Puget Sound to Prince of Wales Island in SE Alaska.
    Les
     
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    After using an Outbound then a StreamerExpress and now a Forty+, I'll rank them like this:
    1- StreamerExpress. But the running line started cracking after two seasons and eventually broke.
    2- Forty+. Love the feel of the running line but hate the splice to the intermediate head.
    3- Outbound. OK line but I felt it tangled too much.
     
  15. Steve Saville

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    I go along with Ibn. I use an Outbound but also have a 40+ floater in my bag just in case. I do prefer the Outbound, however. The new running line is really nice.