whats the best line used for pinks and src

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Pete Bridge, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. ralfish

    ralfish Active Member

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    Nothing new to add what hasn't been said already. You must decide on budget. Then figure out really what line type you need.

    1. On a tighter budget but allows you to cover the most bases in an ok fashion: multi-tip line

    2. More money available to have dedicated line on a couple of spools: Full floater and an intermediate. Here is where personal preference comes in. I have tried all of the common ones mentioned and most have some sort of performance based issues. However my personal faves are Cold Water Outbounds in full floater and intermediate tip. But, I find the intermediate tip sinks too fast for some of the places I fish so I dress it with floatant. That helps, but must be done every time I go out. Works for me though.

    Other lines I use and like: S.A. Streamer Express, Cortland Lil Tuny Camo (Fave intermediate line) and 40+
     
  2. wildbuca

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    I noticed the new rio outbound short is only avaiable in a 15ft intermediate head (not the full 30). The full 30ft intermediate head is only available for 8+ weights.

    Is that enough to get down a bit? Any thoughts?
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Wildbuca,
    I was trying to figure that out myself. I was going to order one but once I saw it only has a 15' intermediate head, I bought another 40+.
    I'd like to see Rio make a OB short with a floating running line and a full 30' intermediate clear head in line sizes 5 through 10. Just a personal preference thing on my part.
     
  4. Saltman

    Saltman "Just Fish!"

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    Hey Guys...
    "Short" is refering to the head length (i.e. 15'). The regular RIO Outbound lines are 30'ish heads.
    Hope this helps.....
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Saltman and Ibn, those short heads bear all the weight in that 15' right? This would indicate rather than carry 30' aloft you would only have 15' aloft and then shoot out your running line, is this right? I'm thinking in some situations that short super heavy head might be the right tool for some high tide places I've fished with limited backcast. Thanks.
     
  6. Saltman

    Saltman "Just Fish!"

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    Correct ED... They were made to cast bigger bugs with less effort.
     
  7. Saltman

    Saltman "Just Fish!"

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    Correction however from my first post... The head of the "Short" is 30'2" vs. 37.5' for the "regular" Outbounds.
     
  8. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    The overall head on the OB Short is 30', with just last 15' being the clear intermediate portion of the head on their WFF/I lines. Regardless of whether it is a floating or intermediate head, the first 30' still weigh the same.
    http://www.rioproducts.com/product.php?recKey=139
     
  9. Peter Pancho

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    what do you guys think of a quality floater say a Rio Gold with a braid welded 200g 15' sink tip?

    I would hate to spend another 65.00+ on an 200g Streamer Express 200g or Outbound tip. Need alternative routes.
     
  10. FlyOnThe Beach

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    :thumb:

    Also, in regards to sink rates like a few people ask they are the same as this is with the density of the line so length is irrelevant. Personally I like the feel of the running line on the regular outbound but I seem to get under a years worth out of it due to cracking (too much fishing I guess :beer2:). The running line was "fixed" with the short but does take some getting used to. In addition, always good to at least carry a spool of floating line (again prefer outbound) if using a intermediate line. I'm not as coordinated as others that actually carry two rods (I have a lack of trust for leaving one on the beach when fishing as saltwater requires us to move more).

    I have seen a few people get hooked on the Outbound at shows or local shops and put them on their slow/medium action rods when fishing and getting frustrated :beathead:. Realize the shooting lines due tend to work better on fast action rods. :thumb:
     
  11. Steve Saville

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    I have fished the Outbound for several years, now and it's my favorite line for salt, period. I can roll cast it to the surface and then pick it up and lay it back out without false casting. More time on the water means more time fishing hence more fish. It's also heavy enough that I can scrape bottom with my fly if I want to get down.
     
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    Peter, It would not be terribly difficult to splice a heavier (say 200-250g) head to some running line. If you have the 200g head (or a section of heavier line that you can cut to 200gr.) all you would need to buy is applicable running line. I think most running lines cost between 20.00 and 40.00. And the tool to splice the line might be 5.00-10.00

    You dont need special glues or epoxy's to splice the line either, just run aqua seal, you should have some laying around anyway.

    Just my .02
     
  13. Peter Pancho

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    Thats right, thanks for the advice, I think I'm going to do that.. Or just settle with a 200g streamer express for the rest of the season.