Best SRC Flyline?

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#16
Which SA Streamer Express? I see two versions listed; SA Galloup SE Long and the SA Mastery SE. From the description, I'm thinking the Mastery WF, Type F/S, 6-7 weight with the clear tip is the right one? I'll be using it with a VT2 691-4.

Thanks
 
#18
David,
I have the Outbound hover line for the very reason that you point out in your last paragraph. It allows me to extend the retrieve (without hanging up) on certain beaches/tide conditions while keeping tight contact on the fly. It works well with my switch rod. You make a very good point.
 

David Loy

Senior Moment
#20
Thanks Paul, I may pick one up but right now I'm pretty happy with the Streamer Express.

Freestone - pretty sure most beach guys are using the regular 30' head in the intermediate sink rate. At least I am. A few are using the extra fast sink but you have to strip faster than Carol Doda with it. The Galloup version has a 40' or longer sinking head and is primarily designed for fishing streamers in rivers.
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#21
Changed my mind again (like a high school cheerleader :D )...away from the SA Streamer Express and now down to either the Cortland 444 Clear Camo or Cortland Precision Clear Camo.

Which would you pick for double duty use; beach action pitching clousers and for the lakes?

Need to order today... way behind getting this done for upcoming trips.

Thanks
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
#22
Now here's a question I've been needing to ask: which would be the best shop to fill my line needs regarding these types of lines. I can combine a trip over the hill to the shop, and hit Uwajimaya for some supplies, all in the same day! Got the rod coming, got the reel picked out, but I need the line!
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#23
Get the precision with the Rocket Taper 2.

I prefer the Airflo 40+ off the beach but if you want one line to do both I think the Precision has a slight edge over the Classic.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#24
Get the precision with the Rocket Taper 2.

I prefer the Airflo 40+ off the beach but if you want one line to do both I think the Precision has a slight edge over the Classic.
I also recently purchased a 40+. Quite the bomb. It's a little two heavy for my RPL, but I have used a standard WF for years for sea run cutthroat and dry lines. I'm due for a new 5wt. rod anyway! I think a simple WF 10' sink-tip is a good sea run cutthroat line to get it below the surface. If you want "distance" then 40+ lines and the others are great, but using a standard WF will make you a little more relaxed on the beach after watching and playing with those lines that are heavier to handle but "shoot like a hell bomb"!
 
#26
For David Loy; I fish the Rio 'Hover' which they now call the 'slow intermediate' I'm with you on fishing the top couple of feet. I hardly ever hook a bullhead or flounder.
The Airflow 40+ version works just as well.