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Hi all, I have a situation where I went out and spent 10 times the amount I should have to get set up again after not Fly Fishing for about 26 -27 years.... Bought two much of everything ,and then started to sell items I decided to sell....WELL I've narrowed it down to Two 4 weight Rods and One 5 weight Rod 4 reels and spare spools......Now here is where I need a little Help I bought over 19 New Fly lines and I would really like to get down to about 8-10 lines I would appreciate any help Thank You I Have
One 9' Hardy Zenith 5 wt
One 9' Winston GVX 4 wt
One 9' Sage Approach 4 wt

My New Fly lines are 2 Rio Golds WF5F
1 Rio Gold WF4F
2 Rio Perceptions WF4F
2 Rio Perceptions WF5F
2 S/A GPX WF4F
2 S/A GPX WF5F
2 Shark Wave 4WF
2 Shark Wave 5WF
2 S/A Mastery Trout WF5F
1 Rio Intouch DT4F
1 Trout Stalker WF5F Which Are The Ones I should Keep I fish Mostly Nymphs and Drys Only
 

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Well considering that your list is nothing but floating lines you just need to cast them all the decide which you like best.
They will all work for dries and nymphs, just need to match the lines that cast best for you on each rod
 

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Why did you buy so many multiples of the same lines in the same weights??

Anyways... I really like the GPX lines. They are a half line weight heavier than listed so they might be better than some of those other lines if you fish heavy nymph rigs with multiple flies and whatever. I always thought the Rio Gold lines were garbage... Nick is right though, you should probably test them and see which ones pair with your rods the best.

I look forward to seeing some of these in the classifieds...
 

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The other problem is that I purchased white round Plastic spools and labels and put the lines on them and threw all the empty boxes away.... I know what all the lines are but to try and sell them without loosing my shirt would be tough I think.....I guess I will have to chalk it up to experience (or Stupidity ) I will put them up Tomorrow and just Go for it..... Anyone looking for Lines let me know.....lol
 

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Mike, thanks for supporting the fly fishing industry! It's guys who buy more stuff than they could possibly need who keep the industry solvent. Without the fly line boxes, yes, you'll probably take a bath on re-sale. Chalk it up to the cost of education.

Enjoy the gear you decide to keep.

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One thing you need to understand is the only thing "better" about any one line over another is in relation to your own fishing and casting needs. Every line listed is a quality line that would serve the right person in the right fishing situations very well. Only you can decide what works best for you. For example none of those lines would do me a bit of good for my fishing, even though they are absolutely fine lines. Same could be for you.... If you find yourself casting smaller dries and emergers on small water then perhaps a double taper would world best. These lines also mend extremely well. However maybe you find yourself tossing double nymph rigs with an indicator on big water in which case a weight forward line may perform better. Again, only you can answer that.
 

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Are the Shark Wave GPX lines any better than the Regular GPX lines or are they pretty much the same....
The Skarkwave is just the textured version of the line, yeah?? It kind of depends if you like textured lines or not I guess... Personally I think the noise they make running through the guides is super annoying. But they are supposed to shoot and float better. I can't say I've noticed that with mine. It's probably a personal preference thing more than anything else.
 

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I'm trying to wrap my head around a "hermaphroditically sealed" container. It's sealed...by a hermaphrodite? Is that good?:p
These days it's difficult to find hermetically sealed containers...hermits are in short supply....it's a lack of remote hermit habitat issue. It's self evident that hermits don't breed worth shit.

Conversely, hermaphrodites are relatively numerous, do well in metropolitan environments, go either way, and have lately dominated the preservation container industry.

Supply and demand rules the market.
 

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Hi all, I have a situation where I went out and spent 10 times the amount I should have to get set up again after not Fly Fishing for about 26 -27 years.... Bought two much of everything ,and then started to sell items I decided to sell....WELL I've narrowed it down to Two 4 weight Rods and One 5 weight Rod 4 reels and spare spools......Now here is where I need a little Help I bought over 19 New Fly lines and I would really like to get down to about 8-10 lines I would appreciate any help Thank You I Have
One 9' Hardy Zenith 5 wt
One 9' Winston GVX 4 wt
One 9' Sage Approach 4 wt

My New Fly lines are 2 Rio Golds WF5F
1 Rio Gold WF4F
2 Rio Perceptions WF4F
2 Rio Perceptions WF5F
2 S/A GPX WF4F
2 S/A GPX WF5F
2 Shark Wave 4WF
2 Shark Wave 5WF
2 S/A Mastery Trout WF5F
1 Rio Intouch DT4F
1 Trout Stalker WF5F Which Are The Ones I should Keep I fish Mostly Nymphs and Drys Only
Those are all great lines. Of your lines and for your rods, given their rod length, I recommend the GPX lines, and prefer the smooth. I have many of the lines you own, and I keep coming back to the tried and true GPX.

Do you ever nymph much or float fish (raft, drift boat) in fast water and hit the shoreline? If you do, you might want to consider a WF6F line for the Zenith. If you're nymphing in short, it helps load the rod for those short casts. I have one...
 

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If you decide to get rid of the Rio Gold and/or Perception in WF4F, let me know...I won't even charge you much of a disposal fee...;)

Seriously, though, it's all a very subjective thing for you at this point, too many variables to really give accurate advice beyond that.

I tend to prefer Rio products, but there's really not a "bad" line on the market from the major manufacturers...just bad combinations of line/rod/angler/application.
 
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