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#1 philsy

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 07:44 PM

Can anybody tell what are the best fly line to go for. I am new to the sport
and would like some advice what the best line is between 30 and 50 pounds
i am looking for floating and intermediate WF7. Any advice would be great.

Edited by philsy, 16 March 2006 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:52 PM

I'm a big fan of the Cortland 444sl lines. Scientific Anglers also do very good floating lines and lots of people rate the Snowbee XS and Shakespeare Worcestshire lines. Whatever you do, don't buy an Airflo floating line no matter how good the deal seems. Cortland also do very good intermediates.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:08 PM

Only going by my own exprerience for the floater I would go with the Snowbee XS Prestige. No or at very little memory, rides fairly high in the water and shoots well. Have to wait for someone else for the intermediate.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:09 PM

Thank's mjb and fisherman. I need a intermediate more as I am fishing at
esthwaite water on tuesday so i hope the weather picks up.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:03 PM

I've had the Cortland 444's (both floating and intermediate) for around 3 years now and they still cast superbly.
When I next buy I'll stick with them - worth every penny.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:03 PM

I was, and still am a great fan of Cortland 444s but if you want a really good line for a lot less money try this one, I think it is the best value fly line around and a lot of very good fly fishers reckon it's the best at any price

http://www.barrio-fi...talog/index.php

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:37 PM

I use Snowbee. Rich

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 06:23 PM

My opinion?
I fly fished for most of my life and never spent a great deal of money on gear. It might be a false economy but I always bought cheaper lines and replace them every year, and often "out fish" people using much more expensive kit.
I do have airflo lines for my heavy pike/rainbow gear which arent cheap and i'm happy enough with them, mjb you dont say what you have against them

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:35 PM

I have Worcestershire-excellent and nowhere near 30.Also some 'Redditch 'lines from ebay,cheap as chips and again excellent lines-infact i was put onto these by some seasoned fly anglers from another site.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:48 PM

My opinion?
I fly fished for most of my life and never spent a great deal of money on gear. It might be a false economy but I always bought cheaper lines and replace them every year, and often "out fish" people using much more expensive kit.
I do have airflo lines for my heavy pike/rainbow gear which arent cheap and i'm happy enough with them, mjb you dont say what you have against them


Good doesn't always mean expensive, and expensive doesn't always mean good.
IMO the most important thing is that the line suits the rod that you are using and suits your casting style. If you are happy with that then price doesn't come into it.
The problem with Airflo floaters is memory, they coil up like a spring.
Their sinking line are quite good though
Still can't see past this one at any price
http://www.barrio-fi...talog/index.php

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