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Best fly line between £30 and £50

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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.

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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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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.

Dave

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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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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.

Steve.

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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-fishing-tackle.co.uk/catalog/index.php

 

Regards

 

Dave :thumbs:

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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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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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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-fishing-tackle.co.uk/catalog/index.php


Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

 

 

 

http://www.safetypublishing.co.uk/
http://www.safetypublishing.ie/

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