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Old 05-07-2018, 12:21 PM
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Fly Lines are still a mystery to me, other than sticking with a couple of name brands.

I like the Rio Outbound but there are many good lines.

They get pricey to experiment with, so one recommendation is to check in with a fly fishing club that caters to saltwater (in this case) and ask what folks use and like.

Several that I like are:

1. Rio Outbound ... good shooting capabilities
2. Orvis depthcharge for sinking lines

Note: I just looked at Rio's site and realize they've gone ballistic with the number of options. I HATE the fly industry
As I sit here looking at a few fly lines i have WF ,Tropic , Shooting, Intermediate , Sink tip , Tarpon , Bonefish , bla bla bla I'm not that advanced with all this jazz but the Orvis All Rounder IMO is a really good fly line for its application , I just need about 7' of the head out the tip one a back cast and shoot . It one of my favorite lines .
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I am kind of getting amped to try that 2 handed 6 wt with a 9wt line that Joe mentioned in the other thread, but my fishing days are so limited that I'm hesitant to pull the trigger until I see my schedule letting up (which it may next year...think I've written the same thing the past 5 years, but I digress...)
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2 handed. Slowly bring the rod up in to a roll cast and keep it in the air, back cast and shoot. Your lower hand comes in use and you can dump a lot of line without a haul or false casts. Less fatiguing. I struggle with a single handed rod but, I believe a newb can pick up a 2 hander get some line out and do what I mentioned above without a hitch,,,,, so.....
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As I sit here looking at a few fly lines i have WF ,Tropic , Shooting, Intermediate , Sink tip , Tarpon , Bonefish , bla bla bla I'm not that advanced with all this jazz but the Orvis All Rounder IMO is a really good fly line for its application , I just need about 7' of the head out the tip one a back cast and shoot . It one of my favorite lines .
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I have been eyeing the Orvis line you mention for my 7 weight. I read some great reviews on it.
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Lol Joe, maybe I will.... Maybe
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why don't you drill a hole in the corner of the basket & use a wine cork to plug the hole
Or drill a row or two of holes and cover them with duct tape ( outside ) when you don't want holes. But you won't end up with an open bottle of wine....a shortcoming indeed.
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Or drill a row or two of holes and cover them with duct tape ( outside ) when you don't want holes. But you won't end up with an open bottle of wine....a shortcoming indeed.
Found an old stripping basket in the garage and drilled some holes in it. An open bottle of Pinot Noir doesn?t last too long around here.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:15 PM
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Good man. I kill them rapidly.
I'm no expert to say the least but I have 16 holes in my basket, a Line Curve. Most are about 1/4" and the others are maybe 5/16' ( Don't ask ). I have line issues with curling all the time but I have never had a cast interrupted by one of the bottom holes.
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You can drill a 3/8 hole and buy 3/8 size grommets to plug the holes. A little more finished than a wine cork.
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I carry a floating and a intermediate sink tip line.
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Agreed on underwater but, Brewster flats at the cape, after walking half mile or so your back up the knee deep casting into a flow. But your right, its tough to cast with a stripping basket around your neck,,,, or even tough to walk. Here's a pic at low tide, on the rise this is all covered and at full your walking neck deep, then walking back to the beach at low,,,, no water
Great picture Joe! I was fishing just west of there in late May... Mayflower and Chapin Memorial Beaches...look just like Brewster Flats. I didn't fish the tide I'd wanted, (end of incoming/start of outgoing) but got there at start of incoming. It was a sunny fog-less day which I wanted as a first timer there...for safety reasons. When the tide started coming in you could hear it as it filled all the nooks and crannies. I got a few little bass on a sandeel imitation west of the beaches near Barnstable Harbor. Beautiful place.
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Intermediate, for a shore bound angler, is the best all around line.

Bob Pops is the only "expert" I ever heard expound the virtues of always using a floating line.

For fishing clousers and other bottom flies, I like my combo Rio with the sinking tip and floating running line. But for general mid-water surf fishing with deceivers or similar, and intermediate is great and I have several setups, none seem much better than the other.

I am kind of getting amped to try that 2 handed 6 wt with a 9wt line that Joe mentioned in the other thread, but my fishing days are so limited that I'm hesitant to pull the trigger until I see my schedule letting up (which it may next year...think I've written the same thing the past 5 years, but I digress...)


Again, find a club and ask individuals 1 on 1 and see what you come up with. But the problem is if they have 3-4 year old lines, you'll have to work to find the equivalent line in today's lineups by the manufacturers, if it's anything other than plain-vanilla cold water WF-whatever.
Rob, some of the R.I. "experts" are big proponents of floating lines...most of the time. If you're fishing smaller unweighted flies trout-style (that is, dead drifting, swinging etc), there's more hang time and you won't hit bottom. Depends on the area, but much of SW fly casting is done from shore into maybe 5' of water. Ken Abrames and Ray Bonderew's books mention it, and Steve Culton's "currentseams'' website (Steve is somewhat of a student of Ken's) as well.
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I get the use for any shallow water swing type angling.


However, Bob P used to also advocate for the open surf, saying he could mend his line over waves etc.


In most open areas, and in most cases, for me, the intermediate provided as much float as I needed and cut through the wind a bit better for casting. Still use a float when needed.
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Rob, if you're doing cast and retrieve type fishing in waves or chop, I think the intermediate line gives you a straighter contact from rod tip to fly. The floater might take the form of that choppy surface.
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