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#828422 - 07/19/08 12:34 PM Fly line question
go_okfishin
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I pulled out my fly reel last night.Gettin the urge to use. I have not used since I left Knoxville 15 years ago. It is an Orvis Battenkill 4/5. I havent kept up with all the latest technolgy in fly line evolution. What would be a good all around line under $50? I guess WF double taper?
My current line is Scientific Anglers but has been on the reel 15 years! I reckon I need to change.
Whats up with this Sharkskin line? $100 \:\(
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#828762 - 07/19/08 09:14 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: go_okfishin]
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OK first screw the sharkskin line. Second spend a little more than 50, I think its 57 or 59 and, get the SA selective trout line in a 5WT. I have that line on three rods I love it. Its earth toned ( Brown), slick as bowriter after three drinks, and lasts a very long time. Get some "glide" to clean it with occasionally and your in business. I just happen to know where you can get some. Try calling FLy SOuth at 615-251-6199 they can ship it in the event you cant make it to nashville. FYI 15 year old backing IS rotten and should also be changed.
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#828794 - 07/19/08 09:35 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: Fordman]
captain hook
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One thing about glide is that it clogs the "lubricating" properties of modern fly lines. From my experience the best approach is either rain-x or regular old armour all. I do like that line, although it is a little tough to cast on some of the faster rods on the market.

I also love the sharkskins I got this year. They cast like a rocket, mend like a champ, and allow for much better drifts due to less surface tension. I think it is a great product, despite the hideous price tag.
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#828809 - 07/19/08 09:54 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: captain hook]
Fordman
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Oh the sharkskin may very well be the bomb but I wont pay that price for a line.
I use the SA on my Axis 5 wt and have not noticed any casting issues.

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#828980 - 07/20/08 06:49 AM Re: Fly line question [Re: Fordman]
captain hook
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IT seems that most lines are the same anymore IMO. The sharkskin is very different and very good, but if it is worth the $100, well that is up to the consumer.

I wouldn't waste a nickel on Cortland lines or Rio Lines, but that is just me.

SA makes great lines and makes all of Orvis' lines, and pretty much everyones lines other then the obvious. The Sage Performance taper is a really quality line for the money, and casts well on most rods.

Fordman was right on with the backing, needs to be changed if it is that old.
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#829216 - 07/20/08 12:14 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: captain hook]
go_okfishin
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Thanks for the help. Orvis has Wonderline on their website clearance for $25. Is that any good?

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#829482 - 07/20/08 04:25 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: go_okfishin]
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It was "the bomb" 5-6 years ago! I think it was made by SA. Probably will catch lots of fish for 25 bucks. Just make sure it's not some bright, flourescent color. They look good casting to humans and bad to the fish who really count.
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#829677 - 07/20/08 07:05 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: 7mm08]
captain hook
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Wonderline is a decent line. It is slick, and for $25 it is worth the price. I hate Orvis, but that product made by SA is worth the investment IMO.
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#829722 - 07/20/08 07:29 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: captain hook]
bcunnin1
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I am using wonderline in my 5 weight and I like it. I might get something more expensive line does last a while, pay a little more now and it will last longer than a cheaper line.
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#829725 - 07/20/08 07:32 PM Re: Fly line question [Re: captain hook]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
I hate Orvis,

Just curious as to why.
I've never had a problem with any of their products, and their customer service has been over-the-top awesome. I couldn't care less and have zero loyalty to any particular brand, but I'm curious. As a guide, you'd know better than me.
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