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: What type of line do you use?

04-03-2004, 07:25 AM
In general what type of line do you use ? In the Spring I'll start off with my shooting head. If I get not hits I'll go with the intermidate. On the Flats I like the intermediate.

04-03-2004, 03:52 PM
I prefer a TIGHT line...:D

The past few seasons I've marched out with a semi-clear AirFlo intermediate (probably because it feels good and casts well)...
If things didn't pan out, or if dealing with moving water, I'd swap spools and go with a 250 sinker...
If that didn't produce, I become very dispondent and return home to watch fly fishing shows on TV and eat ice cream... :rolleyes:

This year I'll be making friends with a new CND 11/11 Atlantis and I anticipate several robust shooting heads and a floater to better launch some experimental hampsters! :devil:

04-05-2004, 12:28 PM
For most of the situations while wading I stick with my Rio Aqualux Intermediate and once I take the boat out I switch to the 350.

04-06-2004, 01:34 PM

I'd say the majority of my fishing is w/ an intermediate -- but the supersinker can be invaluable depending on conditions.

The floater gets the least amount of use (but on certain wormy evenings it can be DEADLY).....


04-06-2004, 02:07 PM
Well... I use..."haven't we met sometimes before", or , " it's getting cold out..let's go back to my place"... Things like that.. there is no set rule .;)

04-06-2004, 02:47 PM

04-06-2004, 03:43 PM
Everything from floater to teeny 350 - depending on the situation.

04-06-2004, 05:36 PM
John.....those lines may work for you, but I tried them and I struck out.
When I said "you look familiar, do I know you from someplace?"....my wife said...."we've been married 35 yrs., are you developing Altzheimers?"
Then I said..."it's cold, want to go inside to warm up"...she said....."go in and turn up the thermostat":eyecrazy:
Unless you come up with better lines for my situation, I will stick with my airflo clear intermediate, 10ft fast sinking loops and my airflo super fast (7) sinking lines :hehe:

04-06-2004, 09:09 PM
I fish from a boat in the Kennebec River and use a 450 grain 24' L.L. Bean Teeny-type sinking tip. I like to get the fly down below the boiling fish. I also find that the 450 grain tip works very well when the current is moving along at a good clip.