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: Favorite high-density line for SWFF / Stripers

05-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Well all my hi-D lines are tattered and I am in the market for a 9wt sinking head / intermediate running line no-connection that is durable and casts nicely from shore (all set for boat). The Rio Deep Sea I have lasted so long I have been out of touch with this type of line.

Anything new on the scene? What's your favorite and why?

thanks in advance

05-24-2009, 07:42 PM
Juro...I am an "Airflo" guy....iIhave the ridge line striper intermediate which casts like a bullet and doesn't tangle...re fast sink their fast sink (7 inches per second)...BUT it is a fulll sinking line (not intermediate running ) it goes down in a hurry!

05-25-2009, 10:26 AM
I use the Rio DC 26ft intermediate/sinking line. It has welded loops both ends and one roll cast and 'fire' and it shoots like a dream.

I have 350 and 250 for 11 and 9 weights respectively.


05-25-2009, 11:44 AM
The Rio has been extremely durable for me over the past few years. I also have the Cortland QD 325, but the joint at the back taper tends to crack. I wish manufacturers would choose more subtle colors for the running lines.

05-25-2009, 01:23 PM
I've been using a 550 QD 300grain and really like it. The running line is "camo" colored (like cortland 440 camo line).

05-25-2009, 02:15 PM
I like the Albright QD's with a Chartreuse running line and you can't beat the price. Very little hinging.