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tomd 02-11-2001 09:43 PM

clear intermediate lines
I posted this on gear reveiws, but maybe it belongs here. I'm thinking of going for a clear int. line this year. looking for recomendations, slams,complaints, and praises. air-flo and sci-angler seem to lead the pack, with cortland right on their hears. I keep hearing about sci-angler cracking, does it happen onm these line too? if you use clear, is it a pain in the warm weather? thanks, Tom D

broche 02-12-2001 08:03 AM

RE:clear intermediate lines

I have been using the Air-flo clear intermediate for a few years now. It is excellent - no complaints from me. I rinse it after every outing and apply line cleaner to it to keep it slick. I also let the entire line straighten out in the current quite often to keep it tangle-free.

jeffg 02-12-2001 09:14 AM

RE:clear intermediate lines
I LOVE the airflo. casts like a dream, generally is very tangle free. I highly reccomend it...

Fishinimpossible 02-12-2001 09:48 AM

RE:clear intermediate lines
Have you ever tried the Orvis Intermediate clear sink-tip? It's designed for flats, and casts really well.

Mattb 02-12-2001 01:52 PM

RE:clear intermediate lines
Tom, I went through a few flylines last summer and although I can't really recommend a line I loved, I would recommend that you stay away from the SciAnglers line. I bought mine at LL Bean's(great return policy) and after the coating on the third one started cracking and coming off I decided to get a refund instead of exchanging it yet again and I went with a Rio aqualux line. The Rio was a little more durable than the SciAnglers, and I liked the way it cast a bit better, but it too was starting to crack by the end of the season, so i'm still not satisfied.

I'm probably going to go with an air-flo this season and hope that the 5 year no crack guarantee is for real.


FishHawk 02-13-2001 04:37 AM

RE:clear intermediate lines
Tom, go with the AirFlo its a super line. I used it in 90 degree weather and had no problems. From the posts that I've have seen on this subject Airflo is the most durable line.

ronl 02-13-2001 06:34 AM

RE:clear intermediate lines
Fishawk- I hope I'm not prying into any trade secrets, but what do you use to clean the Airflo line. I have one and after severals outings it feels dirty all the time no matter what I use to clean it. The problem gets worse when the water temp gets warmer than 70. I have tried Armorall and just washing with mild soap and water plus several other line cleaners. The line doesn't crack but then I find it doesn't cast as well as the Sciangler in the warmer weather here in NE. ronl

saltydog 02-14-2001 06:48 PM

RE:clear intermediate lines
OK,does anyone know what is happening to SCI-ANGLER
CLEAR INTERMEDIATE line, known as slime line! everyone seems to be dropping it.or can't get it!

DFix 08-16-2001 10:25 AM

My only experience is with several Airflo clear lines I grabbed this past winter, and I'm very pleased with their performance.

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