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Old 02-07-2009, 01:09 PM
JR SPEY JR SPEY is offline
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For saltwater use, I find that the Monic running line and Rio Slickshooter work the best. The first is a flyline type running line that is very thin (0.030") and tests over 70lb. It does not kink nor get wiry when it's cold. In fact, I often use it for winter steelheading as well. The Slickshooter is similar to a mono runningline, and I get the longest casts from it, but it is not nearly as nice handling as the Monic. I use it only when extreme distance is necessary. I've also used hollow braided mono running lines and find they work quite well, but aren't all that durable. The absolute best running line I've ever used was called Rio's Braided Floating Running Line and was discontinued about 2000. I still use what I have of it for steeleheading, Atlantic salmon, and even for sailfishing on a fly (just got back from doing that last night.) I've pleaded with Rio to bring it back, but they did not make it and they lost their source for it. It simply does not wear out---ever!
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