Originally Posted by jimS
Bob, it appears to be a straight, non-taper sinking line, which is not bad. In fact, I was in Chile, early February, using a 5wt for trout with a level sinking line. It cast fine with a streamer.
As a sidebar, we use a lot of sinking shooting heads on the Cape that are level lines, eg LCD-13, T-14 etc. they work well. See you this Spring.
Nice to hear from you, as always.
What confuses me is that Scientific Anglers lists the taper specs for this particular line:
All-Purpose Sinking Taper
The original full sinking line (formerly Wet Cel™ Series)
More uniform sink rate, tip to belly
Especially effective for fishing streamers
Thin diameter casts well in wind
Superior casting over other sinking lines
Mid-length head for enhanced distance and control
Single-strand monofilament nylon (Type I – multifilament nylon)
PVC integrated with powdered tungsten, glass beads
Front Taper: 5'
Rear Taper: 8'
Running Line: 58'
Head Length: 42'
Total Length: 100'
I sent an e-mail to SA regarding this line last night but didn't hear from them today. I didn't get a chance to try casting it this afternoon. If it casts OK, the whole issue is moot, but I'd still feel a little cheated knowing that they provided all these fancy taper specifications and sold me a level line.
Speaking of feeling cheated... now I find out that while I was chilly in February, you were in Chile in February.
See you on the Cape,
PS: I pretty sure I ate chili in February...