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Old 04-17-2006, 08:34 AM
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What bonefish line ?

Hi Everyone,
I'am new to the forum, and being from Upstate N.Y. I'am not very familiar w/ tropical flylines. What bonefish line do most of you like ? Braided mono core or single mono filament ? 3M Mastery, Sci Angler, Cortland, Airflo or Rio ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.


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Old 04-17-2006, 09:10 AM
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Rio just redesigned their Bonefish line and I've been very happy with the results.

They addressed the over stiffness of the old lines and they no longer need to be stretched everyday. Much better and more practical in my opinion.

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:32 AM
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I have fished the Rio, Sci Angler, and Wulff bonefish lines. I like them all

The Rio is great for quick responsiveness - it loads well and shoots even better. I would advise that you mark the back of the head so you know where you are taper-wise, the more radical back taper that lets you shoot so well needs to be kept from going too far past the rod tip.

The Sci angler is the one I have fished most with over the years and I just replaced my old ones this year. I remove the first foot or so off the tip to get a little more positive turnover. Because the back taper is more gradual it is less finicky to load up a rod. It takes a little more line in the air to load some faster rods but once it gets going it's a great distance taper as should be expected from S/A (Bruce Richards). It's a winner all the way.

The Wulff triangles have the easiest casting tapers on them and are a pleasure to fish. Might not deliver easy distance as the others but then again rarely is bonefishing so much about distance - most of the time shots are within 40-50 ft. The Wulff taper promotes accuracy which is more important than distance. Another fantastic choice.

Like I said I like them all
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:56 AM
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I have tried Rio, SA but my favourite is the Teeny Flip Pallot line.
It has a short head and is good for short casts as wellas longer ones.
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:28 AM
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I also have used almost all of them except those by Cortland. My favorite is the Monic Tropical line. I have them made in an opaque version that used to be in their catalog (along with the clear floating) but which they discontinued a few years ago. I still have not found anything better overall. The old Mastery line was better than their new one in my opinion. That line essentially can still be had by buying the Ultra IV version. Actually, I have a few customers who say they like the Mastery Redfish line better for bonefishing than the new Mastery Bonefish. The newest (2006) Rio line is a big improvement as it seems to have all the advantages of the previous line without that single disadvantage which was severe memory. Also, do not discount the Sage Equator line. I've used it and have to say that it was a delightful line to fish with a taper quite similar to the Monic. I would avoid the lines that have really skinny running lines. I've found the Teeny Bruce Chard line to be one of those. You may be able to shoot a few more feet of line, but they tangle too frequently and are also hard to pickup for a re-cast if you have very much line out. I spend a month every year fishing for bonefish and permit. That gives me lots of opportunity to test lines, and I think you'll be very happy with the Monic Tropical Opaque, Sage Equator, Rio Bonefiish, or the Mastery Redfish.
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:39 AM
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I have fished many of the lines. The old Mastery bone fish was my favorite, but the new one (blue) and the Sage Equator both work for me.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:33 PM
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IMHO it's no question. I love the Wulff Bermuda Triangles.
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