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Old 07-23-2008, 12:40 PM
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SA Sharkskin Steelhead Taper

Has anybody tried this line? If so I'd be interested in your opinion!

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Old 07-23-2008, 11:26 PM
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I haven't but I just wanted to chime in about the great angling I've enjoyed with the SA steelhead taper over the years - kudos to Bruce Richards.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:26 PM
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:44 AM
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I have compared the Sharkskin and the Ridgleine Distance. I am fishing with the Ridgeline since 3 seasons now, so I am more comfortable with this one, and this fact may have caused a less objective result...Even if the Sharkskin did well, my opinion is the Ridgeline is a bit better than the Sharkskin. A concern is about the durability of the Sharkskin, but only time will tell.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:20 PM
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Sharkskin field test on salmon

I spooled up an 8-wt Sharkskin to try on my 890-4 XP for a trip recently taken to Gaspé rivers. I thought I'd fish that as a single hander and my wife would fish her 790-4 XP with a Sage Performance taper, as usual.

Well, at some point we did a change-up on a fish that showed, and once she got the 8-wt Sharkskin, I never did get that outfit back. It certainly added 20 feet to her casts when she needed it, though the noise takes a little getting used to.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:30 PM
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Sharkskin Taper

So, tell me about the noise ?
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