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Old 01-09-2009, 01:05 AM
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Intermediate line

Looking for a new Intermediate line in a shooting head for a single hand rod. Ideally I'm looking for a line that sits right below the surface and sinks very slowly. I noticed that some companies are coming out with "hover" lines that seem to fit the bill for what I'm looking for. Somewhere between a floating line and an intermediate. Rio makes a hover in the AFS but only have double hand ratings. They also have an outbound integrated Hover for a 7 wt (275 gr) that might work. Any other suggestions?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:56 PM
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I use both floating and intermediate (and sinking) but never tried the hover.

I'm curious about the application you have in mind.

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Old 01-10-2009, 12:25 AM
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Low gradient flows on the coast and tidal areas for steelhead. Been using an old cortland head for awhile and it's pretty beat up. So it's time for a new one. Just looking for a new line to get the freshies just coming in from the salt.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:20 PM
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I'm looking into the SA Streamer Express in a clear tip. The tip section has an intermediate sink rate of 1.75 - 2.25 IPS and looks to be thirty feet. A large diameter handling line of twelve feet (sinks) and fifty feet of running line behind it. I cast a prototype a while back and liked it on a rod I do not own. I like the idea of the integrated handling line for mending right after the cast for certain situations. This sinks a little faster than the intermediate SA in surf (color) but that line sinks faster than any I've used in salt water which which is needed more often then a very slow sink rate. Some don't sink at all after the cast and need a tug to get them started sinking.

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