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Old 02-28-2002, 12:43 PM
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Need a new intermediate line for my soon-to-be finished 10# rod. Any thoughts, opinions, recommendations? It's going on a sage rplxi 1090. I've considered overlining by 1, but I have a 9-9 match on my rplxi 9# and have been very happy w/ that.

Have a cortland 444sl that I'm reasonably happy with, a LLBean special that's been solid, but no other experience w/ the various Sci Anglers, Rio, etc. etc. etc.

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Old 02-28-2002, 02:53 PM
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The best intermediate lines I have used are the Airflo SW series clear ints. They are really supple and not prone to kinking like some of the others. I am receiving the new upgraded SA Striper series int and will report on that after I use it for a while. Right now all of my ten wts that I use for fat albert fishing are rigged with either a clear int Airflo or an Orvis 350 Depth Charge. That just about covers all that I need it for. Oh yeah and I have one reel rigged with a floater for the rare times when the wind isn't blowing in the fall. I hope this helps you.
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Old 02-28-2002, 04:00 PM
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I really like the cortlands as they will take a simple nail knot unlike most other saltwater clear lines. Just makes things easier as I always have trouble with the allbright knot for some reason....

Have not tried the airflos though and I am not sure of their knot holding capabilities.

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Old 02-28-2002, 04:15 PM
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Tod, I have a couple of 10 weight lines you can try first.

Call me and we'll set up a demo.

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Old 02-28-2002, 04:23 PM
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I haven't tied a nail knot in a saltwater line in years. I make a whipped loop and attach the leader that way. Much stronger than nail knot especially with the new hard coated flylines.
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I have had nail knots slip off the end of intermediate lines. Whether it's because I tie lousy nail knots or whatever I don't know, but that is what happened. It is really a bummer when you have a big albie on and then it's gone.
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Old 03-02-2002, 09:17 AM
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Don't have much to offer because my limited experience is with a few Cortland lines. When I was shopping for a ten wgt I used the 444SL saltwater taper for comparing rods. It felt great with the RPLXi. You might want to take a serious look at the new 555 "Little Tunny line", clear camo. Looks interesting.

By the way, I suspect that you won't need to overline that rod.
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Old 03-02-2002, 04:45 PM
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Thanks guys. Roop - I'll definitely take you up on that offer.

FredA - Think you're probably right, My rplxi #9 doesn't seem to like one weight up. Could just be me though...
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Old 03-03-2002, 01:07 AM
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Tod- I've moved from SciAnglers to AirFlo on most of my rods except the 10#. I've got a SA clear intermediate you're welcome to try if you're coming to the casting clave next weekend, but I echo Capt. Gordon--Airflo feels the smoothest in the guides to me and seems to clear the water more crisply. All highly subjective; your mileage may vary.
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Old 03-03-2002, 01:51 AM
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havent fished the NE salt for years, but when I did I used an Airflo clear on my T&T 9 wt. Worked like a charm, a wonderful line. I didn't much care for the SA striper line at the time, but that was 4 years ago.
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Old 03-05-2002, 10:08 PM
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Stay away from the SA striper line. I think it started cracking the moment I put it on the spool and I've heard others with the same complaint. I use a cortland now and I love it!
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Old 03-05-2002, 10:11 PM
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Oh yeah, and according to the article by Lefty, which PMflyfisher posted a link to, you should probably be considering underlining rather than overlining. I haven't fiddled with line weights but his logic makes sense.
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I have all sinking lines on all my reels and have had good luck with them even in skinny water.. but this summer I want to fish more crab and shrimp patterns on the Monomoy flats so I spoke with two guys who I consider experts.. Nat and Derek up at First Light Anglers.. They have tested lines and , a couple years ago,recommended to me the Rio Deep sea lines which I loved.. So I asked them to recomend to me the best Intermediate line they know of and said the SA Striper line ,one weight higher the . was the way to go... Gregg, I think they told me that last years model was not that good but SA has apparently made improvements this year.
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That's good to hear. They didn't want to stand behind their product. I couldn't afford to buy another and by the time I could the line was shredded and could not be fished without protection for your fingers.

By the way I think they have a couple of striper lines. The one I'm talking about has the braided mono core and was purchased two years ago.
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I have here a 10 weight Striper Coldweather line, which is a replacement for a replacement,for a replacement, the finish peeled off the lines I sent back to SA. I will agree that they replace their lines without any questions, but I have a problem with lines used less than one season. Captain Ray put me on to Cortland's 444 Camo a few years ago, this line was still going strong when I lost it a year ago. I just recently bought another. I probably will get their new 555 Little Tunny line in the near future. This is just my observation. " go with what works for you" The 10 weight SA Striper Coldweather line I have is new still in the boxif anyone is interested.

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