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Thread: Advice on Saltwater Lines Please

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Birmingham, AL

    Default Advice on Saltwater Lines Please

    Hey Guys,
    I'm gearing up for a trip to the Pensacola area late June, and need some advice on a WF8 all purpose saltwater line.
    I started out with a Courtland Fairplay, and am afraid that it will wither in the mid-summer heat of the panhandle...heck it withers in north alabama May temps.
    I anticipate some medium breezes, heavier flies, and like the sound of some of the shorter tapers found on some of the Redish Lines...but I need watch my budget, and find a good all purpose light inshore salt line that will serve me both for inshore salt and summer freshwater lake usage.
    I'll be casting it on a TFO-Pro 9' 8wt with a pflueger trion 1978 Mid arbor.

    Any advice would be appreciated...I have some gift cards that are burning a hole in my pocket, that I'm sure LRO would love to extinguish.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Middle Tennessee

    Default Salt water line

    I generally like Rio lines, and I use a WF8F Salt Water Camo Tip. I'm no salt water expert, but this line works well for me on my 8-weight.

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Birmingham, AL

    Default Thanks S'Fly

    I took a look at the Rio General Saltwater line...that might fit the bill. Looks like LRO don't have that one...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006


    I've heard good things about Cortland Crystal, Orvis All Around & even a TT


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Waynesville NC


    Sharkskin! I have rio saltwater line on my 7 wght, and it is OK but if you want to shoot big heavy saltwater patterns like copperheads and big clousers Sharkskin is great, it is a bit noisy due to it's construction and i would advise getting stripper fingers, which does not come from late night clubs! LRO carries em and they are sorta royal blue they cost about 5 bucks and the fact that the line is about 30 bucks more...well you be glad you did when you cast 30 feet further in the wind, and on the coast it seems to always be windy.
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
    828-400-3335 (Cell)
    "Healing Those Who Serve"

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