Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Favorite Fly Lines?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    'Down in the Holler', SC
    Posts
    11,169

    Default Favorite Fly Lines?

    What are your favorite fly lines in 4, 5, and 6 wt?

    Mine depend on the rod (in priority), and all lines are loaded on separate spools spread over four reels, although that may change as I zero in more on which lines get used the most in the future.

    4 wt - Fast action rod = SA Mastery GPX WF4F (actually 4.5 weight) & Airflo Super-Dri Xceed WF4F
    4 wt - Medium Fast rod = Rio Gold WF4F, Tenny/Lefty Kreh WF4F, SA Mastery Nymph WF4F
    5 wt - Medium Fast rod = Cabelas Prestige Premier WF5F (actually 5.5), SA Supra WF5F, SA Mastery DT5F
    6 wt - Medium Fast rod = SA Sharkwave GPX WF6F (actually 6.5), Cortland 444 Sink WF4F/S, Orvis Wonderline Gen III DT6F

    Only time will tell how much testing I get to give these choices, but that's my present lineup.

    What say ye?
    .
    Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue
    .
    "Keep your powder dry, Boys!"
    ~ George Washington

    "If I understood everything I said I'd be a genius." ~ 'Unknown'

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    326

    Default

    Dilly dilly

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2,093

    Default

    Dunno about favorites but that SA sharkskin line is some good stuff on big water, shoots like a dream. Used a bunch (floating lines mainly), SA is probably tops IMO. If you clean them after every trip they will last you for years of use.
    Worship the LORD, not HIS creation.

    "No self respecting turkey hunter would pay $5 for a call that makes a good sound when he can buy a custom call for $80 and get the same sound."-NWiles

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    'Down in the Holler', SC
    Posts
    11,169

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spur hunter View Post
    Dunno about favorites but that SA sharkskin line is some good stuff on big water, shoots like a dream. Used a bunch (floating lines mainly), SA is probably tops IMO. If you clean them after every trip they will last you for years of use.
    That’s why I picked that Sharkwave for the 6 wt main line. The GPX and Rio Gold lines seem to be getting consistently good feedback and reviews.

    I just need to find the time to get caught up on the last few years worth of fishing.
    .
    Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue
    .
    "Keep your powder dry, Boys!"
    ~ George Washington

    "If I understood everything I said I'd be a genius." ~ 'Unknown'

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2,093

    Default

    Well about now is a great time to start. Mid-month on out and the good fishing is around 10-2 when the sun is high. Big quill gordons will be around if you look for water temps of 48+ and trout should be active.
    Worship the LORD, not HIS creation.

    "No self respecting turkey hunter would pay $5 for a call that makes a good sound when he can buy a custom call for $80 and get the same sound."-NWiles

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,524

    Default

    New fly shop coming to Travelers Rest, looks like it might open this month.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2,093

    Default

    Where will it be located?
    Worship the LORD, not HIS creation.

    "No self respecting turkey hunter would pay $5 for a call that makes a good sound when he can buy a custom call for $80 and get the same sound."-NWiles

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,524

    Default

    Right across from the Sphinx, Duncan Donut on hwy 25.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    'Down in the Holler', SC
    Posts
    11,169

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rrconductor View Post
    New fly shop coming to Travelers Rest, looks like it might open this month.
    That’s good to hear. Thanks.
    .
    Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue
    .
    "Keep your powder dry, Boys!"
    ~ George Washington

    "If I understood everything I said I'd be a genius." ~ 'Unknown'

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    GVL
    Posts
    2,374

    Default

    Go to Orvis... they know what's up.
    "All conservation of wildness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must see and fondle, and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wilderness left to cherish." - A.L. from A Sand County Almanac

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    'Down in the Holler', SC
    Posts
    11,169

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Nitz View Post
    Go to Orvis... they know what's up.
    Orvis owns SA, and SA makes their lines, but for some reason the SA lines seem to get better reviews on quite a few sites than Orvis lines do. Not sure why as I'm certainly not an expert on them.
    Last edited by WoodieSC; 03-15-2019 at 04:53 PM.
    .
    Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue
    .
    "Keep your powder dry, Boys!"
    ~ George Washington

    "If I understood everything I said I'd be a genius." ~ 'Unknown'

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •