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  1. #1
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    Fly Line Reccomendation

    Hey guys,

    A couple years ago my grandpa passed down a lot of his fly fishing gear to me. I've got an old battenkill reel that's been working great. The fly line feels like it's kind of deteriorating, though. I mainly fish a 5 wt rod in creeks to small rivers. Any recs for some new fly line? I wish my fly fishing knowledge was extensive as my skiing gear knowledge but it just isn't.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
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    Red one's float the best.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post
    Red one's float the best.

    This is correct
    "You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning".

    -Scottish Proverb

  4. #4
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    I thought red ones were the fastest?

  5. #5
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    Redds are very fishy. Id head to your local bass pro or dicks sporting and have them show you there selection of redd lines

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  6. #6
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    I thought fishing redds was only for sponsored fisherbros?

    for a real answer the rod might provide useful info, otherwise just spend some $$ on a brand name WF and call it good.

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    Get a double haul line.

  8. #8
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    Rio or airflow, spend as much as you can afford on a WF as previously stated

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    For durability, I would choose Airflo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakeson View Post
    For durability, I would choose Airflo.
    I wouldn't.

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    Fly Line Reccomendation

    I hope that after two months he already found a line.......
    And what snapT said.

  12. #12
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    To be fair I like their tapers, durability is hit or miss, more often miss due to the nature of the coatings/cores. I don't personally feel their floaters float. The streamer max and its iterations are by far the best streamer line ever though. Great spey tapers, they get the two handed game.

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