I like the SA amplitude grand slam for an all around line. I'm looking to put together an 8wt outfit for shallow water reds, speckled trout, etc. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 23, 2017. anyone throwing the nrx 8wt? I'm not a fan of the Airflo Ridge, but I do like the Airflo Bruce Chard Tropic. Works very well for my casting style. I use both the airflow ridge w clear tip and the wulff but on all my rods - nrx 1 pieces, asquith and crosscurrent pro 1 piece. Customer Support: 866-587-6747 | [email protected] Home We have listed the fly line weights as they relate to actual weight of the fly line in grains or grams. Shop all the Best New Fly Lines for 2020 from Top Brands Scientific Anglers, RIO, Airflo, and Orvis. I, for one, think it is fair to say that most modern fly rods can indeed cast 3 different line weights. Orvis bargain bin is a good place to look I've bought lines for 5 bucks. Mudbug, I too have the Depth Charge but it is a fast sinking 30' into Intermediate. I think it is 230 grain. Orvis Clearwater fly line is designed with features to help the … I like SA titan taper also. I'm guessing that would move some mass. Scott Fly Rods is known for producing some of the best fly fishing rods available, and the Meridian is no exception. An 8 weight rod can handle the 8 weight line, and the line is the weight you're throwing. This helps me too, as I am thinking of getting the BVK 7wt and using the RIO Gold 8wt line I have on it. With a sinking line, I feel comfortable that a 300 grain head would work for my purposes. It says the head weight for the WF8F line is the 330 grains, or equivalent to an 11 wt line! If you need any help choosing the best fly fly line to suit your needs, please contact our expert Pro Staff by phone or email. But the rod wouldn't work well with that heavy a line. I have fished my trusty Cortland guide and don't really like it on this rod. The Sector is a marvel in fly rod engineering, showcasing Scott’s ability to improve fly rods that are already considered best-in-industry. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. It's not the rod that's zinging out through the guides, it's the line. Magnum is not only a 1/2 size heavy but aggressively forward loaded as well...this suits this rods personality. Orvis Recon. I know the BVKs typically like to be over lined by a half to full line in the lighter weights. I think it’ll soon rival the cult status of the Sage XP. The Rio In Touch Striper is one of the best sinking tip saltwater fly lines you can find. In general I dislike over-lining a rod. You must log in or register to reply here. ---------- Post added at 02:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:35 PM ----------, ---------- Post added at 07:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:08 PM ----------. The Orvis Encounter Fly Rod is … With a 50-foot head plus a 12-foot rear taper, this line works best in … Come join the discussion about engines, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, fishing, boating, poles, maintenance, and more! Cool idea. The AFFTA head weight for a true 8wt line is around 210 grains. The Lamson Liquid fly reel is a fantastic deal starting at $99.95 – this is one of the best fly fishing reels you’ll find at this price point. While these diagrams are really great for most lines, they didn’t work as … I throw a lot of weighted and/or bulky streamers with it - often into wind. 2007 Beavertail Opsrey - 2017 Suzuki DF60A. Overview: Choosing the best fly line is very critical for the success of your fishing trip.In this article we have selected, tested and reviewed 10 great fly lines available online. The BVK is a fast action rod isn't it? Having the right fly line for the species you’re targeting and the conditions you’re fishing is key for a successful day of fishing. I didn't stop to think that the OP might want a sinking line. The Helios 3 series is going to go down in fly rod history as one of the best production rods ever. anyone throwing the nrx 8wt? I think I'm going to go with the TFO Mangrove because it seems to be a good fit for those in my situation. Best Fly Lines 2020. So, if you have a 5 weight rod, choose a 5 weight fly line. Select your two-handed rod below and you’ll find our suggestions. Suite 500, Troy, Michigan 48084 USA. Lets say we're talking about a Sage 890 Xi2. Standard Fly Line Weight Charts: AFFTA Approved Fly Line Weight Specifications Standard Fly Line Weight Charts give us parameters for specific fly line sizes. (CORRECTED, I originally pulled the specs of the Outbound Short)I just looked at the Outbound on the Rio site. Makes 65 ft snapT casts very easily and over hand cast 90 ft easy. We stock the largest inventory of specialty fly lines for any species and every situation. Lightning line speed and unheard of power are delivered not by increased stiffness but by relying on exceptional recovery speed. And because we get the question a lot, we have compiled a list of recommendations. Yes, that’s well over 4000data points. The airflow does coil up more than the wulff, - overall if I had to live w just one line - it would be the wulff. You’re not alone. We through the kitchen sink with it trying to tune it as a bonefish rod and ultimately selected the SA Textured Magnum Taper is its best line match-up. Taper diagrams were created by measuring the diameter of each line every 6 inches until we were well into the running line. 711 Posts . An affordable fly fishing reel that is actually worth buying is no doubt a challenge to find. By Louis Cahill Does having the right fly line mean catching more fish? Is this the case for my rod as well? This is a measure of the weight of the first 30′ of fly Unlike most other types of fly lines, the manufacturers of intermediate fly lines often do not list the sink rate of the line. I like the SA Redfish Mastery on mine. These rods are light and quick but not refined. The casting range of a fly reel is less than that of other types but with good skill, this is compensated. I recently picked up a BVK 9' 8wt. JavaScript is disabled. In the case of TFO BVK, however, I find it appropriate. Use it to throw deceivers, streamers, clousers, as well as other typical saltwater flies. Just bought the 8 wt single handed ambush fly line by wulff. Some I'm looking at so far are the Rio Redfish and Tropical outbound short. Scientific Anglers’ Mastery series is chock full of solid fly lines and one standout is the Mastery Bonefish line. Best used on small/mid-sized streams and where longer casts aren't needed. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. -Chris (@flatsfrenzy) | Gulf Coast of Florida | 2017 Spear Glades X Tunnel. I've got an 8wt (330 gr.) We spend a lot of time testing gear and writing shootouts to give you all of the tools to make your next trip a success. BVK Spey Line Recommendations 12’8″ 6-weight (400-600 Grain Window) Skagit400-475 grains18-26 foot heads … Faster rods I prefer a little more umph. The beauty of them is that with one spool and one running line you can easily carry a wide variety of lines (you can make heads out of old fly lines generally two lines higher than the rod. Trident Fly Fishing is a full service fly shop. Also fished the Rio bonefish quick shooter, it's ok for short shots. An impatient fisherman can simply cut and spool a new fishing line. My question was really geared toward finding out what weight forward floating line performed best on a 9' 8wt TFO BVK. Does anyone have any experience with what weight floating line works best? When it comes to the best saltwater fly rod, the Meridian is hard to beat. JavaScript is disabled. Casts well both intermediate and quick shots. We have the largest selection of freshwater and saltwater fly lines, for chasing trout to tarpon, and everything in between. looks like its either wulff bermuda triangle or airflo ridge.. anyone like one or the other? Make Offer - Saltwater Fly Reel with Line 7/8wt Fly Fishing Reel WF8F Sea Fishing Fly Line NEW HARDY GOLDEN WIDE SPOOL 3 7/8" FLY REEL *SPARE SPOOL ONLY* FOR 7-8 WT - $102.00 Which obviously is a overline but the BVK is fast and could probably handle it. I am using Rio summer redfish now. Rio Outbound on my 9ft 8wt BVK. Upper Texas Gulf Coast - Jackson Kayak Fishing Tea, Bermuda Triangle Taper Floating Fly Line | RoyalWulff, Industry Standards | American Fly Fishing Trade Association. We scoured the internet, asked experts, and shuffled through the newest fly rods out there so you don’t have to. The recon has several 8wt models available with different lengths. Moreover, we have also shed some light on critical factors you need to know before buying. It has a short and powerful head on the front taper that allows you to cast these … … An intermediate fly line sits in between a floating fly line and a medium sinking fly line. I like the Airflo Ridge Tropical (Bonefish/Redfish) on my NRX 8wt. Scientific Anglers produces the world's best fly lines, leaders, and tippet, along with fly fishing accessories, reels, outfits, and more. I have tried Allot of high end lines with same set up for salmon fishing and by far best on my reel is cortland platium 9weight line. It’s just that good. 7’11”, 9’, and 10’ … RIO DirectCore Bonefish | $120. Haven't had a chance to put my wulff btt on it yet, but have a feeling that will be the ticket. Have Wulff Bermuda Triangle on mine. A forum community dedicated to Small Skiff owners and enthusiasts. Behold, the best fly fishing rods of 2020. looking at new line whats good thanks. This is a great all-purpose line that can be used effectively in … Are you looking for a versatile, sturdy, and fast- action rod? ; Fly Line Weight 4: This weight works just fine for panfish, too.But also works well for all but the largest of trout. Some good casters like it on the NRX 1 pc. Put 8 weight line on 5 weight rod, and you'll feel it "tug" like that. Best Fly Lines for Smallmouth Bass. The Lamson Liquid has you covered from trout, to muskie, to panfish or bass. It features a longish rear taper which aids in smoothing things out on longer casts. We have the largest selection of freshwater and saltwater fly lines, for chasing trout to tarpon, and everything in between. 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