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#11430671 - 02/22/16 11:29 AM Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt
winchester44 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 863
Loc: Fort Worth
Morning All,

Well a buddy I was teaching to fish managed to slice about 8 feet off my SA Sharkwave GPX 6 wt line this weekend. If it was just the welded loop, I'd tie on perfection loop and call it a day, but losing that much is really going to affect it. I think I'm going to relegate this line to the back-up back-up pile. Anyhow, I did like the the Sharkwave GPX, but after spending a season with it, it's probably not ideal for most of what I do. It really seemed to excel at the long casts. Double-hauling it was like having a cannon, but I never felt very precise inside 40'. Roll casting especially seemed tough with this line. It does come off the water very easily, but just had a very hard time keeping the loops tight in close. Anyhow, 90% of what I'm doing is making lots quick short casts to bass and carp either while wading or out of a canoe or kayak. The Rod is a 9' 6 wt TFO BVK. Very curious to hear what you all would recommend.

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#11430837 - 02/22/16 12:37 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 384
Loc: Arlington, TX
I'm a fan of Rio Outbound Coldwater with the 37 ft head for quick casts. One or two false casts and shoot.
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#11431037 - 02/22/16 01:55 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: BoPro]
winchester44 Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth
Nice, buddy just got that for his 8WT BVK and is raving about it. Do you think the cold water version would give you any trouble on hot days?
Would you go up a size for that for a BVK or keep the weight the same as the rod?

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#11431134 - 02/22/16 02:24 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 384
Loc: Arlington, TX
I use the line year around with no issues. I would not go up a size. The line itself is already heavier than standard grain wts. For example, Sharkwave GPX has a 40ft head at 173 grains. Outbound is rated at 240 grains for a 6wt. I use it on my Sage Method and TCX rods, which are "ultra" fast rods, it loads both fine.

They make two versions. Outbound and Outbound Short. The Short has a 30ft head. I tend to carry more line in the air, so I prefer the 37 ft head.

I can probably let you try the 6wt or 7wt Outbound if you are ever in the South Arlington area. Me an my buddy practice quite often.


Edited by BoPro (02/22/16 02:28 PM)
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#11431632 - 02/22/16 05:41 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: BoPro]
winchester44 Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth
THanks Much! That's extremely generous. I work at 820 & I-20 might take you up on that sometime.
I have a buddy with it on he 8 wt that's with me most outings. Might try his first and then let you know.
According to the fancy Rio Line Selector on their website I need to buy the Bonefish Quick Shot.......Decisions decisions.

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#11432128 - 02/22/16 08:44 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 384
Loc: Arlington, TX
I've casted the Bonefish quickshooter. It's a a great line. The only issue I've had with saltwater lines, is they tend to coil more in "cold" water. One of my favorite lines is Wulff Bermuda Triangle taper. It just sucks for me when fishing with north texas during the cooler months.. I have that line on my 8wt, and its one of my favs for distance and smaller bonefish sized flies. But if when I'm throwing wet socks, I like outbound..
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#11435931 - 02/24/16 10:26 AM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: BoPro]
winchester44 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 863
Loc: Fort Worth
Thank you thank you, this is excellent advice. It sounds like the outbound short would be excellent for throwing big bass streamers and bugs around North Texas I've grown to embrace these monster flies as well and usually just break out the 8wt with Rio Redfish and it rockets them out effortlessly. I've found the Sharkwave GPX is also something of a cannon as well. Do you find the outbound short can cast a long way with a heavy fly, but also can load fast at close range and make good presentations inside 40'?

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#11436848 - 02/24/16 03:48 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
txbassnewbie Offline
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Registered: 07/02/14
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Loc: Flower Mound
I fish outbound short on my tfo mini mag on my tfo bvk I run the reg saltwater outbound

Me personally I wouldn't put an outbound short on a my BVK.

One thing about the short it does great at throwing big flies but it's more of throw it in the general direction you lose accuracy.

You will get more distance on reg outbound compared to outbound short. Short you do one false cast and throw. It's more of getting the fly out there more to fish than accuracy and distance


Edited by txbassnewbie (02/24/16 03:50 PM)

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#11436861 - 02/24/16 03:52 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
txbassnewbie Offline
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Registered: 07/02/14
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Loc: Flower Mound
My suggestion is go to backwoods fly shop they might let you throw both fly lines talk to Stephen. He has experience with the outbound short and he can tell you the pluses and minuses.


Edited by txbassnewbie (02/24/16 03:52 PM)

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#11436885 - 02/24/16 04:01 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: txbassnewbie]
winchester44 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 863
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: txbassnewbie
My suggestion is go to backwoods fly shop they might let you throw both fly lines talk to Stephen. He has experience with the outbound short and he can tell you the pluses and minuses.


Thanks a million for those comparisons!

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#11436985 - 02/24/16 04:51 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: txbassnewbie]
2FlyFish4 Offline
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Originally Posted By: txbassnewbie
I fish outbound short on my tfo mini mag on my tfo bvk I run the reg saltwater outbound

Me personally I wouldn't put an outbound short on a my BVK.

One thing about the short it does great at throwing big flies but it's more of throw it in the general direction you lose accuracy.

You will get more distance on reg outbound compared to outbound short. Short you do one false cast and throw. It's more of getting the fly out there more to fish than accuracy and distance


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#11437680 - 02/24/16 09:36 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
bigjhoov Offline
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Registered: 08/20/06
Posts: 74
Loc: Rockwall
SA Mastery GPX

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#11447426 - 02/29/16 03:08 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
joemac224 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 143
I work at Backwoods, and if you are bass fishing, I suggest the outbound short. The short heavy head makes it easy to pick up and lay down without many false casts, if any at all. Makes it much easier to cast short distances too.

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#11449480 - 03/01/16 12:30 PM Re: Fly Line recommendation for TFO BVK 9' 6wt [Re: winchester44]
utnbaylor Offline
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Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 1
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Can't go wrong with an all around line like the Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX or GPX. MPX is the updated GPX. You can get some really good clearance deals on the GPX. I've bought them at Backwoods for $30.00 on sale. The lines are a little heavier making it much easier to cast stiffer action rods. If you are wanting to roll cast or single spey, can't go wrong with the Wulff Ambush Triangle taper lines.

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