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#11782095 - 08/17/16 11:20 AM Fly Line?
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Recently was told that the S.A. Mastery line was especially good for roll casting. Can anyone confirm or deny this. Does anyone have experience with the Mastery line specifically?
Thanks
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#11782277 - 08/17/16 12:44 PM Re: Fly Line? [Re: Smurfs]
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Which "Mastery" line are you referring to? SA's Mastery series is their top end series of fly lines and it is offered in multiple different tapers (or designs). Some of the Mastery line designs are excellent for roll casting, while other Mastery options excel in other areas.
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#11782291 - 08/17/16 12:50 PM Re: Fly Line? [Re: Smurfs]
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Rex with that said which S.A. Mastery line would you recommend, if any for roll casting? That is the technique I use 95% of the time in Northern NM and Southern CO. I am curious to see if there is a noticeable difference
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#11782392 - 08/17/16 01:33 PM Re: Fly Line? [Re: Smurfs]
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Hey smurfs havnt ran into you on the water like I always seem too. I use the s.a. Mastery series gpx trout line up there and it roll cast great. I have it on my tiny creek rod 7'6" 3wt it will still turn over a clouser with a split shot fishing the sandies down here. Only complaint I have about it if you can call it that. Is about the first five cast after you havnt used it in a month it shows a little memory. Not a big problem as after the first few cast its gone. It is very accurate for roll casting even at a good distance.
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#11782415 - 08/17/16 01:45 PM Re: Fly Line? [Re: robert hunter]
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Originally Posted By: robert hunter
Hey smurfs havnt ran into you on the water like I always seem too. I use the s.a. Mastery series gpx trout line up there and it roll cast great. I have it on my tiny creek rod 7'6" 3wt it will still turn over a clouser with a split shot fishing the sandies down here. Only complaint I have about it if you can call it that. Is about the first five cast after you havnt used it in a month it shows a little memory. Not a big problem as after the first few cast its gone. It is very accurate for roll casting even at a good distance.


Thanks Robert, I am going to try it. I was really just curious to see if there is a noticeable difference from what I'm using pretty much on all my reels which is Cabela's Prestige Plus. It's a great line, I just didn't no if you would be able to tell a difference in a simple roll cast.

I'll run into you this fall for sure!


Edited by Smurfs (08/17/16 01:53 PM)
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#11782583 - 08/17/16 03:37 PM Re: Fly Line? [Re: Smurfs]
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That gpx taper is really good for roll cast for sure and it will set a sz22 emerger down on the water with out the hint of a splash. I think you will really like it on small streams in New Mexico and Colorado. It is not the line if you want to double haul and shoot flys a long way but for what your looking for I think you will be impressed. I'll look for you on the water
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#11794562 - 08/24/16 01:17 PM Re: Fly Line? [Re: Smurfs]
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Royal Wulff's Triangle Taper (TT) Lines are especially well-adapted to roll casting. They have a relative long, continuously increasing taper from the tip 27 to 40 feet, so roll casts are easier. I often use these lines on my bamboo rods as well, since that taper seems to bring out the best in those slower action rods.

Here's a blurb from their website on the TT lines:

The Triangle Taper is a continuous forward taper in the head of the line, the first 27 to 40 feet depending on the application. This provides the most efficient transfer of casting energy as it unrolls because the heavier line is constantly turning over lighter line. This design also gives you a more delicate presentation because the weight is away from the fly. It is also the finest roll casting line for up to 60’ casts. The combination of a long weighted section and a light running line make the triangle taper cast like a shooting head for distance.
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#11796302 - 08/25/16 11:24 AM Re: Fly Line? [Re: Smurfs]
robert hunter Offline
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Have you picked out a line yet?
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