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#11860782 - 10/02/16 06:26 PM Salt water fly line
Bruce Mc Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 56
Loc: Edna, Tx
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 9weight fast action rod. What type of fly line would you suggest for salt water use. I'm leaning heavily toward the Rio bonefish quickshooter because it seems to be a tad heavy and will help load that fast action.
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#11860830 - 10/02/16 06:52 PM Re: Salt water fly line [Re: Bruce Mc]
TioPick Offline
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Registered: 09/27/16
Posts: 100
Loc: Paradise on the Rio
I am interested in what the comments are, I just bought a SA #8 Mastery Saltwater and a SA #10 Mastery Redfish (well, it has not arrived yet)but I will not have a basis for comparison to other fly lines. Those lines are supposed to be 1/2 weight heavy. Me thinks that all most of us can do is have confidence that we bought one of the "good" / "accepted" fly lines and go work on casting it. Just mi dos pesos from Paradise on the Rio

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#11860988 - 10/02/16 08:04 PM Re: Salt water fly line [Re: Bruce Mc]
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Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 319
Loc: Brazoria County
I have the Rio bonefish Quickshooter in 8wt. I really like it and have used it so much it's pretty much had it. It loads well on every rod that I've tried it with and casts well for me. I'm not any kind of great fly caster.

The only issue that I might mention is that it got dirty and impossible for me to clean. By dirty I mean little visible stains of marsh mud got down in the pores of the line and refused to come out with soaking in warm soapy water. I tried a line cleaner without success. But I fish muddy places and the mud finds its way aboard my craft where the line comes in contact with the marsh and bay muck. All this absorbed material seems to have eventually affected the line's handling. And the coating separated from the core just below the welded loop. But I used this line over many many trips casting many many times. I would still recommend it.

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#11861034 - 10/02/16 08:26 PM Re: Salt water fly line [Re: Bruce Mc]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1470
Loc: Texas
"And the coating separated from the core just below the welded loop. But I used this line over many many trips casting many many times. I would still recommend it."

David, cut the line just above the bad spot and nail knot your leader to it. Then coat the knot and the end of the fly line with Clear Cure Goo or Knot Sense; that will seal the fly line and facilitate the knot slipping through your guide(s). I never liked loops, and that is how I attach my backing and leader to the line.

Bruce Mc, the Rio lines have a stellar reputation on the Gulf Coast. Buy Rio with confidence. I use mostly Orvis lines, and I love them, but that is largely because the local Orvis shop is staffed by great folks, several of whom are good friends, and I prefer to buy from businesses like that.

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#11861112 - 10/02/16 08:54 PM Re: Salt water fly line [Re: Bruce Mc]
Brendan H Offline
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Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 195
Loc: Allen, TX
I really like my Wulff Bermuda Triangle line for making quick presentations to distant fish. I've also heard really great things about the SA Mastery bonefish lines, and I'll be purchasing that for my next saltwater setup.
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#11861783 - 10/03/16 09:44 AM Re: Salt water fly line [Re: Bruce Mc]
Hawkpuppy 1 Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 657
Loc: Kerrville, Texas
X2 for the Rio Bonefish....

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#11862095 - 10/03/16 12:08 PM Re: Salt water fly line [Re: Bruce Mc]
WoollyBugger Offline
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Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 463
Loc: Abilene, TX
Yep. Rio Bonefish

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#11862923 - 10/03/16 07:46 PM Re: Salt water fly line [Re: Bruce Mc]
Bruce Mc Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 56
Loc: Edna, Tx
Thank y'all for the replies. Jim, your thoughts on customer service are well taken, I have gotten stellar service from the Orvis shop in Houston.
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