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Quality Fly lines #13685350 08/30/20 05:01 PM
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In your opinion, what is the best quality fly line? In my mind, Rio Gold sets the standard, but I'd like to hear other thoughts.

Also with amazon, it seems there are many other lines coming to the market that are either new or re-branded knockoffs. Have you found any of these that meet your quality expectations of a "good" fly line? I'm not talking about a for-the-money comparison, but a true quality vs. quality evaluation.


Re: Quality Fly lines [Re: COFF] #13685477 08/30/20 07:27 PM
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I picked up some blue halo line about a year ago and have thought about switching all my reels over. It may not be as good as the rio gold but i like it better than the grand. I have done everything I can to try and loosen up the rio grand and it wont.

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In my opinion it depends on the rod but having said that I seldom use fly line anymore (just my fishing style).


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Re: Quality Fly lines [Re: COFF] #13685726 08/31/20 12:49 AM
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I really like the Scientific Anglers Mastery Series for floating and sinking line. Aqua nova makes a really good x-fast sinking line. I normally buy my line from eBay at pennies on the dollar. I tear up lots of fly line on carp, buffalo, sharks, snapper, etc. At $100 a pop that gets cost prohibitive.

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I'd have to go with RIO, Airflow, and Scientific Angler


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No personal experience with it, but I have heard several people complaining about problems with Rio lines cracking. May have just been a bad batch. I have had extremely good results with quality and durability with Scientific Anglers Mastery lines. Since I do a lot of ultralight flyfishing, I have also had outstanding performance and quality with Barrio Small Stream lines (which incidentally cost less than $40).

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