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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2019, 08:12:20 AM »
It's hard to answer the question without more info on the intended quarry, location, and technique. All lines have a place, and there is definitely some overlap. You don't need much to start with, but you want to start with the right line for what you want to accomplish otherwise it will end up just being an exercise in futility.
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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2020, 09:10:07 AM »
Was kinda just wanting a single general use to have in the trunk. I've got a fenwick 4/5 with a pflueger medalist.
Mostly gonna be used for trout. I got way to much fishing stuff (really not enough) Kinda wanted to limit the gear I own for fly fishing.
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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2020, 09:45:07 AM »
Here is what I would do. Get a 5 wt, weight forward floating line, and buy a cheap okuma fly reel for $25 or $30 and put a 5 wt 10' type 3 sink tip on it. Those 2 lines will cover you for 95% of all trout fishing scenarios.

If you can truly only get one line, get the floating. You can adapt to different scenarios with it.

Quality matters but it's not the end all. Find a Scientific Anglers or basic Cabelas line that's on sale and get after it. Just keep the line clean, and out of the sun when not in use and they will last a couple years.
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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2020, 09:52:14 AM »
Love the old school gear, gave a similar setup to a grandson.  For your use I would go with the $10 kind, if you can cast it, it is perfect.  Anything more expensive will just cause heartburn when the mice chew it up in the trunk.

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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2020, 10:21:13 AM »
The plueager medalist I bought came pre-spooled. So I honestly have no idea whats on it. The floating line on it feels cheap, but really I have no experience.
These are the answers I was looking for thanks fellas.  Been away for awhile busy busy with work, haven't even had time to fish sadly. Gonna be around alot more in the coming days though. Love the effort that goes into fly casting. I literally get mad( Im sure you guys know what I mean)that's good.. Still havent been able to get any distance on my casts but Ive donated like 40 flys to "nature" " :chuckle: Makes me work harder. Things get to easy from time to time and I lose interest.
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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2020, 11:22:29 AM »
Fly fishing is definitely a rabbit hole.   You can literally spend thousands on it and still justify one more purchase.   But there are ways to do it on the cheap.   If you want some ideas let us know what fish you are going after,  what water you are fishing,  and we'll spit out what we know works.  I've personally fished mostly steelhead with fly rods, some trout fishing,  and salmon.   I've not ventured into the salt though.   It can be done for really cheap, you don't need a sage rod and hardy reel.   That said,  your casts will benefit from a matching line to rod.  If not matched it can be a mess.

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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2020, 12:17:19 PM »
And dont worry about distance. Most quality fly presentations happen inside 40'. Outside that, control becomes quite difficult.
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Re: Fly line question.
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2020, 01:08:44 PM »
One thingís for sure. Itíll never get too simple with a fly rod. There is always something else to try.
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