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    Default Which flyline?

    When flyfishing for coarse fish I use a 5 to 6 wt fly rod, using small nymphs and lures. Which is the best line to use weight forward or double taper?

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    You could write a book on this.
    It depends on what you want to do and your ability.
    Without getting into deep water I suggest you have and try both and form your own opinions.
    rusty

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    get your lines from the ''pirate'' and it won't break the bank.

    jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T 68
    When flyfishing for coarse fish I use a 5 to 6 wt fly rod, using small nymphs and lures. Which is the best line to use weight forward or double taper?
    This is the question.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling
    get your lines from the ''pirate'' and it won't break the bank.

    jim
    This doesn't answer the question. I can only assume you are on commission.

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    I wish,my 1st thought was to tell him to buy some millends so that for not a lot of money he could find out for himself what suited his style and method of fishing,.but millends are sometimes ****.so i thought i would suggest what i thought would be the next cheapest route,and i also assumed(bad) that he would have at least one or the other wf or dt.
    and just so that your post MJB is not allowed to make it look like my answer was in direct replyto paul t 68's post,this post was in between
    You could write a book on this.
    It depends on what you want to do and your ability.
    Without getting into deep water I suggest you have and try both and form your own opinions.
    jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling
    and just so that your post MJB is not allowed to make it look like my answer was in direct replyto pault 68's post,this post was in between


    jim
    Perhaps you should have been more specific in your reply or used the quote function. That way there could be no mis-interpretation.

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    The line I am using is a cortland 444 wf 6 floating, it feels a good line but I do not seem to be able to roll cast it very well. As a lot of swims can be a nightmare to cast due to bushes etc.
    I do not cast far, and it is often windy.
    I wondered if a double taper line would be better?
    Also on the end of my braided loop I use a 9 ft length of 5 or 6 lb flourocarbon, on to which I attatch my fly.
    Should I use a tapered leader, is it that important? I have caught trout without them.

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    The double taper is better for roll casting,but you might get the same effect by uplininig a WF by1#what you have to remember is that on a WF line once the head(normally30')is out of the tip ring then you have to start shooting line as the running line is not good at transferring energy and if you try to cast on it it will ''probably'' collapse,but with a DT The whole line is in effect a head(no running line) in fact if you were going to go in for long casts with the DT you would be better going down 1# but as you are fishing close in you will not have that problem.

    jim
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    Thanks Jim for that info, I am not a brilliant caster, I think one of my problems is I retrieve in to much flyline with the braided loop just a few feet from the rod tip. This makes it difficult to start casting again because there is not enough flyline out of the rod.
    A lot of fish follow the fly right in, so I retrieve all the line in, is there another way?

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    your not doing anything wrong.when youv'e drawn in your line,if you point your rod at the water and gently waggle it from side to side you will get your line out enough to go straight back to a casting situation.hope that's clear.

    jim
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