Hover line

chukka

Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2010
Messages
17
Looking for recommendations on a good super slow/hover line for a fast action 7wt rod.

Narrowed it down to:

Rio in touch hover
Cortland Competition hover
Wychwood hoverer
Airflo sixth sense 0.5inch/s intermediate

Want something that cuts through the film quickly but doesn't continue to sink when nymphing.

Any comments or others to consider?

Thanks
 

chukka

Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2010
Messages
17
I've already got the 3ft and 6ft midge tips and use them a lot but find you miss finicky fish in a wind when you get a bow in the line. I'm looking for something that keeps you in direct contact and digs in but allows you to retrieve very slowly.

I used to use cortland blues on the boat but they don't cast particularly well and are a bit inconsistent sink wise. Some days they struggle to break the film other days they go down too quick.

The Whychwood seems a bargain but is it junk? I've got the 5wt rocket floater which I picked up on a used reel and the full line goes out, great casting line, but that's not the hover!
 

Latest posts

Top