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Old 08-13-2008, 10:56 AM
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Fly Line advice - 4wt.

Good morning, all-
I'm looking for some opinions of the fly lines board members are using for their trout rods. I'm due for some new line for the 4 weight and am curious of what others like and don't like about their existing lines. I'm using a fast action 4 piece rod and my applications will be both nymphing and fishing smaller dry flies for selective trout on medium sized, moving water. I'm not too price sensitive, but $99 for the sharkskin is out.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:38 AM
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I really REALLY like the air-flo ridge lines.
to the point that I won't likely even consider anything else.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:39 AM
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Rio Nymph!

I have been eyeing the Sharkskin and it can be had for $60 - $70 on Ebay.

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:54 AM
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if you get the sharkskin, let me know how it fishes.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:54 PM
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I'm very happy with the Rio Gold on my 4 weight.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:12 PM
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2nd the rio gold.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:37 PM
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went with Rio Gold on the 5 WT and an happy with it so far.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:11 PM
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I've been happy with Rio Mainstream on my 3 and 6wt.

It seems to be on the light side for both sizes, which equals a more "delicate" presentation.

I'd assume it would be the same for the 4wt as well!

Although, Rio Gold is nice too, albeit a little more expensive.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:05 PM
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I have the Rio Grande and I love it - detecting a pattern here?

Cast the sharkskin before you buy. I was VERY unimpressed with it on my bonefishing trip this year. It may work OK for a 4wt in freshwater, but has some serious downsides for big fish in saltwater.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:26 PM
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I use the Rio Grand on my 3wt. Love it. It is about a half line heavier than standard line so it is best suited for a fast rod...
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