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#1 flymaster

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 01:18 AM

i need a good bass bug line for a 6wt. i have a St Croix imperial 9ft 6wt i have a orvis wonerline :thumbsdown" ont it now and hate it. tip sinks, coils up bad and the yellow color stained really quick. but on the other hand i paid $5 for it as a dealer promo at the orvis outlet in Salem VA. so guess no biggy since i have used it 2 years! so what i'm a tightwad. no i will pay for a good line so any help would be nice and how about going to a 7wt bass bug lines i am not sure it the moderate action rod would handle it.
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#2 J. Johnson

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 08:35 AM

I have the Orive bass line on my 7wt. I even use it for steelheading.

It rolls over a large fly or a lot of lead shot well. Takes some effort to get it to roll cast and turn over. I have to give it more umphf as I bring down the rod.

It was only sale for $20.00 a couple years ago and I still have no problems with cracking or the tip sinking. Only problem is its orange.
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#3 Sticky

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:47 AM

The Rio Clouser line has had great reviews, I'm planning on buying one for my 6 weight smallie rig.

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 02:04 PM

I pretty much own Cortland or Airflo lines; for your question I'd be inclined to look at all the different tapers offered by the manufacturers, but I can't see why a good old WF won't do the job.

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 07:37 PM

Rio Clouser line kicks BASS!!

I've been using it for two years and it made a difference from the very 1st cast. It turned flies like Clousers and big Stonefly nymps so much better than other lines I honestly thought I was overcompensating my casts! I really, really like it for big flies.

On another note, I tried the Wonderline and had the same results flymaster did. I will not buy that line again.
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:30 PM

Check the board at FLY FISHERMAN's Virtual Fly Shop:
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:05 AM

do they make the closer line in a 6wt though though it began at 7wt!
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:08 AM

mitch thanks loooking at a air-flo bug line the bass finder anybody ever used it. only $30 so not bad! i had a air-flo 4wt coiled like steal cable in the cold though. this won't be in the cold so it shouldn't matter.
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (flymaster @ Feb 2 2004, 02:04 AM)
do they make the closer line in a 6wt though though it began at 7wt!

Yes, in the cold water design.

#10 jsb2l

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:52 PM

I use the Rio Clouser line and it is simply the best! Check Ebay for some good deals right now.

#11 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:02 PM

I use Cortland and Sci. Angler exclusively....always have, always will...just my own preference......DT WF for the creeks and streams and Level floating for the still water.....

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:40 PM

have always used SA myself except the orvis lines i got cheap. but i liked the air-flo it was a loner line from a SA that the guy at the fly shop sent back for me it just started cracking after about 3 months use. they replaced it and no problems since. oh ya i have a cort. 333 i have had forever still kickin and kickin good too.
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 05:12 PM

I cant comment on the bass line but others have awnsered that already but i will comment on the wonderline since others have mentioned there displeasure with it.

I thought it was just me,i have heard all the "good" things about how slick it is and how it casts so well but i used it all last season and i really cant tell one bit of difference between it and any other line i have used. except for the fact that it set me back about $20 more than the others.


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Posted 03 February 2004 - 07:00 AM

this has turned into a scrap heap for junk wonderline instead of a question and answer.
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#15 Big Daddy Hubbard

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 02:40 PM

if you had a line that cracked after a few months, it is probably due to a manufacturing error, or MASSIVE abuse and seroius exposure to heat or UV rays...the former is more likely...I do however use Armor All to clean and protect my lines...I have a Cortland line that was my Grandad's. Close to Twenty years old now....no cracks...still casts like a dream....Wish I could help you more Flymaster, but I have only used the two Aforementioned brands...sorry