I have a Hydros 3D bass line, I like it a lot. No problems as far as sticky coating, keeping it clean or anything. The taper is very front heavy (its a bass line after all) and does a nice job slowing down the Helios to a fishing speed rather than a showing off speed. Your mileage may vary as I haven't tried the trout lines at all.... Though if you arent in a hurry, I just ordered one in a 4 weight to go on my new SFT and I can at least give you my opinion in a couple days.