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    I'm thinking of replacing some of my older fly lines (primarily Dry floating) this year and having trouble sorting through all the various lines advertised. Everything seems to be application oriented, without mentioning brands and names. I just want the best line, #4-5, for dry flies, but get confused by all the characteristic advertised. Don't tell me to ask at the fly shop, because they seem to push various brands or just what they have been told to push. Any ideas from real fishermen? I don't mind if you mention brands and price is not an issue.
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    John
    Hook and Hackel Hi Floater. A great line and a good value. Still available in DT if you are so inclined. Olive green color. I have had several for over 5 years with no issues. Give Ron or Eric a call and tell the sent you.
    Brad
    "A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her."
    -W.C. Fields

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    I am basically a fly line snob, LOL I use nothing but Sharkskin. I am also having a very hard time with Fly Line costing $100. My preference is a line with NO memory, a line that shoots easily regardless the size of the fly. One that is durable as I do fish every day. A young man gave me some line to say thanks. KASTKING. On Amazon. Loop at both ends. Under $50. I love this stuff.

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    Welcome back, Joni. It's been awhile.

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    I have been having real good luck casting the Cortland Finesse Trout II fly lines, even my guides like them, so much so that some have started carrying that line in their fly shops. Great for dries, weight forward and casts a small to good sized fly very nicely.

    Larry ---sagefisher---

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    Thanks! Been fishing every day but also Riding and Rock and rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom1 View Post
    John
    Hook and Hackel Hi Floater. A great line and a good value. Still available in DT if you are so inclined. Olive green color. I have had several for over 5 years with no issues. Give Ron or Eric a call and tell the sent you.
    Brad
    Thanks Brad. I respect your opinion and will check it out. They are good guys. Hope to see you up north this year.
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    You're welcome John. Yes, they are good folks. I will be up starting on June 20 for The Rodmakers at Grayrock. Then the Fish In starts on Sunday, June 24 and runs until the next Sunday, July 1. I am sure I will be bugging you for the latest fishing report!

    Brad
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    Looking forward to it Brad. Hopefully, we can have another social out at the house if that works for everyone.
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    I picked up some brand new 7wt sharkskin for $40 at the fly fishing expo this year in Atlanta. I've never used it before, but I plan on spooling it up this weekend and giving it a try.

    Jim Smith

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