Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Trout Line
by Steve Zweber (Z)
New fly lines come out all the time; I usually
don't pay attention. I have lines that I like and
couldn't understand how a "new and improved" line
could help my fishing. So it was with some skepticism
that I tried out the new Mastery Series Trout line
from Scientific Anglers.
First impressions mean a lot; I loaded the WF-5 floating
line on an old medium action 5wt rod to try some lawn
casting. In short casting it handled very well, it went
where I pointed it and laid out straight. What surprised
me was how it went through the guides… this line wants
to go! Next was a trip to the lake, using a faster rod
this time, after a few false casts I was pleased to see
the line shoot out with little effort on my part. This
line feels slick and it is! It mends in the air with
ease; it lifts off the water smoothly and forms a nice
loop that lays out the leader perfectly.
The next morning I hiked into a high mountain lake, with
snow surrounding the shoreline I felt this was the perfect
place to see how the line performed in the cold. I was
happy to see the line didn't coil on the water as I pulled
it off the reel and the slickness while casting was still
there. The line floated very high, the tip didn't sink
and the wind was able to move it across the surface.
When I went to clean the line I noticed that it had
accumulated very little dirt. I know this line had been
"street" cast, lawn cast and had at least eight hours
of casting on water. The AST coating works as
advertised, it's very slick, floats great and doesn't
pick up dirt.
Scientific Anglers "new and improved" Mastery Series Trout
Line is just that, new, and very much improved. I will be
purchasing this line for all my trout rods.
3M Scientific Anglers
3M Center, Building 223-4NE
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
Call 1-800-525-6290 for the location of your nearest dealer.
For more details visit their web site at: 3M Scientific Anglers
~ Steve Zweber
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