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New Scientific Anglers Fly Line, Part Three

Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Clear Fly Line
Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Clear Fly Line

Part Three Blog on Scientific Anglers New Fly Line

The new Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Clear Line is an outstanding intermediate fly line in 200 grain for five to seven weight rods, 250 grain for six to eight weight rods, 300 grain to seven to nine weight rods and 350 grain for eight to ten weight rods. The 200 grain line is great for Western Trout Streams and smallmouth bass. I like the 350 grain line at the Outer Banks for blues, stripes and puppy drum, if I hang up too much with my 350 grain Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Fly Line.
This whole line sinks at 1.25 ips and thus is excellent replacement for the Scientific Anglers Mastery Streamer Express Line, which is on SALE.
I use my Murray’s Fluorocarbon 6 foot Sinking Leaders with this new fly line.

Double Hex

When you are fishing the Hexagenia hatch if you see splashy rises when the duns start coming off the fish may be taking the emerging insect rather than the dry dun. When I see this I put a Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 10 on a 36 inch mono dropper off the bend of a Mr. Rapidan Skater size 8 and fish this down and across stream to the rising fish. Some of the fish take the dry while some take the emerger.