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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.

Selecting a Fly Line

Fly fishing fly line selection Selecting a Fly Line.  Do you know the difference between the hundreds of different fly lines on the market? Why are there so many choices? Do I really need to have dozens of fly lines at my disposal to take up fly fishing?  Does the flyfishing world try to make it difficult to understand fly lines?  No, I don’t know, No and yes (it’s confusing to me as well!!!!).
Every day I have folks asking for help in selecting the right fly line for their flyfishing.  The decisions are mind boggling!  It confuses the majority of us and I have even upon asking the manufacturers, had some long moments of silence and blank stares.  The choices don’t have to be confusing.  In this article I have tried to simplify the selection process, regardless of the manufacturer, for the beginner or the advanced fly fishing angler.  I have compiled a list of the fly lines typically used and summarized them by the tapers (shape and weight) which I use for the various types of fly fishing conditions. Check it out….