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Best line for tarpon and reds?

Nearly all the manufacturers make good lines...

April 30, 2010
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Q: What fly line is best for all-around saltwater use if you are targeting fish like tarpon and reds? There are so many fly lines on the market today it drives me crazy! What do you suggest?

Joe Sammarco
Frisco, Texas

A: Fly line selection is always a personal choice. I prefer Scientific Anglers’ GPX line – it’s a weight-forward floating type, a half-size heavier than the standard line weight. Of course, nearly all the manufacturers make good lines, and many of them produce a similar line in a similar taper to this one. Just remember: The most important thing for maximizing any fly line’s performance is to keep it clean.

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