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How to Choose Fly Lines

I am new to saltwater fly-fishing and just purchased a 9-weight outfit to fish the tidal creeks and flats in Savannah, Georgia, for reds and specks.

November 19, 2001
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Q I am new to saltwater fly-fishing and just purchased a 9-weight outfit to fish the tidal creeks and flats in Savannah, Georgia, for reds and specks. What is a good choice for a floating and sinking line? There are so many options I don’t know where to begin.

For the kind of fishing you are doing and since you are not an experienced fly-fisherman, I would purchase only a floating line. Only after you gain more experience should you worry with a sinking line in that fishery. All line companies make fine fly lines, though I would suggest you get a line with a bonefish taper. This has a relatively short, heavy weight-forward section that will allow you to easily throw short to medium distances.

-Lefty

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