Orvis Fly Fishing
Why Are There So Many Types Of Fly Lines?
There are many different tools that help out fly fisherman to solve the riddle of casting flies at fish. There is nothing more integral to the pursuit of fish with a fly than your fly rod and fly line. Without the right rod and line for the task, you may find yourself struggling to present your flies successfully to feeding fish. Just like a golfer has many different clubs at their disposal, each one for a specific situation, a fly fisherman has many different fly lines at their disposal for a myriad of different fishing situations.
Different WT lines
Each fly line, regardless of its intended use, has a designated line WT.
Double Taper (DT) and Weight Forward (WF) lines
The classic, all-purpose fly line.
If you enjoy primarily nymphing to catch fish, then using a nymphing-specific line may aid you in fishing more effectively.
If you want to truly fish down deep in lakes, salt water or the deepest darkest holes of the river with wet flies, nymphs and streamers, a sinking line is a must have in your arsenal.
Streamer Fly Lines
For dedicated streamer fisherman, ditch the same old WF fly line and go for a sinking tip, streamer specific line.
If you want to get into a very specific form of fly fishing, it's a great idea to use a fly line that's designed specifically for that purpose; a streamer line for streamer fishing, a nymphing line for nymph fishing. If you want to do it all, then the classic WF line is your best bet. Purchase a few spare spools for your reel, and spool up a few types of line and keep them in your gear bag. Switching your line to a full sink only takes a few seconds, and it may mean you can reach the fish better than trying to pepper a long leader with split shot in order to get it down deep. Every tool has a specific use, and any craftsman knows just the right tool to get the job done. Fly fishing is no different!
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