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    Default Line advise

    Greetings,
    I'm planning a trip to Steinhatchee, FL (posted in the travel section). And am considering fly lines. And looking for advise.
    I have some RIO Outbound Short cold water salt F & I lines. I also have an assortment of shooting heads. Should I spend the money on a new (or used) Redfish / warm water line? I anticipate 3 days fishing shallow turtle grass flats? Alternating with spinning gear.
    Thoughts
    Thanks,
    J Ice

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    In June it will be warm so for casting off the hot front deck of a boat you will want a stiffer 'tropical / warm water' line.

    I honestly see very little sinking lines being used for Redfish but who knows?

    I would buy a new Rio Redfish WF8F 'tropical / warm water' line and put it on the spool after removing your Rio OBS Intermediate.

    Have you Rio OBS floater cold water as a back up or for wading.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

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    I use an Airflo Redfish line for my 8 weight when I go to Florida, very happy with the way it holds up - a couple days out there is rough on a line.

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    Rio, Scientific Angler/Master, Airflo and Cortland all make their own fly lines and are all good.

    Companies like Orvis, LL Bean, Bass Pro/Cabelas, Etc. have their fly lines made by the companies above and are good too.

    They will all have different tapers and weights though.....
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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    Thanks Fellas,
    I'm keeping an eye out for some used lines and flies.

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