View Full Version : fly line help
08-08-2007, 12:51 PM
with the upcomming salmon season almost upon us (if we ever get any rain) i am looking to upgrade my salmon rod and reel. i am looking at getting a Ross Cimarron large abor reel allong with a sage rod in the $200 range (not sure which one yet, am waiting to go and talk to someone who knows what to get) and from what i can remember seeing people on the river using fly rods but it didnt look like it was actual fly line it almost looked like a fire line type stuff. anybody know what type of line this is? any suggestions would be greatly appricated.
08-08-2007, 01:00 PM
Probably Amnesia ( Red In Color )
08-08-2007, 01:16 PM
Either that or running line.
08-08-2007, 01:51 PM
I really like the Cortland .022 running lines for chuck and duck, iif thats the method you are going to use. Basically the thinner the line, the easier it cuts through the water to get deep, and the water does not push it down river as fast, keeping you in the 'strike zone' longer. I am not sure Cortland still makes the .022, but the .029 is close enough if you can't find it.....
08-08-2007, 03:17 PM
skip the amnesia and get Zip line. Much friendlier line...its not as rigid as the amnesia.
08-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Plus amnesia has the "memory of an elephant" which is a BI*** to work with sometimes. I'd definitely go Zip Line.
HMMMM........Amnesia with a memory!?!? :D
08-08-2007, 06:13 PM
where are you guys getting the zip line? BBT? I've googled it and looked online at shops but don't see it anywhere. I'm in G.R. but get up north quite a bit.
08-09-2007, 11:27 AM
It's made by Climax (a Cortland company). I've used it for a long time. It fishes much nicer than the Amnesia line and is about the same diameter for handling purposes. I don't know about BBT, but I've found it at D&R Sports in Kalamazoo.
Hope this helps,
08-09-2007, 12:00 PM
thanks for the help ill look around this weekend for it.
Red Moose Lodge
08-09-2007, 01:09 PM
For the money zip is hard to beat. I still use the old school .029 running line 100' for 20-30 bucks . It is softer and easier to handle on the hands for break offs( expecially if you have cracks around your fingers), stripping in, and if you get a little tangled up or notted it untangles faster and easier.++ if anyone want's to argue that your not flyfishing you do have a flyline on. One more advantage to the running line is some fly reels have small gaps around the spool and the thinner lines find there way into those gaps easier.
Disadvantage of the running line is only in the winter during icy guides. Zip line I like in the winter it is a little more sensitive for those lite takes. It is part of the mono family and you can feel bottom and takes just a little better.
Thing like this are all personal prefrence. Both work great. Good luck :)
08-09-2007, 01:38 PM
Ahh, the zip line caught in the reel...my favorite. And it always seems to happen you have a fish on.
I do believe BBT sells it. Actually I know they do.
08-09-2007, 04:08 PM
Yes BBT carrys it, about $10-$12 I believe if I'm not mistaken. Great stuff, much better than Amnesia. I would really like to know who the guy who decided to come up with "Amnesia" was and dubbing it "memory free" :mad: cause I'd like to meet that guy and kick him square in the seat of his waders!
You might as well uncoil a slinky and use that as line because that's as memory free as Amnesia:eek:
08-09-2007, 05:17 PM
ditto on the "thanks for the help"
I'll stop in on my way back to G.R. from Manistee Saturday. Cross your fingers for me and I'll post some pics if we connect.
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