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Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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I've always bought and fished primarily Cortland lines. I have a lot of reasons, some rational and fishing-related and others more emotional...

2) I tend (and this is the emotionally-based reason) to patronize retail underdogs over industry dominant brands. Until the quality went completely to h---, we always had AMC cars when I was a kid. No GM products. They didn't need our business because they had most everybody else's. Sci Anger was (and may still be) a 3M company. Cortland, so far as I know, is just Cortland. So long as they make a decent product, they'll have my business...


I like that answer and agree with - except for that whole AMC thing. But the Honda Element has "Pacer" written all over it

Posted on: 2011/8/30 16:53
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Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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I like that answer and agree with - except for that whole AMC thing. But the Honda Element has "Pacer" written all over it


Hey!

Don't knock til you've tried it.

Posted on: 2011/8/30 16:59
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Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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>>I like that answer and agree with - except for that whole AMC thing. But the Honda Element has "Pacer" written all over it>>

Thanks, Tony..

We had a series of Hornet Sportabout Wagons in the 60's. They were tough, minimal fuss, reliable vehicles. So, a few years after I got out of college, I bought a new one, a 1977. At 45K, the head gasket blew and (just about simultaneously..) the belts broke on all four of the Firestone 500's on the thing. I limped it into the Subaru dealership and traded it on a new 1979 DL 4WD wagon made for the Canadian market (otherwise I would have had to wait an additional 10 weeks for a car). Everything was in kilometers. You could almost sit still and watch the odometer spin.. I drove Subarus for a while and then they went uptown on me; power this and that, more plush interiors and TV ads with kangaroos. Then I switched careers and went through my Bohemian period, where I was happy as a hog in mud, but had no money. So, I couldn't afford a Subaru anyway. So, I got a used 86 Renault Alliance, which was part of AMC's last gasp. It was a great little car. A 1.4 liter four that sounded like a hive of bees under the hood, but got almost 40 mpg on the highway. It died at 145K (brain box) and I sold it for $150 and U-Haul-It-The-Hellouttahere.

My first wife had a Pacer. Like her, it only operated intermittently and the paint was prone to peeling.

My sister has an Element. My brother-in-law got it for her because she has a tendency to do township work with her vehicles, clearing ditches and mowing small trees, etc. She bent the noses on two RAVs, so he got her this big bread box so she can do all the township work she wants without him worrying all the time about it.

I wish I could find those Canadian fly lines that Wal-Mart used to sell for 10 bucks. They were great lines. But they stopped carrying them. They were white and I used to dye them all sorts of colors with Rit.

Posted on: 2011/8/30 18:11


Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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Dear RLeeP,

Those flylines are made by Aquanova. You can buy them direct from Aquanova, or get them from GlobalDorber Group http://www.dorber.com/flylinesub.html.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

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Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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Well, I'll be dipped... At least one thing that hasn't gone uptown on me.

Thank You, Mr. Murphy.

Now I'll go get some blue denim Rit and order a few..

Posted on: 2011/8/30 18:57


Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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I really like the wulff lines, I have had sage line and sic-ang mastery and orvis but i have been most impressed with the wulff stuff. although I believe its made by sci-ang anyway.

I use to use frog hair fluorocarbon all the time. I still like it but I like mirage too.

I just started a new thing in my nymphing rig where I use a swivel and I really like the SPRO micro swivels. size 10 75lbs test. and when the fish bolt around all over and jump and everything they stay on.

as far as specifics my favorites go:

7wt joan wulff triangle taper floating (nymphing bigger water)

5wt joan wulff triangle taper floating (nymphing medium to small)

5wt sage weight forward floating (dry flys very precise and delicate presentation)

I had Sci-Ang trout mastery and was not impressed. I am looking for a good sinking line now for my 5wt as I have yet another spool to fill.

Posted on: 2011/9/3 22:29
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Re: what are your favorite manufacturers of Lines/tapers/weights?

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I don't see myself ever buying a Cortland line again. They have been left in the dust by virtually every other manufacturer IMO. They were good 15-20 years ago, but not now in 2011. I can buy slicker, longer lasting lines, with a myriad of tapers. I have no reason to buy a Cortland.

Rio's and SA's for me.

Kev

Posted on: 2011/9/4 12:38



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