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Old 06-21-10, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Bass Line recommendations

I have bought an 8wt rod and Orvis Battenkill Mid Arbor IV reel. Now I need a recommendation on a fly line for bass. So many out there would like advice on a specific line. Also 8 wt or a 9 wt line???? Any thoughts appreciated!
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Old 06-21-10, 08:13 PM   #2
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what type of flies do you plan on tossing? Small, easy into the wind kind of stuff or big nasties? I said it before on another thread but for big nasties nothing beats a RIO Outbound Short...........NOTHING!

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Old 06-21-10, 10:50 PM   #3
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If you are going to throw heavy flies like Clousers or Hairy Fodders, a RIO clouser line works real well.
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Old 06-22-10, 06:42 AM   #4
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Plan to use deer hair bass bugs. Stick with matched 8wt or go to 9wt?
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Old 06-22-10, 06:43 AM   #5
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8wt or 9wt? Thank you
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Old 06-22-10, 08:19 AM   #6
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If you describe the 8wt rod you bought (brand, model, flex rating of Orvis), folks might be better able to remark about over-lining. I'm sure most are going to say "Try it first!"
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Old 06-22-10, 08:31 AM   #7
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Plan to use deer hair bass bugs. Stick with matched 8wt or go to 9wt?
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Which 8wt rod do you have?
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Old 06-22-10, 08:28 PM   #8
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Default Bass fly line

I have an 8wt Cabela's Stowaway. It is a 6pc. travel rod. Moderate/fast action.
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Old 06-23-10, 08:48 AM   #9
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I've cast lighter Stowaways. I'd stick with 8wt line since the rod isn't a broomstick. Should be pleasant to cast.

If you have access to buddies w/8wt & 9wt outfits, borrow their reels and try their line to get a general idea how they feel.
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Old 06-23-10, 07:56 PM   #10
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Default Bass fly line

thank you...sounds like a good idea...8 wt it will be...I can always upgrade rod and line at a later date if I find it necessary. My Tu buddies have the Stowaway in 8 wt, it comes highly recommended for the price...and action for bass. Now I just have to decide which line. Seems like everyone has their wt preferences and brands. I always buy Rio and use a 6 wt on my 5 wt.
I am not a strong caster, and this seems to help with distance. Seeing bass lines are front loaded I did not know how much wt I could handle. thank you for the advice.
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