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Fly fishing line Weight forward (WF), Line taper line: level(L), double (DT), shooting (ST), backing.

Fishing line plays a major role in fly presentation, in hooking fish, and in landing the fish. In order to choose the right line to improve your catch rate and to get the job done, you should consider all important characteristics including line weight, taper and visibility, limpness and casting ability.
    Fly Line carries the fly and leader across the water to the feeding fish and presents the fly according to the type of line and ability of the person casting. The rating of fly line is a measure of its weight when 30 feet of line are out of the rod. It is weight that causes rod to flex when casting. A higher rating will cast greater distances but will impact the water with greater disturbance. A lower rated line will be more delicate and will present the fly much more gently.
    Fly fishing requires a balanced system - rod, reel, line, and leader all need to work together. It is important to match the reel and rod, to select the right line and leader, that matched to rod and reel, to ensure that your system works as a unit. There are a number of factors involved in choosing the proper fly fishing line.

Line weight

of a Fly fishing line is ranked from 1 to 15, with 1 being the lightest and 15 the heaviest. Lighter lines are suited for delicate presentations and for casting light flies, also best to use line weights from 1 to 7 lbs for lighter fish such as panfish and most trout. For Largemouse Bass better to use a little heavier weight, from 7 to 9 lbs. Heavier lines are best for casting large, wind-resistant and heavy flies, heaviest lines an 8 to 15 lbs used for larger freshwater and saltwater fish.

Line taper

helps you cast more efficiently, this why most fly lines are tapered. This taper varies in weight, diameter and thickness over the length of the line. There are five main types of taper, each to meet a specific purpose: Weight-forward (WF) taper, Double taper (DT), Level (L) taper, Shooting taper (ST) and Bass bug/saltwater (BBT) taper.

The Level Taper (L)

Level-Taper line
Level Taper line is uniform in diameter throughout its length. It is lower in cost, it is great cast in perfect balance with rods, and make very delicate presentations of flies.
Level taper fly lines float extremely well due to their even weight and width. The advantages of fly lines are being supple for minimized drag and memory; they stretch to protect your rod and tippet, and do not absorb water for feather-like landing. It is the best choice for fly fishing with live bait and will work very well with every rod.
  • Weight 10LB: Diameter: 0.92mm, Length: 15m, Color: Fruit Green or Flu. Yellow
  • Weight 15LB: Diameter: 1.02mm, Length: 15m, Color: Fruit Green or Flu. Yellow
  • Premium monofilament.
  • Memory-free in cold water.
  • Easy casting taper designs.
  • Excellent delicate presentation.
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The Weight Forward (WF)

Weight-Forward line
weight forward line has more weight at the leading end, in the foreword section, while the rest is a light, thinner diameter line that quickly tapers down to a fine diameter running line. This line makes longer casts and better precision much easier even at windy weather and also this line can carry more weight, larger flies.
Weight forward line is the best choice for most types of fishing. An alternative floating coating for those items when a smoother, higher floating line is required, combining some advance polymers with floating micro spheres creates a line with a dry and smooth finish that casts like a dream, lifts off the water perfectly and is a joy to use. This line is easier to cast, allows better control and longer casts.
  • Weight 1-4: Tip-0.15m, Front Taper-2m, Belly-6m, Rear Taper-4m, Running Line-17.85m
  • Weight 5-8: Tip-0.15m, Front Taper-2m, Belly-7m, Rear Taper-3m, Running Line-17.85m
  • One welded loop.
  • The ultimate, softest of presentations and superb control
  • Precise and accurate casting performance.
  • The neat connection creates a smooth join giving longer, smoother trouble free casts.
  • Floating (F) - stays on the surface, can be used for dry fly which stays on top, without submersion for species that feed on the surface, can also work with wet flies, nymphs and streamers that are fished several feet below the surface.
  • Sinking (S) - sinks beneath the surface of the water. Usually using in deep water and fast-flowing rivers, from a boat or float tube; they are best for wet flies, nymphs and streamers at a constant depth.

Sale Price: $18.25
  • WF-8FS-Yellow-Black Multi density fly lines with Sink Tip has a shorter tip section that excels for short- to medium-distance fishing, Mid-length head enhances control and differentiate the density with a color change.
  • Braided multifilament polyester core with 1 welded loop.
  • Sink Rates: 1.5 - 6.5 ips.
  • WF-6I-Clear Tip-0.15m, Front Taper-2m, Belly-7m, Rear Taper-3m, Running Line-17.85m
  • WF-8I-Clear Tip-0.15m, Front Taper-2m, Belly-7m, Rear Taper-3m, Running Line-17.85m
  • Clear monofilament nylon core.
  • Intermediate line with Sink Rate: 1.5 to 2 ips.
  • 2 welded loops on the front and end allow for fast rigging.
  • Taper designed for easy casting.
  • No more spooking shy fish with either color or shadow.

Sale Price: $20.95

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The Double Taper (DT)

Double-Taper line
Double taper line starts with one diameter, then it expansion diameter at the long level center section and then tapers down to a fine point at the end. It is well balanced fly line with both ends weigh the same and each end gradually increases in width and weight the closer it gets to the middle section of the fly line at an equal rate.

Combining some advance polymers with floating micro spheres creates a line with a dry and smooth finish that lifts off the water perfectly and casts like a dream. It is finer than WF line and is more easer to mend and roll cast, but more difficult to cast long distances, it also provides less wind resistance. Double taper line is the best choice for performing S casts or the roll cast, most useful on moving water. This line makes delicate presentations of the fly at short distances on small- to medium-size rives. The light taper on the front allows for the fly line to land on the water without creating a spectacle, and the weighted middle of the fly line allows for solid general fly casting. The double taper fly line also can be reversed and fished either end.

  • Weight 1-4: Tip-0.15m, Front Taper-4m, Belly-18.5-21.7m, Rear Taper-4m, Tip-0.15m
  • Weight 5-9: Tip-0.15m, Front Taper-3m, Belly-20.1-23.7m, Rear Taper-3m, Tip-0.15m
  • One welded loop.
  • Memory-free in cold water.
  • Easy casting taper designs.
  • Excellent turnover and ultimate presentation.
  • The neat connection creates a smooth join giving longer, smoother trouble free casts.

Sale Price: $18.25

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The Shooting Taper (ST)

Shooting-Taper line
A shooting head taper line is heavily weighted on the first 20 feet and a uniform thickness and weight on the remainder, fine diameter Running Line, but is much thinner than a WF line. This line cast farther than other lines. An extra weight and width of the first 20 feet and a thinner remaining length reduces air resistance and drag on the guides and cut friction in the water.

The front section of line is stout and short to form a casting loop. This line can be attached on the running line using monofilament, braided line or a very fine diameter fly line. A shooting line is the best choice for fast-running rivers and in extreme wind conditions. The combination of extra weight and width of the first 20 feet of fly line, combined with a thinner line for the remaining length of the fly line, which reduces air resistance and drag on the fly rod guide, can greatly increase casting distance in the hands of an experienced angler.

  • Weight 6: Belly-3.5m, Taper-1m, Tip-0.15m
  • Weight 7: Belly-3.0m, Taper-1.5m, Tip-0.15m
  • Weight 8: Belly-2.5m, Taper-2m, Tip-0.15m
  • Total Length: 15ft / 4.65m.
  • Memory-free in cold water.
  • Easy casting taper designs.
  • Excellent delicate presentation.

Sale Price: $17.45

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The Bass bug/saltwater taper (BBT)

Bass bug/saltwater taper is like a regular weight forward except that the front taper section is shorter. This design helps with heavier wind-resistant flies with a minimum of false casting, hence its use for catching feisty bass or bigger saltwater fish. Bass bug/saltwater line is the best choice for quick casts, for fishing large poppers and hair-bugs, heavy flies.

Backing Line

Fly Line Backing is the long length of the extra thin, high-visibility line attached to the rear end of your fly line, which enables you to land fish that can run farther than the length of your fly line. Backing line adds length to your fly line, helps you land big fish that run with your line, and also keeps your reel spool full, making line retrieval faster and minimizing line recoil. This generally comes in 20-pound test suggested for fly line weights less than 8 (bset using for for bass, trout and other freshwater game fish) and the 30-pound test for use with 8-weight line or higher, for larger fish, such as salmon, striped bass or bonefish. Smaller diameter increases the backing capacity of every fly reel and reduces backing drag in the water.

  • 25 lbs White or Fluo-Yellow.
  • Made of braided line which is no stretch and very strong.
  • Smoothness and abrasion resistance.
  • Produces high strength hollow braid.
  • The combination of optimum diameter and low stretch making the line sensitive, tangle free and reliable.
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Sale Price: $5.30

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To make the most delicate presentations of your bait, or another way of letting your fly or other selected lure hit the water like a natural bug you need a special, tapered length of line that connects your fly line to the fly. The fly is then tied to the thinnest part of the line called the tippet, which ensures there won't be a big splash that scares away that big fish.
    Leaders come in a system that helps you match the size of the tippet with the weight of your fly. These tippets carry an "X-rating" based on their diameter ranging from 0X, the thickest and strongest to 8X, the thinnest and weakest. 4X and 5X 12 foot leader are used most often for trout, 6 foot and shorter leaders are best with sinking or sink-tip lines, 9-foot leaders are perfect for small streams. 9 foot leader works well with dry flies, wet flies and nymphs on fast-moving water, 12 feet or more leader is great in slower water where you really need extreme delicacy.
The Fly Tapered Leader
Fly Tapered Leader
Made of monofilament with the back or butt section of the leader is of a diameter nearly as large as the fly line, then becomes progressively smaller in diameter as you approach the tip end. The long, thick butt provides smooth turnover and the supple tippet gives the fly a life-like presentation.
Extruded from hi quality copolymer nylon and tapered using latest precision technology, this specially designed knotless tapered leader is great for a smooth turnover and accurate presentation, for effortless and precise casting. A shorter leader is very helpful in improving control and accuracy.
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The Braided Leader

The braided leader are strong and very convenient for casting in a fly and tenkara fishin that can help the anglers cast longer. The braid leader has a small hollow air core, and very little stretch, making it very sensitive. It is great for slow moving or still-water dry fly fishing when high stealth is required.

The Furled Leader

Furled leader improves casting and presentation all types of flies from tiny dry flies to heavy streamers and nymphs in every type of water on small inland streams, crystal clear spring ponds and large lakes. Nylon monofilament leaders rely primarily on their stiffness to effect a smooth transfer of power from the fly line to the tippet and fly.

Sale Price: $5.95

Braiding is a form of weaving using multiple strands of material to create a round tube-like strand. The air core tends to absorb and hold water, discharging it in a fine mist pattern during each cast. Braided leader butts are generally much bulkier than the furled leader butts since they have this hollow core.
    The furled leader is constructed of densely twined strands, they are made with a single strand of material, looped around the pegs of a jig, in an interlocking pattern, to create the desired taper. Once looped, the leader is then straightened out, and twisted very tight, until it looses about 10% of it's original length. At that point the two ends are brought back together and the leader is allowed to untwist, or furl onto itself. This creates a solid strand with a spiral twist, and a fair bit of stretch. The furled leader butt is entirely solid throughout the cross-section of its diameter and absorbs or holds no water. A furled leader uses its mass and suppleness. They also acts as a shock absorber protecting against over striking and preventing light tippets from breaking while playing a fish. The leader behaves much like a spring; storing and releasing energy as force is applied or relaxed.
    Colored fishing lines are more visible for you on the water, so you will able to follow the line after cast. They are generally bright fluorescent colors in yellow, orange, lime green or natural shades of green, peach, buff or brown. For sinking lines, better to use less visible color like brown, olive, dark green or black. The line's construction contains camouflaged lead what connects line and fly, it helps don't scare a fish away with line color.

  • Clear/blue fluorescent - Under the surface, the line stays clear so it's nearly invisible to a fish, above the surface the line is illuminated by sunlight that makes it easy to see when casting, retrieving or trolling.
  • Low-visibility - This is great for mixed environments when the fishing is tougher either because fish became a little smarter or they don't want to bite at all.
  • Low-visibility clear - Excellent in clear streams or lakes with the ultra-clear water.
  • High-visibility gold - This bright color helps to see several lines positions when you are trolling or fishing in a current or when a fish. It is also good for low-light conditions such as dawn, dusk and night.
  • Coffee - Great for fishing in muddy, stained waters, this color merges in with the water conditions.
  • Moss green - Works well in waters with heavy vegetation or weed.