||Scientific Anglers Steelhead Taper Fly Line
"Specially designed for the big-water requirements of steelhead and salmon fly anglers, the Steelhead Taper is the ultimate choice for long-distance line control, allowing mending and roll casting up to 70'. Unlike other long-belly fly lines, Mastery Series Steelhead has a specifically designed taper that best meets the unique needs of big water anglers:
- Longer head for increased distance
- Turns over big flies with ease
- Longer front taper delays turnover
- Extended rear taper facilitates long-distance mending and pickups
- Rear taper also increases your ability to carry and control more line in the air
- Stays supple in cold steelhead water
Steelhead Tapers come in Mist Green only and are 105' in length.
|Weight||Tip||Front Taper||Belly||Rear Taper||Total Head Length||Running Line|
The Steelhead Taper is very easy to cast, and matched up with my rod's line weight designation very well. The lines large head made casting big indicators easy, even with a ton of split shot.
Ratings: (out of 10)
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Simply a great performing fly line for indicator fishing and roll casting at distance.
Another price increase for '04. At $60+ it's at the top end of fly lines.
Not too bad, this line typically lasts me about 2 years. I'm guessing with a little more "TLC" I might get one more out of them, but I doubt it. The coating on the running line cracks after about 3 years and the coating on the lines head starts to "chunk off" many times after about 2.
Nice design, roll casts heavily weighted strike indicators very well. There's no problem roll casting at 40+' and it overhead casts well also. About the only modification most anglers do to this line is to cut back part of the front taper. It's a little light and quickly dissipates energy when trying to check your indicator.
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|Cold Weather Performance||Front Taper|
Overall, a great fly line if you like to toss heavy indicators or flies. It stays supple and performs well even in the coldest of weather.
Check out Scientific Anglers website for further information as well as on-line ordering.
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