Fly Line Reviews

We discuss the best lines from Rio, Scientific Anglers, and Airflo

  1. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Redfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Redfish
    We traveled to NOLA this winter and tried our hand at these notorious Bulls. Fishing can certainly be difficult during the winter months. We dealt with weather, cold water temps, difficult water conditions, and other adversity. Fish were caught, definitely, but they didn’t come without a bit of work. We found that having the right gear certainly helped. Read on to find out how to choose the right fly line and how a fly line can help you catch more fish.
  2. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Permit

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Permit
    If you follow our blog or are researching your next fly rod or fly reel for a specific species, you’ve probably seen our blog posts about choosing the right gear. Targeting different species on a fly rod can be difficult. Purchasing the right gear greatly increases an angler’s chances of success on the water. Especially when it comes to Permit. Read on to find out which fly line is best for targeting Permit in a variety of scenarios.
  3. Fly Line Temps: Tropical vs. Coldwater

    Fly Line Temps: Tropical vs. Coldwater
    We receive a bunch of questions about when to use which fly line and how air and water temperature play into the performance of a fly line. These are all valid questions and fly line temperature ranges aren't always talked about in a definitive way. This stuff can be confusing. We're here to flesh it out with advice from experts at RIO and Scientific Anglers so you don't have to guess next time you're wondering if you can fish an SA MPX fly line in the Louisiana marsh or a tropical fly line for Bass in Texas. Read on to find out how to differentiate between tropical and cold water environments and when either line would work.
  4. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Bass

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Bass
    Maybe you're an experienced Bass angler who's looking to get into fly fishing. Maybe you've fly fished for Bass all your life. Whether you're looking to put together a complete setup for Bass or you're looking for the perfect fly line that fits your angling style, this article breaks down how to choose the best fly line for Bass. Learn when to use different types of lines and why. Read on to become a better Bass angler with a fly rod.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Bonefish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Bonefish
    Bonefish are one of the most popular gamefish in tropical saltwater environments. These fish offer a challenging target to anglers who prefer sight fishing and careful wading. Bonefish have a mixed diet of crabs, shrimp, small baitfish, and more and are often found tailing on sandy flats. Because they’re found in tropical saltwater conditions, choose a tropical saltwater fly line. Seems intuitive, right? Want to learn more? Read on.
  6. Trout Spey Lines and Tips

    Trout Spey Lines and Tips
    One of the most confusing aspects of Spey casting is lines (and tips). Unfortunately, this has carried over to Trout Spey as well. This article is meant to accompany our Trout Spey Shootout and not to provide an in-depth analysis, review or explanation of every [trout] Spey line on the market.
  7. 2019 Trout Spey Shootout

    2019 Trout Spey Shootout
    Have you ever wondered which Trout Spey rod is the very best? Well, the wait is over. We've ranked the industry's top 3wt Trout Spey rods based on a comprehensive criterion. Which rod took home the title as 'Best Trout Spey Rod on the Market'? Read on to find out. Plus the Best Buy and fly line recommendations for every rod. Don't buy a Trout Spey rod without reading this shootout.
  8. Summer Fly Fishing Gear You Never Knew You Needed

    Summer Fly Fishing Gear You Never Knew You Needed
    Finally, summer sun and productive fishing during the nicest season of the year. We grind out the winter months staying busy at the fly tying bench in preparation for summer fly fishing. Well, it’s here. Maybe you’ve taken care of updating your gear for wet wading season and summer trout, or maybe you’re scrambling last minute to find the best gear for what remains of the fishiest time of the year. In either case, we’ve compiled a list of the most important summer fly fishing gear, regardless of target species, to bring some useful products to light that you may not have considered.
  9. Fly Line Shootout, Review, & Buyer’s Guide

    Fly Line Shootout, Review, & Buyer’s Guide
    When we first started testing gear, we knew that we had to do things differently to make a difference. It all started with the first ever fly reel shootout way back in 2013. As we continued to scour the web for new ideas, it was pretty clear that the most talked about and least understood part of our equipment was fly lines.
  10. ARC 99+ Fly Line Review

    ARC 99+ Fly Line Review
    ARC is a new brand in the world of fly fishing. Started just a few years ago, they are committed to innovation in the tippet, fly line and leader markets. They sent us their ARC 99+ line for this test, so read on to see how it stands up.

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