Fly Line Reviews

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

  1. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers
    Stripping streamers is one of the best ways to consistently catch large trout. When trout reach a certain size, their diet consists of bugs AND other fish. Remember that food chain thing you learned in grade school? If you're hunting for the largest trout in a particular watershed, you'll have a good chance of finding them with a large streamer pattern. If you're wondering which fly rods are the best for fishing streamers, we've covered that topic in a different post. But the best streamer rod with the wrong fly line will only get you so far. Choosing the right line will help to increase your chances of landing a monster on a streamer.
  2. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish
    Fly fishing for Panfish is a great way for beginner anglers to get into the sport. These fish are easy to fool and fun to catch on smaller setups. If you're wondering which fly rod is best for Panfish, we've covered that in a previous post. Now that you have a fly rod picked out, it's time to choose the fly line that will help you catch more fish on the water. Choosing a fly line for Panfish isn't technical; there are many line options that will work well. Let's start with the basics.
  3. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners
    Choosing the right gear is important in any sport, but especially in fly fishing. As a novice angler, sometimes gear can be confusing, overwhelming, and difficult to navigate. If you're looking for essential fly fishing gear for beginners, we have a comprehensive guide. Once you have your rod and reel picked out, you're going to need a fly line. This post is designed to give you the tools to choose the fly line that will work best for you.
  4. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Carp

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Carp
    Targeting Carp with a fly rod is as entertaining as it is difficult. Using the right gear increases your chances of success. And, if you've read any of our other species-centered blog posts, you probably have your fly rod and fly reel picked out. If not, check out our posts about fly rods and fly reels for Carp. To round out our posts about how to choose the right gear for Carp, this post will provide information and insights into choosing the right fly line.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pike/Musky

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pike/Musky
    Pike and Musky are some of the most aggressive fish in freshwater. They're tons of fun to catch on a fly rod and offer the freshwater angler a chance at a 40+ inch fish. That being said, the big ones are tough to fool. Choosing the right gear helps increase your chances of success on the water. If you're wondering which fly line is the best for the job, read on for recommendations. Plus, other resources including which fly rod and which fly reel are best for Pike/Musky fishing.
  6. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pacific Salmon

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Pacific Salmon
    We've already talked about choosing the best fly rod for Salmon and the best fly reel for Salmon. Those posts are important for first time Salmon anglers and provide valuable insight into which fly rods/reels are the best tools for the job. In an effort to round out our species-centered blog posts, this post will help you choose the right fly line for Pacific Salmon with tips, line recommendations, and more. Read on to find out which fly line works best for you.
  7. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Steelhead

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Steelhead
    We’ve already talked about choosing the best fly rod for Steelhead and the best fly reel for Steelhead. These posts are important if you’re a first-time Steelhead angler. They can also help anglers who are purchasing new gear determine which rods/reels fit their casting style and angling technique. And, to round out our species-centered blog posts about Steelhead, this post will help you choose the right fly line. Read on to find out which fly line is best for targeting Steelhead with a single-handed rod.
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Small Streams

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Small Streams
    Choosing a fly line for a 3wt or a 4wt fly rod can be difficult. Small stream fly rods allow anglers to present flies delicately, navigate brushy streams, and hike into remote fisheries. Creek fishing also encourages anglers to explore their local waters and puts an emphasis on exploration and adventure instead of trophy fish. Small water angling helps anglers slow down, enjoy the outdoors, and catch wild (and native) fish. If you’re wondering which fly line to partner with your favorite small stream rod, you’ve come to the right place.
  9. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Stripers

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Stripers
    First, we’ve already talked about choosing the best fly rod for Stripers and choosing the best fly reel for Stripers. These posts are important if you’re a first-time Striper angler. They can also help anglers who are purchasing new gear determine which rods/reels fit their casting style and angling technique. And, to round out our species-centered blog posts about Stripers, this post will help you choose the right fly line. If you’re planning on waking up before sunrise, reading tide charts, and slinging beast flies, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out which fly line you should be fishing for Striped Bass.
  10. Tropical Saltwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide

    Tropical Saltwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide
    The most talked about and least understood part of fly fishing equipment is fly lines. To better understand the variety of tropical 8wt fly line options the industry provides, we set out on a data crunching, line cutting, sore arm casting mission to better understand every warm water 8wt fly line we could get our hands on. We reviewed each one, compared them, measured them, and inspected tapers to demystify one of the most essential pieces of equipment in fly fishing. Tropical anglers take note, our 2020 tropical fly line shootout is here.

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