Fantastic line! It really does back up the claims. Super light, thin, and sensitive. I really appreciate that it doesn't sag into the water when a fish pulls it across the river. It stays high and dry and does not drag in the water. It's the best Euro and tight line nymphing line that I've tried. Used with a hybrid leader I can fish in close and if needed just strip out some line to touch way out there and still keep the line tight, ahead of the drift and out of the water. Good stuff!
Comment by Robert - September 10 2013 @ 05:45 AM
Great line!!!! Very sensitive. I can use more delicate fluorocarbon and smaller nymphs. I had much more fish when I used it for the first time.
Comment by John M Anderson - September 03 2013 @ 05:50 AM
I am a competitive fly fisherman that utilizes mostly Czech Nymphing in comps. I have never used a dedicated nymph line before and I tell you what...what a game changer!! The line has very little sag in your guides. Doesn't slide back down when you have most of the line back in and strike detection is phenomenal!! Do to new Fips Mouche rules for the coming season (shorter leader lengths) this line is an absolute must!! Turns over like no other line I have used! Highly recommend!!
Comment by RandySeller - August 29 2013 @ 12:14 AM
Absolutely phenominal line!! As a new competitive enthusiast, strike detection is paramount. This line handles all aspects of Euro nymphing brilliantly. I really like how the line doesn't slip back through the guides creating "sag", and how it can handle a nymph rig, as well as dry/dropper. AWESOME line!!! Highly recommend it!
Comment by Dave Smith - August 28 2013 @ 01:09 PM
Great line. With the change in competition rules, long leaders of colored mono are now out-lawed. I was recommend this line and it's fantastic. Has qualities of mono (low mass, thin, colored "sighter") but has some distinct advantages over mono. Under rainy/ wet conditions mono has likes to stick to the rod, making casting/ line management near impossible. This line slides through the guides easily and doesn't stick to the rod. Highly recommend it.
Comment by Alain C. M. Barthelemy - August 06 2013 @ 05:45 AM
This line functions as advertised as the perfect complement to a modern, tactical tight line nymphing rig, like the ones employed in the European methods. With a proper terminal leader, the line also enables effective micro dry fly presentations. The line effectively takes the place of long, limp monofilament leaders, enabling the angler to fish the methods using either traditional or level leaders. The line's core is extremely limp, like wet 12lb backing. The line's finish is designed to slightly "grip" the fly rod's guides, so that the angler maintains perfect contact with the terminal end. You will find that the line stays straight in the rod guides and possesses little mass, so that when fishing at a distance, the line's mass doesn't pull the flies back towards you. The tip of the fly line is an extraordinarily bright fluorescent orange and is easy to see, even in low light. One end of the fly line has an extremely slim welded loop, while the other is level, in case you wish to employ other leader connection (no knot) methods.
This product will increase your onstream fish-catching and overall productivity. Get one now! I have two! Thank you for considering my comments.
Comment by JimHopkins - July 32 2013 @ 01:03 PM
Perfect, absolutely perfect for Euro Nymphing. I could not believe how nicely this line handled, not just in fishing my nymphs, but in playing a fish. You guys hit a home run with this!
A fly line specifically developed for the European Nymphing Methods by RIO Products and Steve Parrott, a Blue Quill Angler Exclusive!!!.
This thin diameter fly line will increase strike detection due to the low stretch core and the reduction of slack between the guides as well as at the rod tip. The semi-supple yet slightly rough coating will give you total line control, even when wet.
It's inception was out of frustration at the offerings in today's market that would work, but were not ideal for the European Methods. The idea is a fly line that acts like a leader, yet cast like a fly line. The thin diameter combined with the low stretch core and supple outer coating provide superb sensitivity which translates into increased strike detection. The line stays straight in the guides and almost hovers out of the rod tip, reducing almost all the slack that traditional lines create due to their tapers.
This is not a ''universal'' fly line that will cast dries, streamers and indicator rigs!!! It is a European Nymphing specific fly line that will change the way you fish these methods. If you have a dedicated European Nymphing set-up, you owe it to yourself to try this line, it will change the game!!!!!
**This fly line was designed to work across all the line weights (2-5) as you are not relying on the weight of the fly line to load the rod but rather the supple tips found on the European specific rods and the weight of the flies.**
Read moreon the development of this line and why it will change the way you fish the European Nymphing Methods!!!!
Length - 78'
Taper - Modified Double Taper
Diameter - .020''(tip); .025''(middle)
Core - Low Stretch 12lb Core
Color - Dark Sage with a 5'' Hi-Vis tip with ''micro'' welded loop on one end and open on the other. (This allows you to splice or knot your leader to the fly line)