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intermediate line

Discussion in 'North East Fresh Water Fishing' started by ryanfish, May 31, 2009.

  1. ryanfish

    ryanfish Ry Vasey

    hi lads

    just thought i would ask as i need some intermediate line for lockwood beck,
    what weight line would i need to get?

    thanks Ryan
  2. go go gadget

    go go gadget New Member

    depends on the weight of your fly rod. If it is a 7 # fly rod, get a 7# intermediate line
  3. ryanfish

    ryanfish Ry Vasey

    my rod is a greys grxi weight 6/7 ,9ft 6.
  4. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    Will you be fishing from a boat Ryan? If not i wouldnt bother to be honest.
  5. ryanfish

    ryanfish Ry Vasey

    just that with the wind and floating line is very light alot of anglers seem to use intermediate and i thought that i would need it. no i dont fish from a boat.
  6. lochbois

    lochbois Guest

    Ryan, I have been useing the Cortland Blue intermediate 7AFTM since they have been on the market. I only carry a floating line and the blue intermediate and i fish reservoirs and rivers here in the N-east .I personally hate a full sinking line,but the cortland blue is ideal when i want to get the flie down a bit deeper.I find it is better to fish a fly with a bit of lead in the dressing or a gold bead to get your line down.PB
  7. bucko

    bucko New Member

    It can be handy to have one when its bright like it has been lately but a weighted fly, long leader and slow retrieve should help you get down to that depth anyway.

    I don't know how much you want to spend but all my sinking lines have always been 'mill ends'- which are slight seconds and usually sell for about £3:99.

    With regards to the line weight- if your rod is a 6/7 weight then personally I would opt for the 6 weight line on sinking lines as they tend to cast a little quicker.

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