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i am going to be getting new line on my 9wt and want to know what I should use? I use it in back bays, inlets, and a little bit of surf. do I need a shooting head, sinking, intermediate, floating? help me out



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95% of my fishing is with intermediate lines. I would recommend Wulff Monocore Saltwater Inter.(slime line) , or RIO Striper Inter. A good Hybrid - floater with an inter. 12' tip is the Wulff Bermuda Triangle Lost Tip (clear inter tip). Another very good inter line for inlets, surf, back bays when stelth is not needed is the RIO Outbound #9.

 

Next I would get a full sink - for that I would get the Sci. Angler Streamer Express 400 gr line.

 

Less used (by me - but others use it more) is a floater. I would get a Wulff Bermuda Triange floater in a #10.

 

Regards,

Herb

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Intermediate and integrated shooting heads is what I think is best. For a 9 wt I like to use a custom tip Rio T14 line. For my rods I like to use 30 ft of the T14. What is cool is that you can cut the head and balance it for your rod perfectly.

 

Adam

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Mike.

 

For all my saltwater setups I use an integrated custom tip line such as a T14 or T11. For me they are the closes you can get to a shooting head setup without the hinge of the connection. This line also sinks super fast. For my saltwater I am mainly chasing calico bass on structure and need the line to sink quickly. This Rio line works great for me.

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Mike.

 

For all my saltwater setups I use an integrated custom tip line such as a T14 or T11. For me they are the closes you can get to a shooting head setup without the hinge of the connection. This line also sinks super fast. For my saltwater I am mainly chasing calico bass on structure and need the line to sink quickly. This Rio line works great for me.

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Yes I guessed as much that you must be fishing deep mostly and have no need of Intermediates and floaters. I like the Rio Out Bounds to for my T type integrated heads. Nice lines. I like their Intermediate lines in this line format to.

 

mike

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Hey Mike. I fish the outbound intermediates when I chase smaller bay bass and small bonefish in our back bays and estuaries. Just not on the 9 wt. when I do I prefer the Rio Outbound as well. Great line. Adam

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i am going to be getting new line on my 9wt and want to know what I should use? I use it in back bays, inlets, and a little bit of surf. do I need a shooting head, sinking, intermediate, floating? help me out

thanks

 

A good place to start is, how do you like to fish? What do you want from your line?

 

For example, I'm more of a line control/presentation in current guy. I like to be able to mend when I feel like it (which is a lot) so I use a floater almost exclusively.

 

It's not better, it's just the way I like to fish. I have friends that like to use intermediate lines the majority of the time. We all manage to catch a lot of stripers using different lines and methods. (Except Friday night, when nobody caught nothin' regardless of line type or presentation.) ;-)

 

Hope this helps,

 

Steve Culton

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