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EQUIPMENT REVIEW: 2/26/2012 – Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Steelhead fly line.
ITEM: SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS: SHARKSKIN, STEELHEAD TAPER FLY LINE, OPTIC GREEN
WEIGHT: WF-9-F (110ft-33.5m) Optic Green
I must say, the guy at Creekside Angling was right. The Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Steelhead tapered fly line sings and sings loud. Don’t get me wrong, I think the line is awesome and will choose it over my other lines. However, it does sing quite noticeably as it zings through the fishing rod eyelets & guides. I understand that that is because the line has microtextured surface like sharkskin. That aside, the line is very flexible and can easliy be shot accross a 40ft. wide river. It is easily placed with accuracy and speed. It can be pushed quite a distance with more accuracy that most other lines. It really has great shootability, less drag, virtualy zero water spray and floats very high. Of course, all this can lead to some sticky situations on the pickup & recast if you aren’t paying attention and are the slightest bit lazy on the back cast.
WARNING: It will shoot easliy where you thorw it. In other words, when you aim at that clump of washed out bushes on the opposite bank….don’t get upset when you hit the branches and then you have the opportunity to tie a new fly on your leader.
Overall, while at $100 these lines are expensive, they do perform better than my Rio Steehlead line & my Orvis Steelhead lines. I’m glad I have it.
Again, highly recommended.
-gone fly fishing,
In anticipation of Bonefishing in Kauai this year, I am looking to buy a pair of Simms Streamtread Sandal – Simms Pursuit Sandals.
Anyone have any experience with these? They seem like they would be great for moving around on the reefs near Princeville and Anini Beach.
Ok, so I broke down and bought a pair of the SIMMS pursuit sandals. Highly recommended. These are great for warmer weather water & are very stable. The tread is very good & not slippery like other water shoes. The soles are thick enough to not feel any sharp edges or points in the streambed or coral. They look good & work great. Not much else to say, other than I am glad I bought them.
FLY FISHING EQUIPMENT REVIEW:
ITEM: Simms Streamtread Sandal – Simms Pursuit Sandals
-gone fly fishing,