Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Visions "Big Daddy" fly line

Not all rod manufacturers develop lines specifically for a certain rod,but with Vision they have. In conjuction with their "Big daddy fly rods", they've also braught out three seperate lines called the "Big Daddy" fly line range. This doesn't mean to say you'd need to have these lines running through the Big daddy's eyes, as a similar line with equal weight ration would probably suffice. It would just mean thought that you have a rod & line perfectly balanced for the job in hand.

Big Daddy is a line which is designed for both big and air resistant flies. It has a short, 8,5meter head with very aggressive front taper giving you really good turnover of bulky flies. The low stretch core, combined with super slick grooved coating with built-in Teflon, transfers the casting energy in the best possible way and gives a clear advantage hooking hard headed fish firmly even at long distances. The short and heavy head is easy to handle and shoot but at the same time the thicker running line gives you an opportunity to aerialize longer line without collapsing your cast. These lines are available with 19g, 21g, 23g and 26g head weights in full floating, full intermediate and full sink 3 densities. I had the opportunity to cast and fish with the 23gr Intermediate during the the last 2 week of fishing last season and I was very impressed with it, although I would have liked a little longer time on the water for me to make a better assessment. If you are going to be chucking flies of around 120mm 160mm then the 23gr would be perfect. For those that chuck longer or heavier weighted flies, then the 26gr will do the job admirably.