Category Archives: Fly Line Reviews

Fly Line Reviews. Selecting the correct fly line for different fly rods, fishing applications & uses.

PE Mono Running Line
Scientific Anglers Braided PE Mono Shooting Line Product Review

Scientific Anglers Braided PE Mono Shooting Line is a perfect choice for all of your shooting line needs. The Braided PE Mono Shooting Line is a highly versatile running line for both Spey Rods as well as shooting head systems … Continue reading

SA Professional Floating-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Professional Series Fly Line Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Professional Series by Scientific Anglers provides great taper designs for multiple purposes and most weather conditions. Its well-recognized and proven performance make this series an exceptional value and popular choice among anglers. In this line up SA offers 4 lines, … Continue reading

SA Supra-Floating-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Supra Fly Lines Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

Scientific Anglers brings 3 Lines in their Supra Series that balance high quality lines at at great price to fit any budget! With a Floating, Sink-Tip Freshwater lines and a General Purpose Saltwater Line, you will be covered in any … Continue reading

SA Mastery Streamer Express Floating-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Streamer Express Fly Line Product Reviews | SA Fly Line Information

Scientific Anglers offers a comprehensive line of sink tips lines called the Streamer Express and you cannot find a better set of lines anywhere! These lines come in everything from a Floating line to 50 foot sink tips to cover … Continue reading

SA Mastery Wet Tip Express-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Wet Tip Express Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

When you need to get flies deep in a hurry look no farther than the Wet Tip Express from Scientific Anglers! SA started with a braided multifilament core, with low stiffness and strong delievery helping punch your flies where they … Continue reading

SA Mastery Bluewater Express-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Bluewater Express – Billfish Product Reviews | SA Fly Line Information

Scientific Anglers has brought 2 killer lines to the world of bluewater fly fishing, tipping the scales in the favor of the angler. When it comes to needed to get big flies deep in a hurry Scientific Anglers has you … Continue reading

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Rio Outbound Fly Line Review | Best Distance Casting Fly Line

Rio Outbound fly lines were designed to rip! The heads of these lines load fast action rods with ease and generate the most power of any fly line I have ever used. Outbound fly lines have an aggressive front taper … Continue reading

SA Mastery Saltwater-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Saltwater Lines Product Reviews | SA Fly Line Information

Scientific Anglers Mastery Saltwater fly lines have you covered for everything the swims the flats anywhere! It covers everything from coldwater redfish to big tarpon in the keys! Starting off the with the Saltwater Taper from SA, this is a … Continue reading

SA Mastery Striped Bass-Slow-Sinking-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Striped Bass Fast and Slow Sinking Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Striped Bass fly line in the Fast and Slow Sinking versions will cover all of your Striped Bass, Blue Fish, and False Albacore needs! Starting with the Slow Sinking, built on a braided monofliament core to eleminate … Continue reading

SA Mastery Stillwater-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Lake Lines Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

Scientific Anglers offers two high quality line series for lake fishing in their Mastery Series. The Stillwater line and the Uniform Sink + line to cover any lake depth or situation. Starting with the SA Mastery Stillwater line its built … Continue reading

SA Mastery Wet Tip Clear-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Wet Tip Clear, III, IV, V Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

In the Scientific Anglers Mastery Series of fly lines they offer a sink tip line to cover all of your sink tip needs with a wide variety sinking rates. The Mastery Series Wet Tip fly lines are a multi-situation sinking tip … Continue reading

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Rio Spey Lines Review | Uni-Spey, Skagit Lines, Scandi Lines, Switch Line

Rio is one of our Favorite Manufactures of Spey Lines.  Rio offers a full series of Spey lines for traditional spey casting, Skagit, & scandinavian style spey casts. Our hottest selling spey line from Rio is the Rio Switch Line … Continue reading

SA Mastery Bass Bug-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Warm Water Lines Product Reviews | SA Fly Line Infomation

In the Mastery Series of Fly Lines from Scientific Anglers they offer two warm water lines to cover all of your warm water fishing needs, from bass all the way up too muskie. The SA Mastery Bass Bug line is … Continue reading

SA Mastery Steelhead-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Steelhead Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Mastery Steelhead line is an ideal choice nymphing needs on big water and has ultimate line control at distance. SA has built their Steelhead line on a braided multifilament core, with low stiffness, which allows for moderate delivery … Continue reading

SA Mastery Headstart-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Headstart Fly Line Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Headstart line is a line designed to help out the beginning angler get going and understand how to cast. The Headstart fly line is build using a braided multifilament core, with low stiffness, moderate delivery along with … Continue reading

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Rio Saltwater Fly Line Review | Bonefish, Tarpon, Redfish Lines

Rio Saltwater fly lines are amongst the best in the world for virtually every saltwater species.  Rio makes species specific fly lines with tapers designed to deliver the fly and present it the way certain species require. Rio Fly Lines … Continue reading

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Rio StreamerTip Review | Rio Type 3, Type 6 Sink Tip Fly Line

Rio Streamertip sinking tip fly lines are the ideal fly line for getting flies down with Single handed rods.  Streamertip lines are available in line size to throw and sink any size streamer you’d like. All Rio Sink tip lines … Continue reading

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Rio Full Sinking Fly Line Review | Rio Deep 3, 4, 6, 7 Full Sink

Rio Deep Full Sinking fly lines are density compensated sinking lines designed to be heavier at the tip so that the tip of the line sinks first which makes for an even sink rate. The Rio Deep Series of fly … Continue reading

SA Mastery Expert Distance-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Expert Distance Product Review| SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Mastery Expert Distance Fly Line is another specialty floating line that helps anglers at distance with unbelievable control. Scientific Anglers started with a braided multifilament core, with low stiffness, giving the angler a moderate delivery and with … Continue reading

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Rio Aqualux Fly Line Review | Rio Clear Intermediate Lake Line

The Rio Aqualux Fly Line was designed for the series still water fly angler. This fly line from Rio is a clear slow sinking line that gets your flies down to whatever depth you choose. at 1.5 to 2.0 inches … Continue reading

SA Mastery GPX-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery GPX Fly Line Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Mastery GPX fly line is a specialty floating taper to help out casters load up their fast action rods. The Mastery GPX fly line from Scientific Anglers is build on a braided multifilament core, along with low … Continue reading

SA Mastery Trout-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery Trout Fly Line Product Review | SA Fly Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Mastery Trout Fly Line is the ultimate dry fly line, a must have for spring creek and small dry fly fishing. SA has done a great job designing this line with a compound taper, supple coating, low … Continue reading

SA Mastery VPT-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Mastery VPT Line Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Mastery VPT line is one of the most versatile fly lines availible in the Mastery Series of Fly Lines. Truly versatility at its finest with this line. Built on a braided multifilament core, with low stiffness, and … Continue reading

SA Spey Sink Tip-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Spey Sink Tips Product Review | Scientific Angler Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Spey Tips are designed to match up seamlessly with all of their Spey Lines. Loop and go!! These tips come in a wide variety of lengths, weights and sink rates to help cover any angler’s needs. Also, … Continue reading

SA Spey Custom Cut Express Tips-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Custom Cut Express Tips Product Review | Scientific Anglers Fly Line Information

Scientific Anglers Custom Cut Express Tips allows the angler to cut their own tips for any given fishing situation or rod in the angler’s aresenal. These tips come on a spool and are 30 feet of level T sinking line … Continue reading

SA Skagit Extreme-Fly-Line
Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme line is built to provide maximum payload in the shortest lines. Its our go to sink tip fishing line here at Colorado Skies Outfitters. SA has built this line on a braided multifilament core with … Continue reading

SA Scandi Extreme-Fly-Line
Scandi Extreme Fly Line Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Scandi Extreme is a one of our favorite choices for Scandinavian casting here at Colorado Skies Outfitters. Truly an easy line to cast and a great bridge to get into touch and go casting. With its short … Continue reading

SA Distance Spey-Fly-Line
Spey Distance Product Review | SA Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Spey Distance is a unique new line to their spey arsenal to help any angler reach out even on the biggest rivers regardless of skill level. This line is your go to choice for big rivers and … Continue reading

SA Spey Evolution-Fly-Line
SA Fly Line Review | Spey Evolution Information

Scientific Angler’s Spey Evolution Fly Line is a Mid-Belly line to cover all your touch and go casting needs. The Spey Evolution is a great line for beginning casters to advanced casters alike. It is essentially a very long Scandi … Continue reading

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Airflo Spey Line Reviews | Airflo Skagit, Scandi & Traditional Spey Lines

When it comes to fly lines, we often turn to Tim Rajeff for advice on choosing fly lines. The Airflo Spey Lines we carry at Colorado Skies Outfitters through our Dealership with Rajeff Sports are some of our favorites fly … Continue reading

SA Mastery Textured GPX-Fly-Line
SA Fly Line Review | Mastery Textured Series Information

The Scientific Angler’s Mastery Textured Series of lines in spin off of the original Sharkskin series of lines. A great way for an angler to try a specialty line without being a fully textured line. Where the Mastery Textured line … Continue reading

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SA Fly Line Review | Sharkskin Shooting Line .032″/.035″ Information

The Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Shooting line is the ultimate in long distance casting and minimal tangling running line for both fresh and saltwater applications.   This line is very slick due to the Sharkskin Pattern which allows for maximum line … Continue reading

SA Sharkskin Saltwater-Fly-Line
SA Fly Line Review | Sharkskin Saltwater Fly Line Information

The Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Saltwater Line is taper made to cover all of your saltwater needs. From beginner to advancted casters, it loads medium to fast actions effortlessly. Sharksking Saltwater started off as their world famous saltwater taper and got … Continue reading

SA Sharkskin Steelhead-Fly-Line
SA Fly Line Review | Sharkskin Steelhead Fly Line Information

The Scientific Angler Sharkskin Steelhead line is designed for big water, long drifts, and big indicators. It is an incrediable line for being able to mend at great distances, cast a long distance very accurately. The Sharkskin Steelhead has unique … Continue reading

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Rio Trout LT Fly Line Review | Double Taper & Weight Forward

Rio Trout LT Fly Line- Long front and rear tapers ensure this line gives the softest of presentation. Use this line for wary fish and for when fishing small flies – generally size 10 and smaller. It is also the … Continue reading

RIO-Grand-fly-line-review
Rio Grand Fly Line Review | Rio Lines Fly Fishing Product Info

Rio Grand Fly Line- Ideal for fast action rods, windy conditions & big flies. Also a great fly line for novices and casters that like a little extra load. $74.95 The RIO Grand is the perfect match for fast action … Continue reading

SA Skarkskin GPX-Fly-Line
SA Fly Line Review | Sharkskin GPX Fly Line Information

The SA Sharkskin GPX is a perfect everyday use fly line to cover just about any fishing situation that you could be faced with its a floating general presenation taper. Sharkskin GPX floats high, more durable and less memory than … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Fly Line | How to Select the Best Line

When selecting a fly line, it can be a daunting task to sift through all the fly line manufactures, line types, for casting a fly rod.  The purpose of this review is to help you select the best fly line … Continue reading

SA Skarkskin Magnum-Fly-Line
SA Fly Line Review | Sharkskin Magnum Taper Fly Line Info

SA Sharkskin Magnum Taper- Floating taper for big flies and fast rods. Designed to throw big flies, indicators, big wind on todays fastest rods. The SA Sharkskin Magnum is our choice here at Colorado Skies Outfitters for all of our … Continue reading

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Rio Fly Line Technology | Rio Product Information

For more than 20 years, RIO has demonstrated passion, innovation and a pure love for the sport through its development of the industry’s highest performance fly lines. And the great news is, we will continue to research, design and refine … Continue reading

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Rio Gold Fly Line Review |Rio Freshwater Fly Line Product Info

RIO Gold – Very stable fly line, long head and mid length front taper makes this the best general purpose weight forward line offered from RIO Rio Gold is our #1 selling fly line at Colorado Skies Outfitters.  Rio Gold … Continue reading

Sharkskin Fly Line
SA Sharkskin Double Taper Review

Greg Pearson, from SA Fly Lines, was generous enough to let me try out the new Sharkskin Double Taper Trout Line.  In the past, I have never been a fan of double taper fly line.  I have had it in … Continue reading

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Switch to Switch: Spey & Switch Casting Basics

A Comprehensive Overview of Switch and Spey Casting 1. Common Questions and Myths 2. Basic equipment and fundamentals of Switch, Traditional Spey, Scandinavian (Scandi) and Skagit (Pacific Northwest) styles of fly casting. 3. How to get Started: Switch and Spey … Continue reading