Hi all, I recently picked up a CC GLX 8wt and I'm looking to add a new line for this rod. I have an older (?years old) Sci Angler Bonefish taper which casts OK on that rod but feels a bit light. That line casts much better on my XP.
I also have a Rio line which is either the redfish or general saltwater line and it's better but we're not 100% there yet. The other 8wt lines I have are a Teeny bass line which cast surprisingly well given that its old and the coating is starting to give way. That one is ready for the trash.
So, as opposed to buying a line and making an $80 mistake I wanted to see what other lines ppl who have this rod like for general flats and bonefish. I'm also debating the Mastery bonefish line but going up to a 9wt for better work in close. Can't imagine that I'd have an issue tossing the 9wt 75+ feet if I ever needed to.
Anyways, what do y'all like? Thanks for the help.
Modern lines are typically heavier than their rated weight, but some of the newer 8-weight lines will still not be adequate to load the CC-GLX properly. The Rio Redfish Taper is close. What I'd suggest is the 8-weight AirFlo Ridge Bonefish Taper. AirFlo really boosts the weight on their lines, and they cast very well. Don't worry about over-lining the CC-GLX or thinking that you won't be able to make long casts with a heavier line. That rod is a beast.
Hope this info helps.
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