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Favorite line for Loomis CrossCurrent GLX 8wt

mnigromnigro Posts: 73 Deckhand
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.


  • Bill BlantonBill Blanton Posts: 40 Deckhand
    The 8-weight CC-GLX was my go-to rod for a number of years. I still own and use one when I travel. As you've noticed, it likes a heavier than normal line. At the time I was using the rod extensively, I first equipped it with an 8-weight SA Bonefish Taper. It felt really underlined with that, so I went with a 9-weight in the same line. That worked fine.

    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.

    Fly fish the Everglades with Capt. Bill Blanton
    (239) 253-8899
  • ckfrankckfrank Posts: 62 Greenhorn
    On mine, I use Airflo Ridge Chard Tropical Punch. As stated, heavy up front line. Good for that rod.
  • catch itcatch it Posts: 136 Officer
    airflo ridge (original tan if you can find one)
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter Posts: 5,645 Moderator
    My #7 CC, like most Loomis rods are rated , IMHO, low and throw a line +1 for the rated class of the rod. I had to go to a #8 and now have no problems.. I believe the rod is just too fast for the rating.

    Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk
  • FlatsFrenzyFlatsFrenzy Posts: 893 Officer
    catch it wrote: »
    airflo ridge (original tan if you can find one)


    I also use Airflo lines.
    Gulf Coast of FL
    @flatsfrenzy #flyonly #onelessspinrod
  • irlyriserirlyriser Posts: 97 Deckhand
    I like the SA mastery lines. They're loud on recoil guides, but it works well for me.
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