Any recommendations for an 8 wt cold water intermediate line? I'll use it for striper fishing here in Georgia during the cooler months.
Thanks - the comparison to RIO is helpful, I have that one in tropical, thought about the coldwater version but wanted some opinions.I'm a big fan of Wulff's Triangle Taper Saltwater Intermediate (teal colored line). That's what I use up here (NJ) for cold water. I have it in both 8 and 9 weights and it casts well for me. Low memory even coldwater. It was definitely an upgrade from the rio clear intermediate I used before on my 8wt.
Why exactly does everyone like this line?as many said the airflo striper cold intermediate is the best line for this.
second place would be SA sonar intermediate cold
Well, I wouldn't say I ruined all the guides on the rod. Just the tip top. And I still use it with other lines and have no issues. T&T offered to replace the tip top next time I can drive out. I think it has more to do with the baseball diamond brick/clay mix that is right next to the field where I cast.The front taper is 8 ft.
I've weighed it twice and the line I have is 175grains for the 1st 30'.
The total head is 263grains.
Someone over on SOL ruined the guides on his brand new Exocett lawn casting with a ridged line
Your point is well taken. Since a WF line is meant to be cast with the entire head through the guides before delivery it is the entire head weight, not the first 30', that really determines whether or not the line matches the rod well.