Gear Giveaway Contest
The prize in this issue’s Gear Giveaway Contest is the winner’s choice of TEN Scientific Anglers fly lines, with a retail value of up to $1,000. From trout to bonefish to steelhead, you’ll have the right line for the job. While the winner gets to choose any ten fly lines shown on Scientific Anglers’ website (www.scientificanglers.com), here are a few of our favorites you might want to consider.
The Adapt Switch ($86.95; 240- to 440-grains in 40-grain increments) is an integrated, short-head line designed specifically to maximize performance with shorter two-handed switch rods. It’s an excellent line for turning over and swinging big streamers, and can also be used as a dry-fly line when trout or steelhead are looking to the surface. It features Mastery Texturing, welded loops at both ends and the SciA Line ID system.
The Wavelength Nymph Indicator ($84.95; WF4F to WF8F) is built with a long rear taper for excellent mending and roll casting, and a powerful front taper for turning over large nymph rigs. Mastery texturing and a braided multifilament core result in reduced memory and enhanced durability. Overweighted by 1.75 line weights, it features a bright-orange, high-floating indicator tip, welded loops at both ends and the SciA Line ID system.
The Mastery Anadro ($79.95; WF5F to WF9F) is intended for anadromous fish (salmon and steelhead) in big rivers. This 100-foot floater features Improved Dry Tip technology, SciA’s Line ID and welded loops at both ends. It’s designed with line control in mind, with an extended rear taper that allows you to cast into the backing, mend easily, and turn over everything from double nymph rigs to large dry-and-dropper combinations.
The Sharkwave Siege ($99.95; WF5F to WF8F) is a quick-loading floating line that lets you turn over the largest flies with only a single backcast. It includes a short, aggressive head, Sharkskin texturing on the tip section for the ultimate in flotation, Mastery Textured running line for longer casts without finger abrasion, a Tactile Reference Point, welded loops at both ends and SciA’s handy Line ID system.