Monday, December 12, 2011

12 DAYS - S.A. Mastery Textured Lines


We are living in a time where fly lines have more research and development and technology in them than ever before.  You can still find a simple general purpose fly line but you're more likely to come across a wall of fly lines at your local fly shop that have been fine tuned to shine in specific water types and temperatures as well as casting flies to certain fish species.  It can be mind boggling for sure. 

For over the past year and a half I have been using several of the Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured fly lines on several of my fiberglass fly rods and been nothing but impressed.  The Mastery Textured fly lines have a lot of the positive attributes of the Sharkskin Series fly lines for casting distance and slickness through the guides, priced a twenty spot less, and offered in a wide range choices.

I have been especially impressed with the Nymph/Indicator and Saltwater Taper fly lines and just started using the new Trout Stalker since getting handed a four weight line at IFTD in August.

The Nymph/Indicator fly line is great for bombing out big casts with big flies and really shone this summer while fishing around Beaver Island for smallmouth hucking big bugger patterns on my Steffen 5/6 weight.   

The Saltwater Taper fly line has worked perfectly on my Steffen 8/9 weight casting weighted and unweighted flies in short and out long.  A lot of lawn casting and a couple redfish trips have me liking this fly line a lot.

I haven't had a lot of time to fish the new Trout Stalker fly line but have it paired with my Kabuto Rods 7643 and noticed it casts with a very delicate delivery on the water and looks to be a great technical trout fly line.

For those interested, Scientific Anglers is offering a holiday promotion that is well worth checking out with $25 off a $150 purchase and $50 off a purchase of $300 or more.  A good way to stock up on a few fly lines for the coming year. 

Scientific Anglers came in big for today's giveaway and has provided six Mastery Textured fly lines to give away to six lucky winners.  I have two of the Trout Stalker lines in four weight, two of the Indicator/Nymph lines in six weight, and then two of the Saltwater Taper lines in eight weight to give away today.

To play please send an email to  You will receive an auto response email back to confirm your entry was received.  Only one email per person please.  All emails must be received by midnight tonight to qualify for this gear giveaway.  Winners will be chosen by random number generator and will be announced tomorrow morning at the end of this post.

Almost 600 emails were sent in for this giveaway and the random number generator chose Jim Jenkins, Brent Wilson, Dave Stefanini, Lane Pelissier, Lucas Snipes, and Ed Davidson as the Mastery Textured fly line winners.  Congrats.

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