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    Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 12:52pm
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I'm looking to find an appropriate line for my 8wt, as the 6wt fly line and trout reel isn't quite cutting it. Targeting snapper and kahawai

I'm finding gear pretty expensive though. 
What do you guys do for fly line? $100+ seems a bit over the top for something I'll be ripping up on oysters and getting some rough treatment. 
There's some cheap floating line on trademe/aliexpress but some of it seems.. a bit toooo cheap. 

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This may well be a 5hit Embarrassed line (and I rarely use floaters for snaps) but... https://www.flyshop.co.nz/product/bargain_line.html


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Originally posted by Snuffit. Snuffit. wrote:

This may well be a 5hit Embarrassed line (and I rarely use floaters for snaps) but... https://www.flyshop.co.nz/product/bargain_line.html



20 bucks seems too good to be true! Yeah I'll need to look at getting another spool and some sinking line too eventually
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Originally posted by Kingaling Kingaling wrote:

[QUOTE=Snuffit.]This may well be a 5hit Embarrassed line (and I rarely use floaters for snaps) but... https://www.flyshop.co.nz/product/bargain_line.html



I got a stone creek line from http://www.flyfishinginxs.kiwi which was actually not a bad floater, and 
 https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/fishing-methods/trout-fishing-salmon-fishing 
 has some good brand discounted fly lines.
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Some reasonably expensive kit needed to make a fly line. There are some cheap fly lines available.

Guess it's similar to buying a $1000 car. I wouldn't be expecting much hey?

Don't get me wrong, i'v bought some cheapie lines in the past. They have all been either given away, or thrown out. And this is coming from a Yorkshireman.

Your best option in my opinion is to look for a good quality fly line on sale.
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Thank you for the advice everyone. Apologies for all the questions. It sounds like I'm better off in the long run to invest in something a bit better quality. 

I just remembered I get a $500 well being allowance through work, which I'm able to spend on sports gear/wholesome lifestyle related equipment or experiences... 

Maybe a new reel, extra spool and a couple of fly lines would be a good purchase! 
If anyone has any specific 8wt fly lines to recommend for sinking/floating I'd really appreciate it. 

Seeing I'll be fishing flats, me ol' reef, and off rocks/ledges. 


For the sinking line I'm really not too familiar, there are a lot of options out there. Sink Tip, Full Sink, different sink rates etc..

Having a bit of a read and thinking perhaps a 8 weight- Sinking Tip- 20-30 ft tip with Type 6" sink rate with Intermediate running line? 




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The Rio Mainstream Line is a **** hot floater, and I got 2 11 weight lines from amazon forless than $50.00 each the other day.[freeshipping][arrived in my box before a local order I made!}
 
for sinkers the most popular is the RIO outbound with the 300gn sinking tip of 30 ft with an intermediate running line.[great for depths to 4metres],
ive been using that for years and usually get 2 years out of a line,
 
In spring I changed to a tungsten shooting head[there quite cheap] connected to RIO Gripshooter. there bloody good system, gives ya the ability to really probe around deeper water when the shallows aren't working.and ya can change ya weights of shooting heads while out with a loop/loop connection.
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Another system ya might be into that others have been using is a sink tip[about 30ft I think] that ya loop/loop to the end of ya Floater.
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Yeah there is that option - get floating running line and use t-8/t-10/t-14 heads. Used that system a lot around structure
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Nice, those are really helpfull suggestions cheers fellas. 

Just found this on Trademe, hadn't heard of this brand before but looks alright? 

Reckons he'll throw in an Airflo floating line too
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Never seen one, but that seller (Garlech) seems to have a never ending stream of top branded kit for sale so I don't think he messes around with crap stuff. 
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Only 280 usd new
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And the Behemoth is 250 nzd here
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