Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monic Mania


You simply have to read this... if you think the fly line is a important weapon. Monic line test.

I have heard about the Monic line for a while, but never got a chance to try it. I think this field test really get me excited... I am a line freak... kind of... the more I learn about the cast, the more I feel the importance of the line. So important that they actually improve your cast a lot, and definitely will increase your fishing ability. I am a big fan of clear line, not because I fish for spooky species... but I fish nymph and stramer a lot... at night... To me, casting is all about the feel of the rod load, and the imagination of the fly line travel through in the air. When casting at night, you lost your visual tracking of the line travel... the feel become more important without visual tracking. I think the night casting practice really help me to improve my casting skill. I become more sensitive about the rod load and the accurate timing.
I sight fishing for bass too, the clear line definitely get some advantage when targeting spooky fish. I will need to get one of those line soon!

5 comments:

roughfisher.com said...

Love your insight Mark. I totally agree about feeling your line load the rod. When overhead casting, I rarely visualize my line, thus the line becomes a vital indicator on the quality of your cast.

maybe some blindfolded casting practice is in order to hone one's abilities?

haley said...

just remember fish are stupid

BLUEANGLER said...

Ha, you are right Andy! They have the brain size of a pea... well... that small pea still can snob me every one of awhile...

Thanks Jean-Paul,
agree... casting in a pitch black really helped...
BTW the Brownliner nation is really cool! Great works!

Cameron Mortenson said...

Mark...looks like a killer line.

roughfisher...cool website!

BLUEANGLER said...

Cameron, I think it's a very cool concept! I will have to try it out by myself...