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!
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark