Don’t think the quality of your fly line matters to your fly fishing experience? Consider that the earliest fishing was done with nothing but a line and a hook, cast and retrieved by hand! Today, modern rods and reels make it easier than ever to catch all sorts of fish in a wide variety of conditions — but the fly line is still key. For the best results on your next fishing trip, make sure you’ve got a strong, durable, high-quality fly line. You’ll find a huge selection at Yellowstone Angler! The right fly line made from the right materials can help with casting, presentation, fighting and camouflaging the line from the fish.
Together, the fly line, backing, tippet and leader you choose for your outfit can have a dramatic effect on the characteristics of your line in the water and the fish you’ll be able to catch. That’s why Yellowstone Angler stocks a wide variety of lines and backing to choose from — so you can adjust your rig to the conditions of the day or the species you’re on the hunt for. Explore our whole inventory right here! You’ll find lines of all types, weights, and tapers from trusted brands like Airflo, RIO, Scientific Anglers, and others. Whether freshwater or saltwater lines, from balanced to weight-forward, floating or sinking, we’re your one-stop-shop for the many different lines you may want to add to your arsenal.
If you’re just starting out, or you’re simply not sure what will work better in a new environment, the most common fly line is going to be a weight-forward, floating fly line weighted to match the weight of your rod. However, if you’re an experienced angler or you’re looking for a new challenge, other fly lines can give you a real advantage. Sinking lines can help you reach fish lurking near the bottom of lakes, rivers, and streams. Weight-forward lines are easier to cast greater distances, but expert anglers may prefer a balanced line for exacting fly presentation.
Of course, we’ve only scratched the surface of what there is to know about rigging up your rod and reel. Got questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Our whole team of experienced, knowledgeable angling enthusiasts are eager to share our expertise with you.