Fly Lines

Fly Fishing Lines

A Fly-line is often equated to the tires on a car. You can have a great car (Rod) and great engine(Reel), but none of it works without a good set of tires. That’s why for many anglers the Fly-line is the second most important component to your Fly-fishing system.

You should choose your fly line to match the weight rod you are using (eg: A 5 weight rod, 5 Weight line). Depending on the fish you are going after and the type of fly fishing climate and water conditions you will be fishing. You need to choose a fly line that compliments the rod as much as anything. Fly-lines range anywhere from 70-110 feet.

When fly fishing was first introduced, fly lines were made of horsehair. As people and anglers understood the subtleties of fly fishing, they developed fly lines made of silk for extra smooth delivery and sturdiness.

Fly-line technology has come a long way in recent years . Most fly-lines are manufactured with a core of braided nylon or dacron. This core is then coated with PVC, which has been treated with various substances such as microscopic glass spheres for floatability or other additives that cause the line to sink at various desired rates (called multiple density production). Also many lines are treated with some kind of material usually proprietary to that manufacturer to make the line slicker. Meaning that the line moves through the guides with less friction. Less friction equals longer casts, easier feeding and retrieving of line. Fly-line durability is also very important.

What Are Tapers in Fly Lines?

You must understand it’s the line that we are casting, not the fly. So to create the energy that will propel the fly, the rod and line must work together to create the energy to get the fly where you want it. Tapers equalize the energy that develops from the rod to the line. This is where the taper of the line is important.

Fly-line taper is a small adjustment made by the manufacturer of the fly line to the fly line itself. This generally involves making parts of the line thicker in spots, heavier in spots, thinner in other spots, lighter in other spots. These adjustments to the fly line are done to give the angler better control of the line which, in theory, means improved casting. There are really only a couple different types of tapers in fly lines, but it’s the small variances in those tapers that will make a certain line cast better with the different action rods.

Weight-Forward Taper (WF) Are the most common of Fly-lines tapers there are nowadays. A Tip-flex (fast action) rod requires a line that has a more progressive forward taper. Meaning that there is added weight at the very front of the line so that the rod will load with less line on the water. These lines are most of the time a Half to Three quarters of a line weight heavier. A Mid-flex (medium action) rod will mostly be fine with a regular Weight-forward line. A Full-flex(slow action) rod will have a line with less weight placed at the front and more in the middle to create more subtle presentations. In Trout fishing if we are using a 5 weight rod we are going to use either a WF5F(floating) or WF5S(sinking or sink tip) line.

Double-taper(DT) lines place the thick(weighted)part in the middle of the fly line. Double tapers are longer than weight-forward ones. A double taper fly line is commonly used for short casts but is not practical for long casts. A Double-taper line is usually matched to the lighter weight rods 1-3 for subtle representations of small dry flies. They can also be turned around since the taper is the same at both ends. This can give the line a second life.

Level-Lines When the fly line has no taper, it is called level-taper. Level-taper fly lines don’t really allow for delivery smoothness and are, therefore, rather uncommon. But have become more common for European Nymphing and Tenkara fishing Fly-lines are also numbered to match the line’s weight to the weight rod you are using.

What Are Floating and Sinking Fly Lines?

Floating fly lines float on the surface of the water. They are the most common type of line and the easiest to use. Floating fly lines are better when fishing in windy conditions and are versatile enough for short and long casting.

Sinking fly lines are lines that sink into the water. These types of fly lines are graded depending on the speed and depth with which they sink. An intermediate fly line sinks slowly in the water.

Why do you need a sinking fly line? If you are fishing for fish that don’t come to the surface of the water, you want your fly to reach them inside the water, therefore you need a sinking fly line. If your fish are deep in the water, you will want a fast-sinking fly line: you want your fly to be tempting enough without alerting the fish that it’s bait, hence the need for speed.

As for sink-tip fly lines, most of the line floats but the last part sinks in the water. Sink-tip fly lines are used for fishing fish deep in the water. Their benefit is that most of the line stays atop the water: when you need to throw your line for recast, you won’t have to retrieve the full length of the line from the water.

Are There Differences Between Saltwater and Freshwater Lines?

Fly-lines are either made for freshwater or saltwater. Freshwater lines are usually fished in colder water and are made to be more supple for colder climates. A Bass line will be a little less supple then a Trout or Salmon line Freshwater lines are more opaque in color. Moss green, dull yellow or gray to match the surroundings of the fish. Saltwater lines are made to be more ridgid anh heavier construction for fishing to large fish in tropical conditions and many are colored blue or even clear so they are less visible to the fish.

How Long Will A Fly-Line Last?

At the beginning of this section we discussed how your line is like the tires on a car. Well like tires, Fly-lines have a finite life and that life depends on how well you take care of your line. Think about how much wear and tear a line will go through the Friction of moving through the rod’s guides, dirt, scraping on rocks of other debris in the water to being stretched and the heat and cold. Being wet then dry all over again and again will do damage to the line over time. Most line manufatuerer’s claim that a line if well taken care of should give you between 80-100 days on the water. So cleaning and maintaining your line will prevent cracks and dirt build up.

Fly Fishing Outfitters Have the Fly Line You Need

Whether you are fishing in saltwater or freshwater, we have the fly line you need, including Orvis fly lines and Rio Fly lines and many other manufacturers. We are always able to special order any flyline you are looking for. We carry several fly line weights and tapers to help anglers catch the fish they want. You will find floating and sinking lines as well sink tip lines as well as various fly line weights.

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  • Monic Advanced Clear Plus Flylines

    $99.99$109.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market.

    Taper – Our Javelin Taper is perfect for any angler seeking a more aggressive and easy casting line. The front loaded design of the Javelin allows the angler to shoot line with ease when longer casts are necessary or when windy conditions are a hindrance. The more aggressive nature makes it great for turning over cumbersome flies such as streamers, poppers, or heavy nymph and indicator rigs. Additionally, the increased mass in the initial belly portion of the head will more effectively load your rod with less line out making for more efficient casts at close range.

    Core- This new Advanced Clear Plus line uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat

    Coating- Our Advanced Clear Plus coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or lying across the top of the water. With the Advanced Clear Plus this is not an issue! This naturally buoyant coating has been expertly formulated for outstanding clarity while minimizing shine from sunlight to create a fly line that is nearly invisible on the waters surface. Its extremely smooth texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Advanced Clear Plus coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Advanced Clear Plus to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

    https://youtu.be/tVYfFCqR4XA

     

  • Monic Flylines 101 Flyline

    $54.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

    You won’t find a better all-around trout fly line for a better price. The Monic 101 was designed to be the perfect all-around fly line for trout, a line that will do everything you need well and will last you through multiple seasons of fishing at a great price point. Whether you are just getting started fly-fishing or if you are a seasoned veteran, the Monic 101 will get the job done and help you catch trout in any environment you might find yourself in.

    Taper- Our new All-Around taper was designed specifically with the river, stream, and creek angler in mind. The front taper will turn over small dries to medium sized streamers with ease. The extended rear taper provides excellent control while casting and allows the angler to easily pick-up and throw back without needing to strip in line. The medium length belly in combination with the long rear taper helps while roll-casting as well as with on-water mends from distance. We have also implemented a very slight taper into the belly portion of the head to more effectively load your rod and improve casting at close ranges.

    Core- The 101 utilizes our supple and relaxed braided fiber core. The low to moderate stretch rating gives the angler some shock absorbing properties while using extra delicate tippet and the ability to relax or straighten the line with a light hand stretch, while still allowing for sensitivity and low effort hook-sets. The core alone, by nature, holds zero reel memory helping to create a fly line that remains relaxed from the heat of July to sub-freezing January temperatures

    Coating- Our 101 coating was designed to perform at a high level in all four seasons. The advanced coating blend will remain supple in colder temperatures while avoiding tack or stickiness during the warmer summer months. The plastics involved are 100% naturally buoyant, creating a high-floating fly line that will NOT begin to sink over time.

    Unlike many other fly lines that tend to lose their slickness due to surface treatments or chemicals leeching out of the plastic, our 101 coating utilizes our proprietary STS slickness technology that has been expertly formulated and uniformly mixed within the plastic blend. This results in an extremely low friction surface that will shoot through rod guides like a dream but will NOT dissipate or migrate out of the plastic during the life of the line. This means, with occasional cleaning, your line will cast the same seasons later as it did right out of the package.

    https://youtu.be/tVYfFCqR4XA

  • Monic Henely Intermediate Clear Flylines

    $59.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market.

    This is by far one of the best Streamer lines I have ever used. It’s my full time go to intermediate sink tip- John Packer, Owner. Fly fishing Outfitters 

    The Henley series provides anglers with the ultimate weapon for the clearest waters and the spookiest fish on the planet. Using the same technology as our Henley Clear line, but now with a slow sink rate of 1-2 in/s, for when you need to get your fly slightly deeper. The head has been designed with density compensation, meaning as you move up the front taper and into the belly, the line becomes gradually less dense. This puts the very tip of your fly line the deepest in the water column, improving strike detection, and keeping the belly portion out of the fishing zone.

    Taper- Our Traditional weight-forward taper is perfect for the all-around angler, whether its big game fishing down in the tropics to small mountain trout streams. With its symmetrical front and rear tapers along with the moderate length belly, this head design will allow you to perform almost any presentation without needing multiple line set-ups. The shorter front and rear tapers allow you to shoot line and turn over large streamers or indicator rigs, while the evenly loaded, level belly section gives the angler control over the aggressiveness of their presentation for when delicate top-water offerings are key.

    Core-Our Henley Clear series utilizes our exclusive MoniCORE. This is a brand new proprietary monofilament we have been developing for over a year. This non-nylon based mono has superb clarity and is naturally more relaxed than any monofilament core we have ever worked with to date. This creates an exceptionally clear and stealthy line that holds far less coil than fly lines based on traditional nylon monofilament. Our MoniCORE has moderate stretch, allowing the angler to easily relax or straighten the fly line while also providing shock absorbing properties and consistent tension for landing those extra large species. MonicCORE’s versatility allows you to take the stealthy covert nature of the Henley Clear from the flats in the tropics to the chilly mountain creeks and rivers.

    Coating- Our Henley Clear series coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or in the water. With the Henley Clear series this problem is minimized. Its extremely smooth, texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Henley Clear coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Henley Clears to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

  • Monic Henley Clear Floating Flylines

    $64.99$69.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

     

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market.

     

    Taper- Our Traditional weight-forward taper is perfect for the all-around angler, whether its big game fishing down in the tropics to small mountain trout streams. With its symmetrical front and rear tapers along with the moderate length belly, this head design will allow you to perform almost any presentation without needing multiple line set-ups. The shorter front and rear tapers allow you to shoot line and turn over large streamers or indicator rigs, while the evenly loaded, level belly section gives the angler control over the aggressiveness of their presentation for when delicate top-water offerings are key.

    Core- Our Henley Clear series utilizes our exclusive MoniCORE. This is a brand new proprietary monofilament we have been developing for over a year. This non-nylon based mono has superb clarity and is naturally more relaxed than any monofilament core we have ever worked with to date. This creates an exceptionally clear and stealthy line that holds far less coil than fly lines based on traditional nylon monofilament. Our MoniCORE has moderate to low stretch, allowing the angler to easily relax or straighten the fly line while also providing shock absorbing properties and consistent tension for landing those extra large species. MonicCORE’s versatility allows you to take the stealthy covert nature of the Henley Clear from the flats in the tropics to the chilly mountain creeks and rivers.

    Coating- Our Henley Clear series coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or lying across the top of the water. With the Henley Clear this is not an issue! This naturally buoyant coating has been expertly formulated for outstanding clarity while minimizing shine from sunlight to create a fly line that is nearly invisible on the waters surface. Its extremely smooth, texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Henley Clear coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Henley Clears to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

    https://youtu.be/Av0CfoGGhGg

  • Monic Henley Phantom Tip Flylines

    $69.95$79.95

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

     

    Taper-Our Traditional weight-forward taper is perfect for the all-around angler, whether its big game fishing down in the tropics to small mountain trout streams. With its symmetrical front and rear tapers along with the moderate length belly, this head design will allow you to perform almost any presentation without needing multiple line set-ups. The shorter front and rear tapers allow you to shoot line and turn over large streamers or indicator rigs, while the evenly loaded, level belly section gives the angler control over the aggressiveness of their presentation for when delicate top-water offerings are key.

    Core-Our Henley Clear series utilizes our exclusive MoniCORE. This is a brand new proprietary monofilament we have been developing for over a year. This non-nylon based mono has superb clarity and is naturally more relaxed than any monofilament core we have ever worked with to date. This creates an exceptionally clear and stealthy line that holds far less coil than fly lines based on traditional nylon monofilament. Our MoniCORE has moderate to low stretch, allowing the angler to easily relax or straighten the fly line while also providing shock absorbing properties and consistent tension for landing those extra large species. MonicCORE’s versatility allows you to take the stealthy covert nature of the Henley Clear from the flats in the tropics to the chilly mountain creeks and rivers

    Coating- Our Henley Clear series coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. The Phantom Tip version provides the best of both worlds, with a 15 foot clear stealth tip (from front loop to mid belly), while the remainder of the line is a bright green color making it easier to track the line in the air and on top of the water to give the angler a reference point for their fly. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or lying across the top of the water. With the Henley Clear this is not an issue! This naturally buoyant coating has been expertly formulated for outstanding clarity while minimizing shine from sunlight to create a fly line that is nearly invisible on the waters surface. Its extremely smooth texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Henley Clear coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Henley Clears to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

    https://youtu.be/_YCBvCZyFwg

  • Monic Icicle Floating Flylines

    $79.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

    Taper- Our Javelin Taper is perfect for any angler seeking a more aggressive and easy casting line. The front-loaded design of the Javelin allows the angler to shoot line with ease when long casts are necessary or when windy conditions are a hindrance. Its more aggressive nature makes the line great for turning over cumbersome flies such as streamers, poppers, or heavy nymph and indicator rigs. Additionally, the increased mass in the initial belly portion of the head will more effectively load your rod with less line out – making for more efficient casts at close range.

    Core- The Icicle utilizes our supple and relaxed braided fiber core. The low-to-moderate stretch rating gives the angler some shock absorbing properties and the ability to stretch the line by hand for relaxation, while still allowing for lower effort hook-sets. The core alone, by nature, holds zero reel memory helping to create a fly line that remains relaxed even while fishing in below-freezing temperatures.

    Coating- Our Icicle coating was designed to perform at a high level in all four seasons. The advanced coating blend will remain supple in colder temperatures while avoiding tack or stickiness during the warmer summer months or in tropical environments. The plastics involved are 100% naturally buoyant, creating a high-floating fly line that will NOT begin to sink over time.

    Unlike many other fly lines that tend to lose their slickness due to surface treatments or chemicals leeching out of the plastic, our Icicle coating utilizes our proprietary STS slickness technology that has been expertly formulated and uniformly mixed within the plastic blend. This results in an extremely low friction surface that will shoot through rod guides like a dream but will NOT dissipate or migrate out of the plastic during the life of the line. This means, with occasional cleaning, your line will cast the same seasons later as it did right out of the package, even if fished in hard saltwater environments.

    https://youtu.be/6PR_tgoIf24

  • Monic Phantom Tip-Bonefish Flylines

    $119.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

     

    Taper- The Bonefish taper gives the angler the perfect mix of a gentle stealth presentation paired with the aggressiveness to combat high wind conditions and deliver long accurate casts. With an aggressive front-head design but with a more elongated belly and gradual rear taper this line will still shoot line effortlessly but will allow for a more delicate landing on the water which is key when fishing shallow flats to spooky Bonefish.

    Core- This new Phantom Tip series uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat

     Coating- Our Phantom Tip series coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. The Phantom Tip version provides the best of both worlds, with a 15 foot clear stealth tip, while the remainder of the line is a bright green color making it easier to track the line in the air and on top of the water to give the angler a reference point for their fly. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or lying across the top of the water. With the Phantom Tip this is not an issue! This naturally buoyant coating has been expertly formulated for outstanding clarity while minimizing shine from sunlight to create a fly line that is nearly invisible on the waters surface. Its extremely smooth texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Phantom Tip coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Phantom Tips to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

    https://youtu.be/clL24MymmGs

  • Monic Phantom Tip-Permit Flylines

    $119.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

    Taper- This taper has been designed specifically for the Permit enthusiast, offering all the needs of a perfect line for targeting one of the spookiest species on the planet. By using a very gradual front head design that steps up into a long 20ft belly section, this allows the angler to make long casts with extreme accuracy and provide the most delicate of presentations. While the thicker belly will help turn your line over in the wind and cast those heavier crab patterns with ease.

    Core- This new Phantom Tip series uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.

    Coating- Our Phantom Tip series coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. The Phantom Tip version provides the best of both worlds, with a 15 foot clear stealth tip, while the remainder of the line is a bright green color making it easier to track the line in the air and on top of the water to give the angler a reference point for their fly. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or lying across the top of the water. With the Phantom Tip this is not an issue! This naturally buoyant coating has been expertly formulated for outstanding clarity while minimizing shine from sunlight to create a fly line that is nearly invisible on the waters surface. Its extremely smooth texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Phantom Tip coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Phantom Tips to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

  • Monic Phantom Tip-Tarpon Flylines

    $119.99

     

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

    Taper- This taper was designed to cover all the needs of the tarpon angler. With an aggressive front head design the line is perfect for quick powerful shots, picking line up and shooting it right back out with ease. Paired with an extended belly allows this line to punch through the wind shooting line effortlessly while still retaining accuracy and making carrying line easier at longer distances. Perfect for giving the angler extra quality shots with the limited windows for presentation.

    Core- This new Phantom Tip series uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.

    Coating- Our Phantom Tip series coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. The Phantom Tip version provides the best of both worlds, with a 15 foot clear stealth tip, while the remainder of the line is a bright green color making it easier to track the line in the air and on top of the water to give the angler a reference point for their fly. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or lying across the top of the water. With the Phantom Tip this is not an issue! This naturally buoyant coating has been expertly formulated for outstanding clarity while minimizing shine from sunlight to create a fly line that is nearly invisible on the waters surface. Its extremely smooth texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Phantom Tip coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Phantom Tips to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

  • Monic Phantom Tip-Tech Saltwater Flylines

    $109.00$109.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

    Taper- The Technical Taper is designed to be the jack of all trades for the tropical angler. Combining different components of our other tapers, the Technical taper will punch through the wind, deliver long accurate casts, and still allow for delicate presentations. No matter what species or situation you come across on the flats, this taper will give you that advantage to confront whatever comes swimming your way.

    Core- This new Phantom Tip series uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.

    Coating- Our Phantom Tip series coating provides the angler with the ultimate stealth presentation fly line. The Phantom Tip version provides the best of both worlds, with a 15 foot clear stealth tip, while the remainder of the line is a bright green color making it easier to track the line in the air and on top of the water to give the angler a reference point for their fly. Most fish species, due to how their bodies are constructed as well as their feeding patterns, generally focus their eyes forward and up toward the surface of the water. This is why many fish can spook or become hesitant to feed if they can see thick bright fly lines casting overhead or lying across the top of the water. With the Phantom Tip this is not an issue! This naturally buoyant coating has been expertly formulated for outstanding clarity while minimizing shine from sunlight to create a fly line that is nearly invisible on the waters surface. Its extremely smooth texture-free surface produces very little friction between the line and rod guides allowing you to shoot line with ease whether its cold or warm. The toughness of the Phantom Tip coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This allows the Phantom Tips to be taken from freshwater to the grueling salt without having to worry about cracks, dry rot, and delamination.

    https://youtu.be/clL24MymmGs

  • Monic Precision Dry

    $79.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    Some of our guides started using Monic lines in Saltwater situations and were amazed at how well they cast.  Recently, some of us had become frustrated with a longtime company’s PVC coated flyline that started to breakdown due to an issue with its “proprietary” coating.  So, I ordered several lines from Monic, and I and the staff were blown away with how well they worked.  We became believers.  What makes this an even more amazing relationship is that Monic flylines are made right here in Boulder, CO 

    Taper- Our Precision Dry Fly taper was designed specifically with the hardcore dry fly enthusiast in mind. The extended front taper allows for the most accurate and delicate presentations to lay those tiny dries on the water like a feather exactly where you need it. The head also incorporates a handling section after the rear taper to improve loop stability and to help the angler make on-water mends from greater distances.

    Core- The Skyline series utilizes our zero-stretch GSP (gel spun polyethylene) core for a very unique and ultra-sensitive fly fishing experience. The no-stretch properties of the GSP give the angler superior control while casting and creates exceptional line speed for increased distance and quick repositioning of your presentation. Additionally, the zero-stretch provides the angler with unmatched sensitivity. You will be able to feel even the smallest of strikes as well as the tiny ticks of your fly as it bumps through bottom structure of the waters. Hook-sets can be quick and effortless, even small strip-sets from 60 plus feet are effective as no force is lost from the rod to the tip of your fly line.

    Coating- The tried and true Skyline coating has delivered high performance and extreme durability for years. This clear and naturally buoyant polymer blend creates a stealthy and unobtrusive fly line. The only coloring present in our Skyline series is the light blue shade of the thin diameter GSP core showing through the clear top-coat. This results in a lighter shadow produced under the water as well as a reduction in light flash while overhead casting compared to thicker opaque colored lines, decreasing your chances of spooking fish.

    The toughness of the Skyline coating produces a more durable, longer lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings. This line does have a slight texture allowing for reduced surface area for

    The slight rigidness of the GSP makes it the perfect core material for those warm weather fishing environments. It will help to maintain the fly line’s original stiffness even in the extreme temps of the tropics. No more trying to cast a wet spaghetti noodle on those extra warm days.

     

    https://youtu.be/Xfgyb_wAkCg

     

  • Monic Saltwater Master-Permit Flylines

    $119.99

    Taper- This taper has been designed specifically for the Permit enthusiast, offering all the needs of a perfect line for targeting one of the spookiest species on the planet. By using a very gradual front taper design that steps up into a long 20ft belly section, this allows the angler to make long casts with extreme accuracy and provide the most delicate of presentations. While the thicker belly will help turn your line over in the wind and cast those heavier crab patterns with ease.

    Core- The Saltwater Master series uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.

    Coating- The Saltwater Master uses our advanced STS coating system. With its game changing slickness formula uniformly built into the coating, the slick properties will never wear off, maintaining that superb line shooting ability. STS also reduces salt build-up, extending maximum performance in between cleanings. With just a hint of white color added to the coating, this line is still very stealthy and unobtrusive on the water. Giving the angler the advantages of a stealthy natural color line but with slightly more visibility for tracking your line on the water.

  • Monic Saltwater Master-Tarpon Flylines

    $119.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

    Taper-This taper was designed to cover all the needs of the tarpon angler. With an aggressive front head design the line is perfect for quick powerful shots, picking line up and shooting it right back out with ease. Paired with an extended belly allows this line to punch through the wind shooting line effortlessly while still retaining accuracy and making carrying line easier at longer distances. Perfect for giving the angler extra quality shots with the limited windows for presentation.

    Core- The Saltwater Master series uses our semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.

    Coating- The Saltwater Master uses our advanced STS coating system. With its game changing slickness formula uniformly built into the coating, the slick properties will never wear off, maintaining that superb line shooting ability. STS also reduces salt build-up, extending maximum performance in between cleanings. This line has a blue color added to the coating, making it still very stealthy and unobtrusive on the water. Giving the angler the advantages of having a stealthy natural color line but with slightly more visibility for tracking your line on the water.

  • Monic Saltwater Master-Technical Flylines

    $109.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market 

    Taper – The Technical Taper is designed to be the jack of all trades for the tropical angler. Combining different components of our other tapers, the Technical taper will punch through the wind, deliver long accurate casts and still allow for delicate presentations. No matter what species or situation you come across on the flats, this taper will give you that advantage to confront whatever comes swimming your way.

    Core- The Saltwater Master series uses our semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.

    Coating- The Saltwater Master uses our advanced STS coating system. With its game changing slickness formula uniformly built into the coating, the slick properties will never wear off, maintaining that superb line shooting ability. STS also reduces salt build-up, extending maximum performance in between cleanings. This line has a subtle green color added to the coating, making it still very subtle and unobtrusive on the water. Giving the angler the advantages of having a stealthy natural color line but with slightly more visibility for tracking your line on the water

  • Monic Skyline Plus Flylines

    $89.99$99.99

    Like any great product, Monic flylines were born out of a flyfisherman’s frustration with the product he was using at the time. In the 80’s, avid angler Bob Goodale was fishing in Belize and having a heck of a time casting in the wind with a long leader. His frustration fueled his passion to design and develop a clear floating fly line that would enable him to use a short leader which would provide more stealth and not spook fish. After years of research & development, in 1994 he introduced the first Covert Clear line to the market and Monic was born.  

    For nearly 30 years, Monic has been innovating and developing new ways to improve fly line performance and decrease fly line impact on the environment. No matter if your fishing high pressure locations that demand precise presentations, or under clear skies and bright sun, Monic fly lines continue to be the best on the market.

    Taper – Our Javelin Taper is perfect for any angler seeking a more aggressive and easy casting line. The front loaded design of the Javelin allows the angler to shoot line with ease when longer casts are necessary or when windy conditions are a hindrance. The more aggressive nature makes it great for turning over cumbersome flies such as streamers, poppers, or heavy nymph and indicator rigs. Additionally, the increased mass in the initial belly portion of the head will more effectively load your rod with less line out making for more efficient casts at close range.

    New Coating- The tried and true Skyline coating has delivered high performance and extreme durability for years, but now has more slickness than ever! We’ve used the same naturally buoyant formula as before, but have now added higher levels of our slickening agent to improve overall performance and durability. Built directly into the line, this slickness cannot wear away. With a hint of light sky blue color added to keep a stealthy and unobtrusive fly line, you will still be able to have the advantage of stealth on your side when targeting spooky fish in low or clear water conditions.

    The toughness of the Skyline coating produces a more durable, longer-lasting fly line compared to most conventional PVC constructed fly lines. Its high abrasion resistance helps these lines hold up in some of the most brutal fishing conditions where rough coral, sharp rocks, and heavy surf can break down other lines in just a few outings.

    Core-The Skyline series utilizes our zero-stretch GSP (gel spun polyethylene) core for a very unique and ultra-sensitive fly fishing experience. The no-stretch properties of the GSP give the angler superior control while casting and creates exceptional line speed for increased distance and quick repositioning of your presentation. Additionally, the zero-stretch provides the angler with unmatched sensitivity. You will be able to feel even the smallest of strikes as well as the tiny ticks of your fly as it bumps through bottom structure of the waters. Hook-sets can be quick and effortless, even small strip-sets from 60 plus feet are effective as no force is lost from the rod to the tip of your fly line.

    The slight rigidness of the GSP makes it the perfect core material for those warm weather fishing environments. It will help to maintain the fly line’s original stiffness even in the extreme temps of the tropics. No more trying to cast a wet spaghetti noodle on those extra warm days.

    https://youtu.be/tVYfFCqR4XA