I was going to do a review of the RIO Quickshooter Bonefish Fly Line. Then, I read the review of said line over at Flatswalker.com.
He crushed me both in time to evaluate the line, useful insight into what makes the line work so well and word-count.
Basically, a line should do what the box it came in advertises. It doesn’t have to have some trippy nano-texture copied from a Jesus Lizard or slide through the rod guides faster’n a greased up snake. It just has to not tangle, load the road and not fall apart too soon.
Classic. Read the rest of this too.
Here is what I had written about it:
If you look riiiiiiiight there, you can see the Quickshooter line.
The idea behind the Quickshooter is this… when you need to load a rod quickly, especially the ultra-fast rods you find on the flats today, you need a line capable of loading the rod with very little line out. This is a wading line for when you see the fish at 30 feet and need to send something pointy down range quickly.
I can say it works. Two of the fish I caught were while wading and one was probably about 35 feet away. I had no problem loading the rod quickly and making the shot.
I’d say I think the line is slightly less ideal for fishing out of a boat on a windy day when you want to keep line on the deck. The thin running line can get a bit FUBAR if not watched closely or if you are fishing with flats beginners who don’t understand their role in keeping your line from birdnesting.
I like the line and will fish it in the future for sure, especially if I think I’ll be doing a lot of wading.
*This line was sent gratis by RIO.