Fly Line Size Recommendations

Tuesday, 16 July 2013  |  Andy

Which Flyline Should I Choose?

 

 

 

 

Fly Sizes

Fly Sizes

Suggested Flyline

Flyline Size Range

6/0

5/0

4/0

3/0

2/0

1/0

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

28

Trout
small flies, small streams

3

1 to 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trout
small to medium-sized rivers

5

1 to 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trout
big rivers and lakes

7

3 to 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pike

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smallmouth Bass
(Rivers / Streams)

7

6 to 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Largemouth Bass

8

7 to 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic salmon
(Single handed rods)

8

7 to 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic salmon
(Double Handed Rods)

10

9 to 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steelhead (Summer run fish)

10

9 to 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steelhead (Winter run fish)

10

9 to 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific salmon

10

9 to 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonefish

7

6 to 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permit

10

9 to 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarpon

9

8 to 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharks and barracuda

10

9 to 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Striped bass, bluefish, false albacore

7

7 to 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunas, sailfish, marlin

13

12 to 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Our Facebook Page Our Flikr Page Our YouTube Channel  Google+ Our LinkedIn Page Our Twitter Feed
Our Most Important Blog Posts - What You Really Need To Know!

Tackle Blog Posts

Trout Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Blogs

Salmon Fly Fishing

The Essential Fly Fishing Shop
The Essential Fly Fishing Shop
THE ESSENTIAL FLY
Blog Headlines: