PROTECT AND ENHANCE YOUR FLY ROD With the SEAT CUSHION
The world’s first solid braided silk fly lines with an oil dressing was produced in England in 1880 by Eaton and Deller. In 1908, P.D Malloch of Perth produced the most famous and successful of all silk fishing lines, the KINGFISHER. This more than any other, set the standards for the manufacture and performance of all oil dressed silk lines.
WHY SILK? Improved casting powers in both distance and accuracy. Silk gives the correct weight for smaller diameter. Less bulk landing on the water, therefore less disturbance. Will not stretch or crack. Less wind resistance. Soft and pliable (after break-in). Will last for years and years. Unaffected by extreme variations in temperature. Quicker, smoother lifts from the water. Taper built in at the time of braiding. Gives more speed and positive feel. Made by craftsmen with painstaking care.
REVIVING A TRADITION...Cheaper, synthetic fly lines and glass fiber rods signaled the demise of Kingfisher. There was a long hiatus where silk lines were not available. To the delight of those who set value by tradition, Noel Buxton, of England, in the late 1970’s, began hand crafting silk fly lines in the established manufacturing traditions of Kingfisher. The result was the Phoenix precision built fly line made of the finest quality Pure Chinese Silk with tapers built-in by braiding. These lines facilitated the most delicate presentation of the smallest flies.
Noel also demanded that the lines be of an intermediate density. When greased, the line floats high on the surface film, un-greased it acts as a “slow sinker” and by de-greasing the tip, there is a “sink-tip” of variable proportions. This gives three options from one line.
The double tapered profile enables reversal of the line for longer use.
The special “proofing” of the line gives no “reel” memory and only minimum stretch to aid better hooking.
HANDCRAFTED QUALITY...Making silk lines by these traditional methods to produce the finest product possible is very labor intensive and time consuming, much as split cane rod building. For over 16 years, Noel Buxton manufactured the world’s finest silk lines in accord with a tradition spanning over 100 years. Now after two decades bamboo rod maker Mike Brookes continues making Phoenix lines in the same way for today’s fly-fishers who value the finest in tradition and performance.
The oils and varnishes ensure that the line is waterproof and supple. The Phoenix Line is so stable that it does not leach linseed oil and become tacky with age.
The special finish produces a line that shoots well, with the minimum of flash while maximizing silk’s added advantage of a smaller diameter for a given weight.
Trout - is a 30 yard line available in Natural straw, or Mere Green colour. Double Tapered with fine tips and a precise 6 foot taper at both ends to allow reversal of the line. Made of the finest pure silk, natural straw colour, proofed with several coats of a special varnish and hand polished. The line comes complete with care instructions and a tin of Red Mucilin. Any Size/Color: (See Chart) PRICE DELIVERED: €206
Salmon - is a 40 yard line available in Natural straw, or Mere Green colour. Double tapered with fine tips and a precise 6 foot taper at both end to allow reversal of the line. The line comes complete with care instructions and a tin of Red Mucilin. Any Size/Color: (See Chart) PRICE DELIVERED: €251
A 33 yard line in natural straw colour and weight forward design. A 6 foot taper, 11 yards of head and 22 yards of shooting line. The line comes complete with care instructions and a tin of Red Mucilin. Any Size/Color: (See Chart) PRICE DELIVERED: €226
LINE CHART - MAKE YOUR SELECTION HERE
|The Standard Line
Trout Double Taper
|The Standard Line
Salmon Double Taper
|Weight Forward Line
Trout Weight Forward
TRIANGLE TAPER FLY LINES...
Of the many innovations that Lee Wulff contributed to
fly fishing, the Triangle Taper fly
line is perhaps the most popular.
The Triangle Taper offers the greatest delicacy of any fly line and of
greatest importance to the bamboo fly caster, the Triangle Taper is a
continuous forward taper in the head of the line, the first 36 to 40
feet, depending upon the size application. This provides the most
efficient transfer of casting energy as it unrolls because the heavier
line is constantly turning over lighter line. The design also gives you
a more delicate presentation because the weight of the line is away from
the fly. It is also the finest Roll Casting line for up to 60’ casts.
This combination of a longer weighted section and a light running line
make the Triangle Taper cast like a weight forward line for distance,
when needed. The tip end can be customized to your casting style by
cutting it back (by inches) for the desired performance level.
This unique Taper design has the added benefit of improving the casting performance of many fine bamboo fly rods. Because of the unique weight distribution and configuration of the line, it allows for a bit more weight to load the rod as the cast is extended, satisfying that sometimes very subtle need for a bit more line weight to properly load your cane rod and bring out its best casting characteristics. This is something that really must be experienced to be believed! I’m not claiming these lines will make you a better caster or make a bad rod great, but, in my experience, (over the past 20 or so years that these lines have been around), I’ve found they consistently sweeten the feel of rods that are on the cusp, making them more enjoyable to use. When planning the right size for your rod, add a line size to the stated weight, i.e., the #2 becomes more of a 2/3 line, a #3 more of a 3/4 line, and so forth. If you have a cane rod that needs tuning and often seems to cast better with the next heavier line, (but you fear you are over-lining it), try the appropriate Triangle Taper line. You may be pleasantly surprised! Floating Fly Line (#99906) The original, easy casting Triangle Taper fly line. It will cover all normal fly fishing situations. 90’ length. Color: Ivory.
TRIANGLE TAPER FLOATING (TTF)
Sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. (Please order by size). Price: Any Size: $65.95
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