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    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Guys –

    Over the last few years I’ve come to truly love the SA Mastery streamer express clear tip series, along with their older Streamer Express Type 6 sinking line. Both of these have the same light blue monocore running line, which has a very plasticky texture and a lot of inherent rigidity.

    The rigidity requires you to stretch the lines before use, but it also helps to hold loops open and generally prevent casts from crashing. I get better results with distance casting across the board using this line, and I’m reminded of that every time I try to use a more conventional braided core sink tip or the brilliant but ultimately disastrous SA Sonar Titan I-3-5 line. (That line’s problem is entirely due to its core being too weak and too thin).

    My question is this: does anyone know of an equivalent monocore-based line being manufactured by any other company with a sink rate in between Intermediate (the SAMSECT / Sonar Sink Clear) and Type VI (the Streamer Express / Sonar Sink 30 series)? I can get the Sonar Sink 30 series in different grain weights but that only changes the rod size; it doesn’t affect sink rate. I am looking for a moderately sinking version of this line to use for bank bashing trout in rivers in Georgia, Arkansas, Argentina and Iceland.


    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Alternate question: has anyone been able to successfully weld the SA lines with the blue plasticky running line?

    Here’s a terrible picture of the line I am talking about:

    peter elks

    Have a look at” Airflow” in the Sixth Sense Intermediate range which offer slow med and fast sink tips.

    Cheers Pete

    Eric WellerEric Weller

    I second the airflow!

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