Ande Monofilament Backcountry 

MSRP: $4.95-$450 depending on spool size

In many salmon and steelhead scenarios, you need precision casts and good presentations to get fish to bite, and strong line to bring those fish to hand. Consider this line for those scenarios.


TUF-Line SuperCast

MSRP: $13.99 for 125-yard spool

The longest casting and easiest handling superline TUF-Line has developed, SuperCast almost feels like mono, though it quite assuredly performed like braid. Available from 6- to 50-pound tests, there were few occasions we didn’t find this line handy to have around.


Rio Gold WF5F Fly Line

MSRP: $74.95

Delicate presentations? Check. Roll casts? Check. Turn over bulky streamers? Check. Even when needing the longest of casts? Check. In the wind? Yup. Simply put: a do-it-all fly line for Alaska trout anglers.


Airflo Sixth Sense Slow Intermediate Fly Line

MSRP: $69.99

Made from a new core material that transfers more energy to the cast than ever before, we loved these new Intermediate lines from Airflo. Sink rates were consistent and the Delta taper turned over even the largest flies with ease.


Airflo Sixth Sense Fast Intermediate Fly Line

MSRP: $69.99

The faster-sinking of the Sixth Sense Intermediate lines helped reach a different level in the water column when fishing the summer stillwater setting. A particularly nice touch is the new line marker system.



Airflo Skagit Switch Line

MSRP: $54.99

It can be tough to find the right line for switch rods, to say the least, but the new Airflo Skagit Switch line hit the mark dead-on. We used 510-, 450- and 420-grain lines on our 6- and 7-weight switch rods to exceptional effect, no matter the tip chosen.


Airflo Custom Cut Tips

MSRP: $16.99-$24.99

We used the CCT 200 and 330 tips this fall when casting the two-hander for hefty rainbows on the Naknek, where big, heavy flies and long-distance casts are the name of the game. These tips mean business, sinking fast. Looped ends make them even nicer to have along in the field, when you need to change up on the fly to fit water conditions.