Icicle Floating Fly Line
Icicle Floating Fly Line
Our Javelin Taper is perfect for any angler seeking a more aggressive and easy casting line. The front-loaded design of the Javelin allows the angler to shoot line with ease when long casts are necessary or when windy conditions are a hindrance. Its more aggressive nature makes the line great for turning over cumbersome flies such as streamers, poppers, or heavy nymph and indicator rigs. Additionally, the increased mass in the initial belly portion of the head will more effectively load your rod with less line out - making for more efficient casts at close range.
The Icicle utilizes our supple and relaxed braided fiber core. The low-to-moderate stretch rating gives the angler some shock absorbing properties and the ability to stretch the line by hand for relaxation, while still allowing for lower effort hook-sets. The core alone, by nature, holds zero reel memory helping to create a fly line that remains relaxed even while fishing in below-freezing temperatures.
Our brand new proprietary cold-weather coating, in combination with our braided core, makes for the perfect cold-weather fly line. With outstanding low-temperature properties, the coating remains flexible even in sub-freezing ambient temperatures, resulting in a low-memory fly line. Less coiling and stretching between casts means more fishing for you. This advanced coating blend is naturally buoyant creating a high-floating line that will not begin to sink over time.
Unlike many other fly lines that tend to lose their slickness due to surface treatments or chemicals leeching out of the plastic, this cold weather coating was expertly formulated with a newly developed additive that is uniformly mixed within the plastic blend. This results in an extremely low friction surface that will shoot through rod guides like a dream but will NOT dissipate or migrate out of the plastic during the life of the line. This coating technology also gives the line added improvement in hydrophobic properties - improving its tendency to repel water. What this means for the angler is less water pickup throughout the day, causing less ice build-up on your line and rod guides.
All Icicle Javelin Taper lines are a half size above the AFFTA standards. You can see the weight ranges in the chart pictured below (weights are measured from the first 30 ft of the head). All of our lines manufactured here at Monic are constructed at or just above the AFFTA standards. Many fly lines in today's market are vastly over-weighted, sometimes up to 3 sizes. At Monic, we understand that not every angler is using a fast-action rod or wants an ultra-heavy fly line forced into their hands. That is why we want to leave the decision up to you. After all, nobody knows your rod and fishing style better than you do.
If you are using a medium-fast to fast-action rod, you may want to consider upsizing a line or two. We always suggest to our customers: if there is a specific line you have enjoyed in the past and how it loaded your rod, take a minute to visit the manufacturer's website and look up the weight designation for the first 30 ft and match that weight to the size of the Monic line you are interested in. If you would like help matching a given Monic line to your rod, reach out to us at anytime. We will do our absolute best to get you fitted with the perfect line for your fishing scenario.