Weight Forward - Floating Line
The Saltwater Master is the perfect all-around floating line every saltwater angler should have in their arsenal. We designed this line from start to finish to withstand the harsh saltwater environment and to have the versatility to target nearly any species you'd find in the salt. Whether you are sight casting to stripers off the cape, stalking the elusive permit, or bowing to the silver king, the Saltwater Master is the perfect tool for you. With just a hint of sky blue color, this line is very stealthy and unobtrusive on the water. Giving the angler the advantages of the clear but with slightly more visibility for tracking your line on the water.
The Saltwater Master has a head design that is specialized to target nearly any saltwater species. The short powerful front taper allows the angler to effectively turn over large/heavy flies or extra long leaders with ease. The extended rear taper and longer head provide superb control and stability while carrying line which makes for long and accurate shots, even in windy conditions.
The Saltwater Master uses our semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.
The Saltwater Master uses our advanced STS coating system. With its game changing slickness formula uniformly built into the coating, the slick properties will never wear off, maintaining that superb line shooting ability. STS also reduces salt build-up, extending maximum performance in between cleanings. With just a hint of light sky blue color added to our clear coat, this line is very stealthy and unobtrusive on the water. Giving the angler all the advantages of a stealthy natural color line but with slightly more visibility for tracking your line on the water.
All Saltwater Masters are weighted a half size above the AFFTA standards. You can see the weight ranges in the chart pictured here (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 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 any time. We will do our absolute best to get you fitted with the perfect line for your fishing scenario.