Striper Elite Intermediate - Short Taper
Weight Forward - Intermediate sink 1.5-2ips
The head has been designed with density compensation, meaning as you move up the front taper and into the belly, the line becomes gradually less dense. This puts the very tip of your fly line the deepest in the water column, improving strike detection, and keeping the belly portion out of the fishing zone.
Field Testing Results:
"After having the lines on my guide rods for a few seasons I can say that they have seen 250 days of use and I’m blown away on how well they perform. The lines still pretty much fish like brand new lines!! Performance wise Monic took the time to test this line and got it right. The grain weights match up well on many different rods and I really never felt a line that feels more connected to a hook set than Monic." - Capt. Eric Wallace (CoastalFlyAngler.com)
The Striper Short taper gives the angler the perfect line for quick powerful casts without compromising accuracy and presentation. The shorter overall head design is key for loading your rod with limited line out, and within a limited time window. With one false cast you can shoot the line right out, giving you the best chance to target that moving school of fish. The front end of the taper allows this line to turn over in the wind with ease and the gradual transition makes sure the line can still present delicately on the top of the water. Having this paired with a mid-size belly and short rear taper this line will shoot with ease and allow you to load your rod quicker for shooting line longer distances. The shorter overall head design is ideal for the making those quick and powerful casts when targeting stripers busting up bait. This line also has a handling section following the rear taper, this gives the angler a little more line to handle and grip when stripping flies and making hooksets.
The Striper series of lines uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hooksets 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 Striper lines use 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. You will notice a slight color change in this line, as the front head is colored with a muted light grey that will still be unobtrusive and not stand out in the water, with the rear taper and running line transitioning into a darker shade of grey/black. This color transition will help the angler see when to pick up their line and make a recast when the front head is back to the rod tip.
All Striper lines are weighted a full-size heavy for AFFTA standards. This is to help better load the faster action rods and give you the punching power you will need when fishing for Stripers off the coast or from shore. You can see the weight ranges in the chart pictured here (weights are measured from the first 30 ft of the head).
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 anytime. We will do our absolute best to get you fitted with the perfect line for your fishing scenario.
Amazing communication and customer service. Great company and great line. First few casts the line is amazing.
The line is good so far, i haven't given it the amount of time i want to make a judgement yet. The line loads ans casts easily but has a bit more coil memory than i am used to,it has been cool with water temps in the upper 50's. I will try it more and let you know as i use it more. Thanks John.
The core of the line is too stiff, leading to excessive coiling, fouling and poor performance. No amount of stretching helps. I am using the line in the NE, air temps and water temps in 60s. It just doesn’t work. Maybe it would be better at higher temps but that’s not really something that striper fishing would be conducive with. Another expensive line fail.
The feeling of this line is incredible. It casts like a dream but I find that out of every ten casts, one gets very bound up and knots over easily and catches in the guides. This has happened casting in crazy surf, on calm seas off a boat, in and out of the stripping basket. Seems to happen more often with this line than my other saltwater lines. Typically I quick tug undoes it but with Monic it doesn't come undone easily. This is the second Monic line I've had that seems to hold a fair amount of memory.
The head design is nice, throws very well. The problem is that the core is way too stiff and cannot be stretched out. This gets worse in cooler temps(the line was nice casting on my lawn but became unmanageable at fishing temps (~60 air and water). It ends up being an unruly mess in a basket. Very disappointed in it.