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Airflo Ridge Clear / Clear Fly Lines

I picked up an Airflo Ridge Clear floating 8wt line for a recent trip to Bone Fishing in Bahamas. Wondering what others opinions are in these ridge clear lines...?

Personally the welded loop connection delaminated from the core when I lawn casted the line (with a leader) before the trip. Lucky to have it exchanged by my retailer, however end of day one on the flats and saw signs of delamination again.... Was able to get some super glue which held the welded connection for a bit to get a second day out of the line, but not third.... Will have to return to line to Airflo this coming week.

On the positive I got into some great fish, perhaps the bonefish of a life time and didn't find it hard to see when casting, nore did my guide seem to mind it... Thank the fish gods the loop weld held on the exchanged line as we put it to the test over two days. I've heard a few comments on clear floating lines which were all mixed reviews and opinions... I guess that's fishing. I'm just curious on others opinions in this forum on clear floating lines...? I can imagine they would be gold when up casting dry flies in the creeks, and do provide stealth...perhaps I just bought a bad batch.

What's are your thoughts? Have you used them? Is a 9-12ft leader enough and line colour doesn't matter?
 

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Airflo ridge lines - I have used them and in one day of casting the coating split down a 10 foot length of line. Airflo replaced it and have since sold the line.
 

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I have one of these in a freshwater 6wt i use for trout dry fly work, no delamination probs, however the leader looped onto the factory loop has cut in, i found this bizzare as the butt section of most tapered leaders is about 40lb diameter, so not exactly thin, end result will be ill cut it off and put a braided loop on, yea it wont be quite as 'stealthy' but the fish wont care and it will never fail.
 
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