Picked up a 7wt Tactical steelhead on sale, Just wanted to see what tips you guys like to use on this line. I want to give it a go on my next trip. I see it's very similar to the rage head.
I have used the Tactical Steelhead ST8 with the Airflo 10' flo tips and it works great. Out of curiosity where did you find the ST-7? I have been looking for one of those and would love to pick one up also if they have any left.Picked up a 7wt Tactical steelhead on sale, Just wanted to see what tips you guys like to use on this line. I want to give it a go on my next trip. I see it's very similar to the rage head.
Not familiar with these lines - but look into them at The Fly Fishing Shop. Looks like they are the same mint green and not color-coded but the grains are listed. Maybe you have a scale.I bought one of these a few years back, but sadly, did not label it when I took it off the reel. Now I have so many lines that I am not sure what it looks like. Any suggestions as to how to ID it? What color is it, for instance?
I totally agree with you. The tactical steelhead line has very little in common with the Rage. The TS was a great line at a nice price point. I will be very sad if mine break some day. Great all round floater and a good line with a intermediate tip.i would have to disagree with the thought that's it's similar to the rage. the taper is totally different that the rage anyway. the tactical's taper is much more gradual than the rage. they work with about the same size tips (float tip removed from tactical) but that's the only similarity. probably closer to the old NW skagit than the rage.
with the float tip on you can use anything from a mono leader to about any poly leader. with the float tip removed- polys through about 10-12' of t-10. depending on the line size of the head, you may be able to do more. heavier weight heads will turn bigger tips.
i like these lines a lot and was sad to see them go. with a smooth stroke they hold their loop longer than the steeper tapered lines and are great on long casts.