Thursday, September 8, 2011
Gear Review: Royal Wulff Bermuda Shorts Fly Line
Royal Wulff's Bermuda Shorts fly lines are part of their Triangle Taper series and have a 22 foot head making it incredibly quick to load and shoot. I just put it on both of my 8-weight rods, a Sage Xi-2 and TFO BVK, and it's easily the best line for casting at our small rolling tarpon around here, especially in the canals of Matlacha. You can instantly haul it off the water's surface with one false cast and shoot it at a different fish when they appear.
The 30 foot head is light blue and the running line is a lighter yellow which is a nice looking combination, especially on my new BVK reel. It also features welded loops in both the backing and leader ends. I really like this because I hate nail knots and have never really learned to tie one properly. A simple loop to loop conection for both the leader and backing is the best possible connection and this line comes ready to go.
All the Triangle Tapers retail for around $75 which is what you'd expect to pay for any premium saltwater line, and there are a lot more expensive ones out there. Unlike some of its competitors, this one actually will add 20 feet to your cast. Bermuda Short fly line is really great stuff.