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Amago, Iwana and horsehair line

by Chris Schatte

Chris, just returned from my recent trip. I used the horse hair lines for my Amago and Iwana rods exclusively with great success. It was slightly windy, but the air current was upstream so all I had to do was raise my rod, let the gust dry my fly and then slowly gently drift back to the water. Caught many fish using the air and water currents. Had an amazing few days. Thank you!

Comments for Amago, Iwana and horsehair line

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Dec 01, 2011
by: Charlie Dog

How long was the line and what was the taper?

Dec 01, 2011
Line length and taper
by: Chris

The line is 13.6 for the Amago. From 3 to 9.

Dec 02, 2011
Nine Hairs?
by: Charlie Dog

9 hairs thick at butt end?

Dec 02, 2011
9 hairs
by: Anonymous

Yes, I really like the lightness of the line.

Dec 02, 2011
9 hairs
by: Chris

Yes, nine hairs. I really like the lightness of the line.

Dec 02, 2011
You can make it lighter
by: TenkaraBum

Going up to nine hairs for the Amago is about as heavy as I would want to go. You could also make it lighter. Number of hairs per segment starting from tippet end: 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5 will work nicely as well.

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