DRAGONtail Tenkara has just released a couple of new PVC lines for tenkara. Although PVC lines are not generally considered to be traditional lines for tenkara, many anglers prefer them for casting in windy conditions, throwing dry flies or chucking large, air resistant flies.
DRAGONtail Tenkara has had PVC lines in their prior offerings, but these new lines are designed more specifically for tenkara applications. Both types of lines are available in bright orange and acid blue colors. They come with a loop on one side for easy connection to your rod’s lillian with a girth hitch knot.
DRAGONtail Light PVC Floating Tenkara Line is 20 ft. of 0.6 mm mono-core PVC. It can be cut to any desired length to meet your given fishing applications. DRAGONtail Tapered PVC Floating Tenkara Line comes in 10, 11, 12, 14, and 16 ft. lengths. Both lines are very lightweight and have a nylon monofilament core, for better turn over and casting characterizes.
I recently had the opportunity to cast both types of lines. I used both lines with a 6:4 moderately-fast/upper flex rod and with a 5:5 moderate/mid flex rod. Both lines cast so beautifully on each rod, that they put a smile on my face! I used a 3.5 ft. tippet and heavy fly, which were easily turned over by both lines. Both lines had very little memory and were easily straightened after coming out of the packaging. These lines are just plain fun to use!
Conclusion: DRAGONtail Light PVC Floating and Tapered PVC Floating tenkara lines definitely deserve your attention if you frequently fish in windy conditions, prefer fishing dry flies, or throwing big flies. Personally, I don’t fish dry flies very often, but after using these lines, I just might have to add a few more dries to my box for use with these specialized tenkara PVC lines!
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