2018 Jeremy Lucas Dry Fly

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30% thinner than a comparable line. Built on monfilament core.

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What it's for

  • Dry fly, Czech nymphing, Euro nymphing & French leader.
  • Moss green running line. Grey head and orange running line
  • Distance up to 70'
  • Volition 10' #2 and Zero Foam / Cork

What it's not for

  • Very windy fisheries
  • Very rough / fast / broken water

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    Jeremy and Tom conspired to make the ultimate dry fly line.

    Jeremy Lucas. England Team Manager

    Driven by two fundamentals; conservation of wild habitat and the key of presentation. Jeremy Lucas is known for his simplicity and minimalism which he refers to as the 'ultimate refinement'. Cambridge science graduate, author of Presentation Fly-Fishing, Tactical Fly Fishing & long standing England team member, Jeremy’s name is synonymous with light line fly fishing. Uncomfortable with listing competitive achievements, the list is as broad as it is long.

    First ever winner of the European Open Championship 1987
    Team gold, silver and bronze medals in World and European Championships
    Individual bronze (World Championships 1993)
    Winner of River and Lake Home internationals 1994 & 2004
    Australian National Team Coach
    Present England Team Manager

    Stats

    • Low stretch 12lb fluorocarbon core
    • High float tip
    • Fluorocarbon core (World's first fluorocarbon core dry fly line)
    • 90' total length
    • 12' front taper
    • 4' rear taper
    • 33' head length
    • 3 zone, ultra slick, low memory coating

    Rods

    • Volition 10' #2
    • Zero

    Leaders

    Use Straight 'n' Soft tapered leaders. They are the only leaders on the market that don't coil. They aren't shiny and they lay dead straight. They are a dull matt grey colour at the butt section and clear at the front.

    Typical dry fly setup

    Typical French leader setup

    9' total leader length consisting of;

    • 5' 0.12mm Hybrid
    • 3 turn water knots
    • 2' down to dropper
    • 6" dropper
    • 2' down to point

    Flies

    • Top dropper sz 18 partridge and orange spider
    • Middle dropper sz 16 cdc hairs ear
    • Point fly sz 16 black spider

    Use Hybrid. Designed for World competitors, it's fluorocarbon coated mono that doesn't get weaker when wet. Wet knot strength is the variable competitors look for.

    Customer's experience

    P. Williams London UK

    - Having used french leaders up until now I know that they are great to use and have no issues with using them rather than the Sunray line. what the Sunray line offers for me is a lot more in terms of versatility, I can easily cast with this line far easier than with a french leader when I switch tactics and nymph in other styles plus it casts a dry fly very well indeed, for me when I go out now I wont take any other lines or reels with me because my Sunray line will cover whichever tactic I need it to.

    The line itself is of course low diameter and as such makes minimal disturbance on the water when using it as a dry fly line, I set mine up with a 2ft section of amnesia sunset in red and yellow with a loop one end to loop onto the fly line and a tippet ring the other end to attach my fluorocarbon tippet which I vary depending on the depth. Today I only used a single nymph and for only a very short time but first impressions were positive, yes I could have used a french leader but for me the line looks as if it will last me longer and has no memory that I've observed thus far, feel is rather like using braid in terms of the feedback it gives, yes its expensive in comparison to the french leader but I'm happy with it."

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    Customer Reviews

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    M.F.
    Micro thin fly lines

    After a dalliance of about 12 months using conventional Fly Lines and trying lots of top quality different makes (Rio, Scientific Anglers, Hardy, Royal Wulff) I have now returned to my Sunray Micro Thin Jeremy Lucas and Stuart Crofts Lines in #3 and #4 line weights. These lines have been stored on their original packing spools for over 12 months and I was very pleased to note that when uncoiled from the spool, they were dead straight and unaffected by storage.
    For presenting dry flies on relatively short leaders, I have not found anything better and would strongly recommend anyone committed to light presentation fly fishing to try these lines.
    I also own a Sunray PL2 Nymph Rod (10ft#2) and in addition to enjoying this rod very much for nymphing on running water, I use it for dry fly fishing for Wild Browns on my local reservoir-its brilliant!

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    5/5

    Jeremy Lucas Dry Fly

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    D.R.
    Jeremy Lucus Dry Fly Part 2

    Something I forgot to include in my origional review.

    I cant actually tell where the head of the line actually starts... as in I cant actually see it when its on my rod. As stated before, I am incredibly new to fly fishing so the visual aid really does help me.

    I therefore have to estimate the distance and then found the need to do multiple false casts to find the position where the rod loads best. It is pretty easy to find it as the line seems very sensitive to overhang. So you either have it or you dont.
    But other than that... the JL dry fly is fantastic! Managed to cast it all the way to the backing today on a 9ft 5# weight medium action during my grass practicing session which I am super psyched about!

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    D.R.
    Jeremy Lucas Dry Fly

    I am totally new to the sport of Fly Fishing. I have tried to learn as much as I can online before plunging into the spending frenzy. I ended up purchasing a Reddington 6 piece travel rod (9ft #5 Medium). I Like it, it bends and it does it's thing... The same goes with fly lines, I did my research and came accross Tom and his insane videos. I love his passion and ended up buying 4 of his lines purely because I had no clue what I was doing. I figured I was going to need them at some point.
    My biggest issue as a newbie is that almost all product reviews are from the manufacturer themselves and from representatives of various brands and possibly from shops or service providers. So I struggled to find much in the way of unbias views.
    As far as the Jeremy Lucas Fly line.... it has a lovely back story, has some great reviews from customers and it seems to do the job... I have nothing to compare it too as its my first line. Have only been practicing my overhead casting in the forest near my house. I signed up to Toms Tutorials which have been great!
    Regarding my casting in the forest... sofar have clocked up about 15 hrs of practicing. As far as I know, the JL line has been designed to be managable for beginners too, the only downside to that is the fact I struggle to see the line and how it is reacting so maybe not the best in that regard for new people. But with Toms Tutorials my casting has improved loads, his advice on casting into the wind is great as the area where I practice funnels wind and gives me lots of opportunities to practice that.... The JL Line copes fantastically well with the wind, I am laying down incredibly straight line generally. I seem to be getting lots of control with regards to casting my line with a beautifully soft landing for nearby casts or alternatively with alot more power. (Only recently started double hauling to spice things up a bit and was astounded by how much more line it was able to pull along with it considering how thin the...

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    D.S.
    Works beautifully with my old split cane rod

    I picked up an old 8' split cane rod (a Mitre Hardy) which I really like fishing with - the feeling through the grip when there's a wild brownie on the other end is something carbon fibre just can't match. The problem was it was requiring a fair bit of elbow to get it to work, and modern lines were just a tad too chunky to fit comfortably through the period low-bell rings (it was built during the days of skinny silk lines). Casting with the Jeremy Lucas line was a complete revelation. As it's so skinny it slips through the ageing rings beautifully, loads the rod perfectly at the ranges I fish at and cuts through the most annoying of stiff downstream breezes so much more easily than anything else I have ever tried (and I've tried quite a few). It also shoots ridiculously easily, which isn't even what this line is supposed to be about. With my distinctly average casting I can easily throw a full line even with the glacial action of the cane rod. Presentation is better than I could have hoped but the real bonus is I don't have to false cast so much; a roll and a back cast is all I need to get my fly where I think I need it. Less fly line whipping about in the air means less chance of spooking the afore-mentioned wild brownies. Has it made me catch more fish? Probably not significantly so but I am having so much more fun when I go fishing, which is what it's supposed to be about isn't it? The only downside is the old Beaudex reel I use needs more backing on it as these lines take much less space compared to ones from other manufacturers...