Monocore Stuart Crofts Dry Fly


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Monocore Micro Thin Floating Dry Fly Line. For rods under 9'.

The original monocore version. Favoured by many, we brought a short run of this model back for those who dont need welded loops. Mono transfers energy better so this line can be made thinner by it's braid counterpart.
30% thinner than regular fly lines. Designed by Stuart Crofts, competitor in six World Fly Fishing Championships and six European Championships. Captain of gold medal winning England Rivers Home International Team. This is for rods 9' and under compared to the Jeremy Lucas Dry Fly which is for rods 9' and over. A small river line for short loading and delicate, accurate casts.

  • Profoundly low disturbance dry fly line.
  • Also exceptional at low sag, sub surface presentations.
  • Almost zero disturbance on pick ups and set downs.
  • Zero line flash. Multiple shots at rising fish.

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    weights in grammes & grains

    #1 Float 27' 90' 5.3g - 81gns 4.3g - 67.4gns Olive Green
    #2 Float 27' 90' 5.9g - 90gns 4.8g - 74.9gns Olive Green
    #3 Float 27' 90' 6.6g - 101gns 5.4g - 83.2gns Olive Green
    #4 Float 27' 90' 7.3g - 112gns 6.0g - 92.5gns Olive Green
    #5 Float 27' 90' 8.0g - 123gns 6.6g - 101.7gns Olive Green

    Delivery times & Shipping cost

    1-3 Days Signed for UK Delivery
    Lines, Leaders & T Shirts - £3.50
    Rods - FREE
    3-7 Days Tracked or Signed EU Delivery
    Lines, Leaders & T Shirts - £6.00
    Rods - FREE
    7-10 Days Worldwide Delivery
    Lines, Leaders & T Shirts - £8.00
    Rods - FREE

    Loops, Leaders, Set Ups, Maintenance & FAQ's

    Q. Does it come with loops? A. No
    Q. How do I attach my tippet?A. Nail knot, water knot or whip a loop.
    Q. What leader / tippet should I use? A. There is no hard and fast rule. These are guidelines. Add 4' of 0.26mm to the fly line, as a butt section. Then add your desired tippet to make a 9' 'tapered' leader. Do not use shop bought tapered leaders. They are too thick, too shiny and too wiry. Use Hybrid Tippet.
    Q. What rod should I use? A. Due to the short head length, the Stuart Crofts Dry Fly works best with a rod shorter than 9'. Any #1,#2,#3,#4 or #5 rod under 9' will work extremely well. For longer rods use the Jeremy Lucas Dry Fly
    Q. The weights look light for their AFTM's. What weight should I buy for my rod? A. If you have a #3 rod, buy a #3 line for instance. Yes, they are physically light but they still load fully due to the physics involved.
    Q. How do I maintain the line? A. They are guaranteed for 1 year. However, It's a very thin line. You do need to take that into account. They may not withstand the usual treading on, being dragged through bushes etc. Applying some Lineslik to the tip will improve floatation & keep it clean and slick.
    Q. What is the core strength & how sensitive is it? A. The core is 8% stretch braid 12b. Because the line is 30% thinner, the overall mass is greatly reduced. This makes it significantly easier for the fish to move the line. This means less resistance to fish when they feel the fly and greatly increased sensitivity to the angler.
    Q. Do I need a special reel? A. No, although the line does takes up about half the space as a comparable line. You can increase the mount of backing, or the diameter of your backing if you want a full spool. In reality we do neither. The line has very little memory. We enjoy the extra space between the line and cage knowing that it will never jam on a fish .
    Q. How have you made a line so thin, still load the rod and still float? A. We use smaller particle size microspheres, less of them and superhydrophobic coatings. This makes the line swim as well as float, just like the old silk lines. Except our lines will never need drying or floatant applying

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