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Stuart Crofts Dry Fly

Regular price £89.99 Sale price £42.99 Save £47.00
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Micro thin fly line designed to overhead cast dry flies and nymphs. The ultimate in delicate landing, stealthy approach fly fishing. Designed for the spookiest trout in crystal clear water and bright sun. A line for the most difficult fish. Designed to cast overhead but with a 9' front taper down to an ultra low diameter tip, you can nymph in calm or fast water also. 29' head.

What is the difference with the Jeremy Lucas Dry Fly? Use the Jeremy Lucas Dry Fly with rods 9' and over. Use the Stuart Croft's Dry Fly with rods 9' and under. If the rod is 9', then you can choose either. The Jeremy Lucas has a longer head designed for larger rivers. The Stuart Croft's has a shorter head designed for smaller rivers.

SUNRAY TECHNOLOGY

  • Overhang marker.
  • Rod length adjusted taper.    
  • Micro thin running line
  • Micro thin anti shadow front taper
  • Exposed core micro welded loops

      The overhang marker is a coloured section unique to each line in each weight. We have cast each weight of line and marked where the optimal point is to release the cast, for each weight, in every range, one by one.

      Common Questions

      1. I can't make good casts every time. I can only make them now and again.

      The overhang marker is a brightly coloured section between the head and running line that tells the caster when to release the forward cast. Many people slip line into their false casts, take too many false casts and then release. This means they have too much 'overhang' which is the amount of thin running line between the rod tip and the thicker belly of the line. The overhang marker prevents the caster slipping too much line into their false casts making perfect casts every single time.

      2. Don't all lines have this?

      No, most lines have a different coloured running line to the head. Or, some have a 'haul zone' which is a harder coating between the head and running line. Neither of these help in telling you when to release the forward cast. On every line, in every weight, the amount of overhang you can get away with is different. We have measured that section on each line in each weight and coloured the exact section. That is very different to a generic coating applied to all lines in all weights to prevent the line wearing out (haul zone.) And a different coloured running line only tells the user where the head starts, the user then has to figure out how much overhang they can get away with which is a very advanced skill, most professional casters have instinctively.

       

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      EXPOSED CORE LOOPS

      No more rattles in rod rings

      OVERHANG MARKER

      Lines that literally fix your faults

      MICRO THIN

      Lines that cut air, fly further and land more gently

      Customer Reviews

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      A.H.
      Amazing dry fly line!

      Tried my new SC 4wt line out for the first time today. I’m amazed. Laser accuracy, casts like a rocket and lands like a feather. So happy that I decided to give this line a try. Worth every penny!

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      W.H.
      Stuart Croft's fly line floating

      Hi I fish for coarse fish on a shallow canal used it today in very windy and rainy conditions on a 11ft 3wt bloke rod it did everything I wanted great line thanks Billy

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      W.L.
      It is ll about length

      In the world of fly lines one size does not fit all. I got a new rod. I already had one the same weight rating but my new one was much shorter. I put my Jeremy Lucas line, designed for longer rods, on it and it was not happy and neither was I. My pal had the Stuart Crofts line for shorter rods and hey presto my new 8 foot rod became the magic wand I had hoped for. Thanks for another Sunray winner.

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      S.T.
      Spot on advice

      I was recommended to pair the Stuart Crofts #4 with my 8'6'' #4 full flex rod of a known brand and model. The combination was like getting a new rod. The rod has many years on the cork, and I have used other lines of well known brands and models on it. This line seems to take care of me and makes it easier to obtain the casts and presentations I have in mind with a slightly shorter rod than I usually wield. A lovely stealthy grey colour with a discretely lighter overhang marker is both practical and lends me confidence when presenting the fly to difficult fish. The coating on the 2019 model is well made, indeed, when it comes to the low friction, limp and low-memory texture, and maintaining a good power transfer. For some conditions and purposes this line and rod is a lovely combination to use, and I recommend this product.

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      W.S.D.
      Superb!

      This line exceeds all expectations. A quality product that one can expect from Sunray!