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IFTD: Scientific Anglers retain best flyline award

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Jeff Wieringa (right), of Scientific Anglers, receives the Best Fly Line Award from AFFTA Chairman, Jim Klug.
↑ Targeted at anglers who want to fish just under the surface – the GPX Hover.

Scientific Anglers scooped the Best Freshwater Best Fly Line at IFTD for the second consecutive year.

The company has followed up the success of its Mastery Textured Trout Stalker line at New Orleans in 2011  with its latest addition to the GPX fly line family – the GPX Hover.

Targeted at anglers who want to fish just under the surface, it gives fishermen the ability to reduce drag when fishing chronomids, emergers and other flies.

It also gets your line under surface chop which is crucial in low drag situations.

The GPX Hover is engineered to be density compensated to level out at one to four inches below the surface. It will maintain a level at a slow retrieve to be extremely effective in that fishing zone.

As with all Scientific Anglers’ GPX lines, it is one half heavy in weight to the help loading faster action rods.

The Hover includes the company’s SAID feature where the line type and weight are printed on the line, its AST – Scientific Anglers’ patented shooting technology – and a front loop.

The line, which was developed by SA’s Chief Line Designer, Tim Pommer and members of its pro team, retails for $74.94 in Mastery shops around the world.

Based in Midland, Michigan, Scientific Anglers invented the modern day PVC-based fly lines in 1945 and holds several patents on its products.

The most recent is a patent-pending technology featuring micro texturing on the surface of the fly lines. This improves casting, flotation and extends the life of the line.

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