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ICMApril 8th, 2016, 10:48 am
Posts: 4Anyone use/compare SA Sharkwave GPX and Orvis HD Power Taper? Head lengths, grain weights,tapers and texturing appear nearly identical.Is performance the same? Might also consider Sharkwave Anadro.
ICMApril 8th, 2016, 2:01 pm
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WbranchApril 8th, 2016, 8:15 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2611
I prefer the Orvis Hydros HD line. You will still get another 10 - 15 feet to your cast but the pebbling is smaller, much less noisy going through the guides and the line won't cut your fingers as easily if you have a fish zipping line down river or you are false casting and/or double hauling and the line is going through your fingers.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
ICMApril 13th, 2016, 12:18 pm
Posts: 4Doesn't Hd Power Taper have the same diamond texture tip as the Sharkwave GPX?
WbranchApril 13th, 2016, 10:26 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2611
The Orvis Hydros HD line has smaller pebbling and it definitely makes less noise going through the guides. It still shoots very well. I have that line in #4 - #6. I use it all the time on my Orvis Helios 2 9' #4 rod.


BTW I don't know what a HD Power Taper is.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
ICMApril 14th, 2016, 8:36 am
Posts: 4HD Power Taper is Orvis' 1/2 overweighted line - 6wt HD Trout grain wt 160;
HD Power Taper and SA Sharkwave GPX 173.
WbranchApril 14th, 2016, 8:42 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2611
HD Power Taper is Orvis' 1/2 overweighted line - 6wt HD Trout grain wt 160; HD Power Taper and SA Sharkwave GPX 173.


Are you referring to a sinking line? If so I have no knowledge of sinking lines and the grain weights. The only sinking line I have ever used is a streamer tip where the first 10' - 15' sinks. Other than that line all sinking lines are an enigma to me.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
WillyApril 18th, 2016, 3:57 pm
Chicago, IL

Posts: 47
I really like the Rio Perception on my H2 5wt mid-flex. It should be a really good all around line, and the GPX is a similar taper. I've cast the Anadro on a one-piece 6wt H2 prototype, and it was insanely powerful. Nothing delicate about it, but if you want to sling big stuff, that could be a fun line.
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