I'm looking at Airflo and they have temperature guidelines for usage. Are those for water temperature or general air temperature? The reason I'm asking is because the medium is for 40°-89°. The water temp rarely gets above 85-90 here but the heat index goes above 100° by 9AM. Just doing a shit more research than probably necessary, but I don't know much about the science behind lines. I appreciate all advice as always. I'll be bass fishing mostly in local ponds.
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I've been needing to get hot water fly line for a bit now for a 6wt. I'll be fishing bass in local ponds and gullies, but y'all know in our area, the heat index is over 100° by 9 AM, so the bass/warm water lines aren't enough. Been looking at the Rio Summer Redfish and also some Airflo lines. I don't like SA. Wanting to get opinions on Airflo. I want to try something new since I'm new to fly fishing (somewhat) but I don't wanna spend $100 on shit. All opinions are valued (mostly).
I'm about to upgrade to a 6wt for bass, but in our weather, it's 85° before 8am. So I'm looking to switch over to a warm water fly line. I've always used rio gold or SA MPX because of the name but since my fishing has increased greatly, I'm actually noticing the affects of the warm weather pretty quick. Would anyone happen to have advice on a reliable warm weather fly line? Maybe a hidden gem of a manufacturer that people don't know about? I appreciate any and all advice.
So I'm tired of burning the shit out of my fingers stripping in line. Do any of you wear gloves and if so, is there a particular material to look for? Or can I just go buy some batting gloves from Walmart and cut the fingertips off? Or even some band aids or electric tape? (Obviously, I'm a bit of a noob to fly fishing.) Thanks in advance.