If using a floating line in surf and waves causes you to lose contact with your fly, then how am I catching all those stripers in surf and waves with a floating line? (See #2 here.)
No problem hooking up with a floating line on this warm July night on a Rhode Island beach front.
No line application in fly fishing is more misunderstood than the floating line for striped bass. Well, maybe not. Maybe it’s the intermediate line. Tell you what — read this, then go forth with your floating line and be fruitful and multiply your striped bass catch. “Mainly Misunderstood: Five Myths and Realities About Using Floating Lines for Striped Bass” includes words of wisdom from striper grandmaster Ken Abrames. It first appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of American Angler.
Mainly Misunderstood-Five Myths and Realities About Using Floating Lines for Striped Bass
All good things to those who invest in the floating line. (Okay, we can add in the flatwing and the greased line swing.)