Guideline Fario WF lines review.

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Guideline Fario WF lines review.

Fario WF

Fario WF Fly Lines

I recently had the good fortune to test out the latest range of Fario WF fly lines.


The new Fario lines – Tactical, Elite and Distance.

Fario Tactical is the new “Presentation” with a refined taper.

Fario Elite has same taper as the previous Fario.

Fario Distance is a new long belly line that fits in between Fario Elite and old High Water & Experience.

Article on Guideline Website
In all honesty I have enjoyed casting all three lines and I would pick each line for a different fishing situation. I occasionally fish the the river Don and the stretch I fish is ultra tight with overhanging trees and zero room. My choice of line for this type of small river would be the Fario Tactical. The short head on this line makes casting with no space easy so it is ideally suited to fishing in this type of environment.
Fario Tactical WF
If I had to pick a favourite it would probably be the Fario Elite. This line also spey casts with ease but it equally performs as well with overhead casts. The 5.5 m long front taper on this line turns over long leaders with ease giving you great presentation. This will be my go to line for fishing on the River Derwent this year as room is not at a premium like it is on the River Don and this line is very versatile. It is what I would call an all rounder.
Fario Elite WF
Finally the GL Fario Distance. This line for me is more suited to still water fishing. If I am fishing on a river it tends to be at relatively close range and I’m not looking to cast a at long distances. The longer head on the Distance line and long front taper is ideal for the caster with the ability to aerialise more line and present the fly at distance with a gentle presentation.
Fario Distance WF

To re-cap:

Fario Tactical WF = Tight rivers

Fario Elite WF = Medium size rivers

Fario Distance WF = Large rivers & still waters

Hope this helps you with your line choice.

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