Scientific Anglers MPX Fly Line Review – Will Ezell: Every season, new fly fishing gear and tackle floods fly shops and the online world hoping to grasp the attention of anglers and customers. As a fly shop, we recognize it’s hard to differentiate between the plethora of angling gear choices. So, we put the gear in the hands of those that demand the most and the best, our WCA Fly Fishing Guides. We picked our top new products in the WCA Fly Shop for the 2016 Fishing Season. We placed those items in the hands of our guides to wear, use, cast, fish, abuse and enjoy! Simply put, it’s gear that is WCA Guide Tested.
Starting his second season at WorldCast Anglers, Will Ezell spends a lot of time on the water. Whether he is in the Smoky Mountains or greater Jackson Hole region, Will has a fly rod in hand and the Scientific Anglers MPX fly line is a hands down winner!
“The Scientific Angler MPX line is a joy to cast. The weight forward design of the line really does help get those flies where they need to be. Even with harsh winds, the line was able to punch through it and get the flies to the desired spot. With a heavier taper, I would expect the line to sink and drag my flies under, but the MPX line stayed on the surface even in the tricky swirling water that tends to swallow the average fly line.
This line excelled in all applications from deep nymph rigs to delicate dry fly presentations. The extra punch that the taper gives you helps with good presentations no matter what adverse conditions you are stacked up against. Even when throwing heavy streamers, the MPX line showed great control. Mending the line is a simple task as the line floats very well. When keeping a drift in the proper lie is important, it is nice to know that this fly line won’t drag your flies unnecessarily away from the desired target.
When a longer cast is necessary, the MPX line stands up to the test and passes with an exceptional score. The line does not stick in the rod guides and instead effortlessly shoots through them. Having such power in a line should be a welcome addition to anyone’s fly fishing arsenal. From beginners to experts, this line has performed without a hitch. Having this line as a tool can help beginners learn to cast line better and help experts to reach their full casting potential.