Amplitude Smooth Grand Slam for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon
The Amplitude Smooth Series adds revolutionary AST Plus slickness to provide increased durability and slickness like a smooth traditional line. The AST Plus is mixed directly into the coating. Each line is built with three colors to identify for quick and easy rigging. SA Amplitude Smooth lines are simply the finest smooth fly lines in the world and are available in a number of freshwater and saltwater specific tapers.
AST Plus slickness additive provides 40% less drag than lines without any additive and lasts over 60% longer than lines from the competition. Lines are smooth, triple-colored and have front and rear welded loops. • AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
• The perfect line for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats; also great for snook, redfish, and sea trout
• Overweighted by .75 sizes to load rods quickly; use designated line weight for your rod
• Short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies
• Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
- lawn casting
- G. Loomis NRX+
Grand Slam line
Great line to pair with they Hydros! Love it!
Changing to this line brought two 9wts to life
I spoke with Gabe at Stillwater about a TFO Mangrove Coast 9wt, as I was looking for an easier casting 9 wt as compared to a couple of stiff-as-a-board 9wts that I currently use. I mentioned that I wanted a rod that I could feel load on the backcast, and be an easier casting rod overall. We discussed the SA Amplitude Smooth Grand Slam vs a competitor's standard saltwater WF9F line that I currently use on an Echo Boost Blue, and he suggested that I try the SA line. A few days after I received the rod I received the line. After a short lawn casting session with the standard line, I changed reels to the SA Grand Slam. Immediately you could feel a difference in line speed. I was casting 40-60 ft without any effort, and could single haul in excess of 78' (the limit of my lawn). Accuracy was very good at all distances, plus it was much less effort to cast (translated as more fun). Then I put the SA line on my Echo Boost Blue. To keep the line speed up on the standard line on the BB I had to give a "punch" at the end of my false cast. Once I loaded the SA, no such punch was needed. While the standard line was accurate as far as hitting my targets, the SA was just as accurate, and easier to cast longer.. The most noticeable improvement was shooting line with a single haul, which again exceeded the length of my lawn. While the change to the SA wasn't as dramatic on the Boost Blue as the Mangrove Coast, it was still a significant improvement. I realize that lawn casting leaves something to be desired in comparison to on the water. I plan to be redfishing over the next few weeks, and will update the review. In the meantime, I'll be ordering SA Amplitude Smooth Grand Slam for the Echo Boost Blue as well.
Stillwater Fly Shop
Thank you for the amazing review!
Scientific Anglers Grand Slam
Will be using the Grand Slam line in Cuba. Fingers crossed
Great line for G Loomis NRX+
Great line for G. Loomis NRX+