Scientific Anglers Sonar Titan Triple Density

Chris Beech fills the sinking gap a Triple Density Int/2/3

So we’ve had a bunch of rain and the lake levels are well above established weed beds in my regular float tubing haunt… My Scientific Anglers Sonar Titan Triple Density Int/3/5 was sinking a little too fast and forever pruning weeds. My SA Sonar Stillwater Intermediate Camo was too slow and I’m not that patient these days. So I purchased the new SA Sonar Titan Triple Density Int/2/3 to fill the gap.

As the numbers suggest, it’s an intermediate running line fused to a type 2 sinking section, leading into a type 3 sinking head, which delivers a relatively straight sink. The Sonar Titans are two line sizes heavier for loading modern rods, flinging large flies and casting them a long way. So if you are fishing older rods, check out the corresponding grain weights on the Scientific Anglers website.  In case you forget which line you bought, the details are screen printed on the tip section of the fly line. 

The line is relatively stiff, slightly textured in the running line (Shooting Texture) and casts like a rocket thanks to AST – Advanced Shooting Technology. AST is a slickness additive built into the coating of many Scientific Anglers fly lines which increases the slickness and durability. It is added from the core to the outer layer, which means it remains there for the life of the line, rather than a coating that might wear down over time.

I have found this line really handy for fishing in the top 2–3 metres of water and have been using it to fish in shallow bays and the outer edges of weed beds for natives and trout. The slower sink rate than the I/3/5 gives more hang time which is handy if the fish are shut down or timid. I’ve also been fishing Wiggle Minnows on this line over flooded weed beds — a buoyant lure with a lot of action. The line pulls the floating fly under and keeps it around a metre down, which is pretty irresistible for estuary perch in low light.

Welded loops at each end make it easy to connect to backing or leader. The running line is a pale green leading into a blue and dark green colour on the WF6 making it easy to determine the amount of line outside your rod and its depth. The braided multifilament core makes it best for moderate to cold climates. According to SA this range is 10 to 50 degrees Celsius. The line has performed well from the float tube through a Victorian winter, spring and summer. 

I purchased the WF6 which is 105 feet long, weighing in at 210 grains, and now a permanent part of my float tube kit. 

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