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Prestige Plus Fly Line

Author: Scott Haugen

During one of my last trips to Alaska, I was battling winds and heavy rain, elements that can make fly fishing a frustrating proposition, no matter where in the world you're fishing. Two of my rods we strung with Cabela's Prestige Plus Fly Lines, and there's no doubt in my mind these lines played a large part in my success.

Scott Haugen with Winter Steelhead that he caught using Prestige Plus Fly Line.
The Prestige Plus Fly Line features a slick coating, giving it the capability to shoot farther. Not only was this instrumental in battling the forces of nature, but also the lines allowed me to consistently hit distant pocket water. Casting distance is only one important piece to the fly-fishing puzzle, with flotation and visibility also being crucial.

Be it nymphing, casting, stripping or swinging presentations, the Prestige Plus Fly Line stays afloat, even in turbulent waters and riffles. Incorporated into the line are a series of tiny air bubbles, which ensure that it floats and maintains its quality even though the types of water being fished may continually be changing.

One appealing aspect of the Prestige Plus floating line is the variety of tapers they come in to fit the rod weights I'm fishing. These matches allow me to maximize my rod loading capabilities, thus reach the waters I'm fishing, working my presentations with pinpoint accuracy through the sweet spots.

On my array of Prestige Plus lines I've caught all five species of Pacific salmon, summer and winter steelhead and rainbow trout up to 13 pounds. The wide range of applications these lines carry make them highly applicable in a numerous of river settings.

Silver Salmon caught using Cabela's Prestige Plus Lines.
Be it big, fast moving rivers or small wading streams, the Prestige Lines allow every type of water to be fished. I've even had success with them in the ocean, casting and aggressively stripping baitfish patterns near the surface for feisty cohos. At the same time, I've effectively used these lines to not only cast, but troll in shallow pond settings for rainbows, as well as work them through algae blooms, where it's a necessity to coerce fish to come toward the surface to strike.

When on the river, backtrolling from a boat is yet another scenario these lines perform well in. Backtrolling flies for steelhead treading in tailouts as well as through classic riffles is highly effective, and the Prestige Fly Lines make it easy. The floating capacity of the Prestige Plus allows choppy water to be fished very effectively in this manner, whereby allowing a great amount of water to be covered, increasing the odds of success.

In several Alaskan streams and rivers throughout the Pacific Northwest, I've used the Prestige Line with great results when it comes to fishing micro jigs. This nymphing style requires a quality floating line that can be mended in heavy water, where steelhead and salmon lay, and the Prestige Line allows me to competently get the presentation right each time. In one stream in particular, I managed to pull over a dozen steelhead from a single hole on a micro jig, and this in less than three feet of water.

In clear river settings, the floating qualities of the Prestige Line allows it to be subtly presented, so as not to spook fish. This is where the Cabela's Prestige Plus No-Vis lines and tips have a place, to absolutely ensure fish don't spook.

I've caught hundreds of salmon and steelhead on my Prestige Lines and am impressed with their durability and continued level of performance. Be it in boulder-strewn streams or amid bedrock ledges, these lines have withstood the punishment big fish have to offer, and keep performing day after day.

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