Howdy everyone,
I just picked up a Hardy Bougle reel to share between a couple of cane rods I currently own. While they cast a Rio Grand wf5 just fine on my Ross Vexis, I was wanting to go a little more traditional. As cool as it would be to load it with a genuine silk line, the cost difference between genuine silk and cortlands faux silk is huge. I'm also not real keen about caring for my lines as well as I should. I know, I'm answering my own question here. What would you do? Aside from the pure traditionalist aspect, is there any advantages to genuine silk lines that I may be missing?