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Wulff Ambush Spey Line for Single Handed Rods
 


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TTAM10.5F TT10.5F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
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TTAM11.5F TT11.5F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
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$85.95
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$85.95
TTAM13F TT13F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
TTAM4F TT4F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
TTAM5F TT5F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
TTAM6F TT6F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
TTAM7F TT7F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
TTAM8.5F TT8.5F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
TTAM8F TT8F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
TTAM9.5F TT9.5F- Wulff Ambush TT Shooting Head Fly Line
$85.95
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Wulff Triangle Taper Ambush Floating Fly Line - Single Hand Spey Line, Switch Rod Line, and Shooting Head

This fly line is the wade fisherman's dream. This line is a revolution and it does a whole bunch of different things for the angler. It is a fly line designed specifically for shooting line and spey casting (roll casting) with your single handed rod or switch rod! That's right, just use your 5,6,7 or 8 weight and throw INCREDIBLE roll casts and spey casts with this line. It will make your roll casting look like Superman is holding the rod. Not a joke. This doesn't mean you cannot overhead cast it though, it just means that the mass weight of the line is configured heavily in the head allowing the caster to load the rod with a spey style motion and obtain casts that other anglers with other line simply cannot. It has a 20' taper and 70' of running line - you will actually SHOOT line with your roll casts! It also features a really clean welded loop for attaching loop to loop connections or even Versi-leader type attachments.

Using the Wulff Ambush as a Single Hand Spey Casting Line

How to Combine Sinking Polyleaders with the Wulff Ambush Fly Line


Using the Wulff Ambush as a Fly Line for Switch Rods
Gary Sandstrom, designer of Ambush Lines, talks about why he created them:
Originally designed on the Deschutes River in Oregon for fishing in areas with very little back cast room. I wanted a line that would load the rod with only 10-20 feet of line out, turn over large bead head flies with an indicator and shoot 30 feet with one roll cast. The first lines sizes, 4-6 (195-235 grains) were primarily for the trout guys. As switch rods became more popular as a tool for trout and light steelhead fishing, requests for larger sizes were answered with Ambush lines being made in sizes 7- 10 (266-400 grains). The tricky part in trying to line switch rods is some manufactures rate these rods as a true single hand, while others rate them as spey rods, both with the same line designation. Typically a good starting point for switch rods is an Ambush 8 weight (290 grains) will load a 5 weight switch rod, Ambush 9 for a 6wt switch and a Ambush 10 for a 7wt switch (rated for spey application). If the rod is a true single hand, then just match the same Ambush line weight to the rod line weight. Of course, the best thing to do is visit your local fly shop and see if they have some sample lines to cast or attend a spey event with your rod and cast the lines on the water. The next production of Ambush lines, the 11-14 weights (450-600 grains) are for the double handed casters that wanted a line with a very short head for fishing in really tight areas. They require a very short casting stroke and work best with the shorter 11-12 foot rods typically used in fishing smaller rivers or big rivers with little or no room for a D-loop. These lines have a slightly longer head to accommodate the extra length in the rod. What I really like about the Ambush lines is that you can attach either a long mono leader, a poly leader of any density or a heavy chunk of T-14 and the line will still cast well. Another nice feature of Ambush lines is the integrated shooting line to head (no loops to hang up when casting short or when landing a fish ) and the cool two tone color, designed specifically for easy detection of the head/shooting line junction in low light conditions.


Notes on Using the Wulf Ambush Fly Line

Ambush General Description
A short heavy head line based on the proven triangle taper. Available with a contrasting integrated shooting line in weights 4-14 or head only in lineweights 8-14. Front welded loop included for convenient changing of leaders and tips.
Conventional Use
Fishing in tight quarters with very limited back cast room. The short heavy head facilitates quick loading and efficient turn over when using weighted flies, split shot and strike indicators. The short rear taper makes roll casting and shooting line easy and lends itself to the various single hand spey casts. The heavy head "digs" in the water surface, slowing the line speed, in the typical down and across presentation, making it ideal for swinging soft hackles or stripping streamers.
Switch Rod Use
The short head on the Ambush line makes it the ideal fly line for switch rods. Rule of thumb when selecting a line, is to use 3 line weight sizes above the rod weight. For example, a 5wt switch rod would take an 8wt Ambush line or head. A 7wt switch rod would load well with the 10wt Ambush. If you are going to primarily overhead cast with a switch rod, then go just 2 line sizes above the rod weight(7wt Ambush on a 5wt switch rod).
Scandi Style Casting
If you choose to use the Scandi or underhand style of casting, select an Ambush line 3 sizes above your rod weight. Poly leaders (all densities) work exceptionally well on Ambush lines. Total length of your poly leader should be 1 to 1.5 times the length of your rod (including tippet). Poly leaders, because of their similar taper to the Ambush line, tend to increase the overall head length of the Ambush, promoting longer turnover time and increase casting distance.
Skagit Style Casting (SPEY RODS)
Skagit style lines are made to cast large flies and heavy sink tips. The Ambush line is similar to other Skagit lines in length but have a more pronounced taper (a short Triangle Taper) which softens the way they turnover (less clunky). When selecting an Ambush line for throwing big flies and sinking tips, go 4 line sizes heavier than the rod weight. For example, for a 8wt spey rod choose an 12wt line or head. A great shooting line to use behind the Ambush head is Wulffs Tracer shooting line, which comes with an 8 inch loop for easy head changing and has a 2 foot bright orange color at the loop end, to help detect where the shooting line and head meet.

Combine the Wulff Ambush with RIO Spey Versileaders

RIO Spey Versileaders are the perfect "sink tip" to combine with a Wulff Ambush. They work on any line weight and are easy to cast and handle. They attach in a loop to loop fashioned and work great on the Wulff Ambush.


Switch Rods and Wulff Ambush Fly Line w/ Sinking Poly Leaders

If you are primarily a wade fisherman, you cannot afford to not try this line. Especially for areas with limited backcasts that you might struggle to force an overhead casts. It will help you reach water that other anglers leave untouched and put you into the big trout that other people cannot get to! It turns over a nymph and indicator rig like a champ and fires them out without complaint!


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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
great line! December 26, 2012
Reviewer: stephen jackson from delaware, OH United States  
awesome! line i love that i can indicator fish with on my switch rod and get great distance and i can still throw some pretty decent big flies with a sink tip leader also!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Streamers December 29, 2011
Reviewer: Mike from Selah, WA United States  
I only need one line and rod to clutter up my float tube or watermaster with this line in both lakes and rivers. I can use an indicator for chironomids or switch to a sinking versileader and a streamer or damselfly nymph.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Happy Customers November 10, 2011
Reviewer: Joe Rotter from Red's Fly Shop  
It has been really fun hearing from so many customers of ours that have purchased the Wulff Ambush Line and enjoyed so much success.  It is a perfect fly line for single handed spey casting, but we also sell a HUGE number of these for switch rod users as well, in fact, using a 9 weight Ambush on my 7 weight spey is the easiest and smoothest casting line that I have ever found.  It is fun, simple, and makes better use of my time on the water.  Please call us with questions, this has been one of our best selling products for many years.

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