First I want to tell you that NOT all lines are created equal and the Moonlit Tenkara Lines (sold by DRAGONtail Tenkara) are among the best you can get, if not the best. Many claim to be hand made and and high quality but are imported from China and are poorly designed. Moonlit Furled Lines are designed and MADE IN THE USA and truly have a premium cast and performance. They are made with a very well thought out blend of materials and line taper that has been tested and improved and tested and improved and keeps getting better, setting them apart from the rest.
Bushi (our basic line)
A great all-around line with a fluorocarbon-core and a weight forward taper that is great for casting light flies or even poppers, great turnover but still light presentation. With line floatant it floats like a dream. Although the Bushi is not a premium line (compared to our Tachi, Katana, and Oudachi), it is better than most of the furled lines available on the market.
Oudachi (premium line)
This is an incredible line for nymphing, weighted/big flies, and casting in windy conditions. It has a fluorocarbon sink-tip that not only casts and turns over weighted flies easily but helps them sink fast to get into those deep holes and the fish on the bottom. The fluorocarbon sink tip also hooks your line into the water allowing you to keep your line tight so you can set the hook fast and keep your line off the water. It also has a hi-vis section above the fluorocarbon tip section that makes it easy to see strikes and gauge fly depth. We have even used this line for casting streamers with good luck and it still does great with your weightless kebari flies. There is no other line I would use for nymphing, its that good at it. I use this like probably 70% of the time, it is my favorite. Works great will all rods soft or stiff.
Tachi (premium line)
The Ultimate all-around line with a fluorocarbon-core and a weight forward taper that is great for casting all flies from weightless small flies to weighted nymphs or even hopper dropper setups. It will float with line floatant and give you a lighter of a presentation than the Bushi line but has more power to cast heavier flies if needed and casts better in the wind because of it’s 3-leg furl. We call it the Katana line on Steroids and it is my favorite line next to the Oudachi nymphing line. Works great will all rods soft or stiff.
Katana (premium line)
Our thinnest and lightest line but it still casts very well even at long length because of it’s 3-leg furl. This is the best line for un-weighted flies but not a good choice for weighted flies or nymphs or big flies or stiff rods. It has a weight forward design that makes cast accurately very easy with soft Tenkara rods. A great alternative to level line and floats great with line floatant applied. It has our softest presentation and comes in light or medium weight, if you are concerned about wind you will want to get the medium weight or get the Tachi line.
written by Brent of DRAGONtail Tenkara