Wulff Ambush Triangle Taper Fly Line

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A recent addition to the Triangle Taper family, floating Ambush lines are our most successful introduction. A West Coast influenced design for single-hand casting, single Spey, Skagit, scandi, switch, and double Spey. Now in heavier weights to 600 grains. Originally designed for roll casting in close quarters, the short 20'-29' heads are ideal for quick-loading. With J3 coating and welded loop. 195-600 grains.

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).

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 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 use

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 use

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 Wulff's 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.



Size Head Length Grain Weight
AMB 3 F 18² 175 gr.
AMB 4 F 18² 195 gr.
AMB 5 F 18² 215 gr.
AMB 6 F 18² 235 gr.
AMB 7 F 20² 265 gr.
AMB 8 F 20² 290 gr.
AMB 8.5 F 25² 325 gr.
AMB 9 F 24² 350 gr.
AMB 9.5 F 25² 375 gr.
AMB 10 F 24² 400 gr.
AMB 10.5 F 25² 425 gr.
AMB 11 F 24² 450 gr.
AMB 11.5 F 26² 475 gr.
AMB 12 F 25² 500 gr.
AMB 12.5 F 29² 525 gr.
AMB 13 F 28.5² 550 gr.
AMB 13.5 F 30² 575 gr.
AMB 14 F 29² 600 gr.
AMB 14.5 F 31² 625 gr.
AMB 15 F 30² 650 gr.