It has our STD™ taper making it one of the easiest casting all round fly lines. This provides outstanding control when shooting as well as carrying a long line out at all distances. The STD™ taper also enables roll casts and mends like the classic DT line. XO has a super slick and strong HiFlo™ coating. It also features varying hardness coatings in different parts of the line; the head being softer allowing you to push arrow shaped tight loops and the running line being harder for carrying extra-long overhangs and ultimate shoot-ability. Due to XO’s long rear taper and the fact that the line casts well no matter how much head is out we felt that the line doesn’t have to be two-toned.
The fly line has small loops on both ends and clear markings of the line weight near the tip of the line. At the request of coastal anglers, it is also available as SloMo.