The liquid crystal lines are my favorite and work great with different rod characteristics, will work on multiple rod types in the same weight range. I saltwater fish and got the flats taper because of the head length. I was using a SA Grand Slam and prefer the Cortland flats taper over it on the rod I was using. The Grand Slam lines are more particulare on the guide configuration, power and actions whereas the Cortland Fats taper works on just about everything. I am getting about 80' to 90' with my NFC 6wt, that I bought the line for, and the 40' to 60' range is super easy and accurate. Even going against the wind with it was surprisingly effective with a 6wt line and large streamer. In saltwater you have to practice in windy conditions, with the wind, side wind and against it. You never know where you will need to cast and this line is very dependable on getting the fly where it needs to be.