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As we are mid winter here in Sweden, there is ice on the closest water. So last friday I couldn't stand it any more. I need to cast!
I've tried a lot in my garden and close areas, but there is no room for any distance at all.
Brought my 4# rod loaded whit my investment from black week. A "short head line" from Sunray. Because of the circumstanses of a minor lockdown, I went to a sporting hall nearby. From time to time I work in the same building and even though we've Corona restictions I have axcess to the hall.
I was there for an hour, standing in the absolute middle of tha hall. And with ease I could reach the handboll goals in both ends. The line just worked perfectly, smoothly but with distinction, loading the rod. And then shoting like a projectile. I tried my best to put my technique the way Tom showed in the recent lookdown videos.
I felt like It worked pretty well. I was so pleased and a bit proud when I went home.
PS: I shot a video during my exercise. When I whatch it, as I came home, my pride decreased a bit. But to watch was a good lesson to. There is room for improvement!
Bought as a gift for my son. Paired with a 10’ Sage RPL it is superb, so good that I bought one for myself a few days later.
Just put the line to the water. And out she goes! Shooting straight, lands straight, even when there’s no space behind. I love it!!
I won a short head fly line 9# in one of Tom's Facebook competitions.
What an awesome fly line!!!!
I fish for pike on the river Hull near Driffield, its probably about 45' at its widest at hempholme lock, with any other line I've used in the past i would only make it q little over halfway across, but with this line I'm hitting the other bank, it also floats really well keeping my fly in the zone i like to fish.
Well done Tom, keep up the good work.
Extremely fast loading fly line. Used on a Sage One #6 with a #6 line... 2 false casts is all it takes to shoot the entire line effortless out. Even at "full range" the line has enough energy to flip over the leader and stretch the tippet, presenting the fly nice and quiet on the water.
The only downside to the line I received is that it was measured to 25,2 meter and not the 27,4 meters as listed. This line (and rod) combination holds so much energy that I can shoot out an extra 3 meters of backing - I would rather have liked that to be "more running line" of the line - a luxury issue. A perfect line for "medium distance costal fly fishing" or stream fly fishing. Now, make one like this that it 35 meters long in total, ill be the first to buy! :)
"I first bought 7# for my son for a birthday gift (36) I also bought a 6# for myself, unbelievable performance from these fly lines! Added at least another 10 yds to a cast, so impressed I purchased another 7# and 5#. These lines are seriously unbelievable in that an average caster will add between 10 and 15 yds without double hauling... amazing... and I've tried them all over the years, get one, you too will be amazed!"
That's the thing William. These lines help beginners add 10 yards too.
"I have to admit, when I listened to Tom extolling the virtues of this line at Fly Fest 2016, I was somewhat sceptical, but I was very curious, and decided to buy one. I am so glad I did. This line does everything it says 'on the tin' and a whole lot more. It is a real pleasure to cast, acheiving several yards more on a cast, without the need to 'double haul'. Line spray, an unwanted feature of many modern fly-lines, is utterly minimal, a real plus on calm, small stillwaters. Also in such challenging conditions, water disturbance on the uplift to cast is greatly reduced, another major plus-factor. These lines are very slick, aiding hook-set at distance. Sensitive, slick and less flash, coupled with much greater distance, what more does an angler want? Fr Hugh Purcell FIMLS"
We don't do many shows Hugh but the ones we do are great for exactly this purpose. Meeting people. Next one is BFFi in 2018. See you there!
"Sceptical at first, until I tried both the Nymph MT and Int floater #6, trying both same day, landing 6, 3-5lb Rainbows, both lines cast with ease, the Nymph MT could not believe the ""takes"" I felt thru the line, truly amazing. Grant Creel Tackle Turangi New Zealand"
Yep, thanks Grant, that's due to the low diameter. We sell a lot of these lines to New Zealand anglers as you know.
A short head line will help load at short range but you can still carry a lot of overhang on this line because of the energy transfer.
"By far the best line I have ever used, ideally I would like a neutral density version of it also ! around 1.0 ips . I use the line for daytime or on the lights fishing for Sea Trout and it is fantastic , very delicate , goes through the wind easily and lovely to speycast ! Many ST on it this season up to 11lbs will also use it for Salmon on my 11ft switch rod > Please do let me know if a neutral density version is available in the future > Regards , > Georges"
We've got one coming up in 2018 Georges!