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New SW line by RIO

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:10 am

I'll make one this summer, Gary. I've just placed a new order for lumilines. I'll get my boat on the lake, get the 7WTs rolling out properly, I want to see how Coronavirus unfolds (it's potentially going to affect my hosted trips with travel bans) - I reckon I'll place an order in about 2 months from now.

10WT, long belly, long rear taper, all clear, tropical coating. I prefer braid core.

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by sms » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:24 am

Paul Arden wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:10 am
I prefer braid core.
Why?
All the best intermediate and sinking lines I've used for salt have been with mono (Rio Leviathan and barstool Tropical Tarpon). I recon the Flats Pro will be even better. They stay straight better and tangle less. And they also seem to have bigger temperature range - you can stretch them straight even in quite cold temperatures. I like running lines stiff and straight - monocore seems to be the only answer.
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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:23 pm

Maybe just my experiences with mono core lines, the core coming unstuck to the coating, more stretch. I also like to be able to make loops from stripping to the core. But it’s not something I have a particularly strong opinions about.

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by sms » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:28 pm

More stretch, true. Unstuck coating I haven't come across (except some barstool made that were actually with braided cores).
I nowadays hate stripping the core, I install braided mono loops in order to get 100% of the breaking strength of the line.
The direct core doesn't seem to stretch much. For me stretch is not an issue. Tuna has probably the best mouth of hooking. A few years back I managed to break a hook from where the barb used to be (I crimp them off for tuna) and continued catching albies (false albacore) no problem. The guide gave a funny look and then laughed after I showed the hook to him.
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