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Faulty Tackle

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:58 pm
by Torsten

I've read recently on the German Fly Fishing Forum that someone had problems with the
Scierra Kevlar Running Line - this line snapped while casting and he lost two heads this way.
I'm wondering if this was just a "lemon".

Do you know any similar fails - products that are showstoppers
(I don't mean e.g. the action of fly rods - matter of taste - but truly faulty products by design).

This could be useful for others so that they don't fall into the same trap.


Faulty Tackle

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 am
by Paul Arden
Hi Torsten,

back in the mid to late 80s I had two or three Barstool lines snap in mid cast. Rods with breakage problems are not uncommon but I don't know of any at the moment.

I do find the "self-winding" fly reels to be a design fault!

Cheers, Paul