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What line did Mel Krieger use?

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What line did Mel Krieger use?

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:30 pm

Hello all,

I'm sure one of you must know! I asked his wife the other day, and she isn't sure.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what white line Mel Krieger used throughout his career?

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Re: What line did Mel Krieger use?

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Post by Viking Lars » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:44 pm

I don't know, and if anyone does, I think it's Christopher Rownes. I'll ask him and send him a link to this thread.

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:39 pm

When I had the pleasure of meeting Mel in Germany, he was using an orange wulff TT line.

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:37 pm

Thank you very much!

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:32 pm

Hi All,

Just to follow up on this (as somebody might be searching for the answer) i found out the Mel used a scientific anglers ultra 2 WF in white. His rod for his original video was a white 9' graphite rod designed by jim green for fenwick.

Hope this helps someone!

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Re: What line did Mel Krieger use?

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:29 am

The original Redington DFR rods had a lot of input from Mel. I say original because within a year or two they were completely different and rather crap, but the first ones were excellent. Fast but load deep, similar to an IMX or an HT for that matter :laugh:

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:03 am

Fast, but load deep 😂
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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:18 am

One is action the other is frequency.
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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:58 am

I actually met Mel a bunch of times although Chris spent a hell of a lot more time with him. Here is when he visited the UK - I was working for Guide Fly Fishing at the time and Mel was with Redington...
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I think that’s us down in Hampshire! He really didn’t get on with some of the APGAI lads. In his demo he said “you don’t need these guys; you just need to practise” :D :D :D That went down like a lead balloon :D

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:41 am

He was right you know 😉
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