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Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

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Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:37 pm

This was around 2000. http://www.sexyloops.com/advice/lineprofiles.shtml

I found it interesting because Michael told me he had been working outside the AFTM system for years :D

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:17 pm

So you used to love a brick on a string :p

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:20 pm

Paul Arden wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Europe is rather a small market by comparison :D

I can’t remember where I was last night, how am I expected to remember when SA brought out the GPX?
True, but there's not that many manufactures in the states that have lines made out of house is there ;) and quite a few of those have their lines made in Europe :ghost: :ghost: :ninja:

In Europe everyone and the kitchen sink have their own special lines :D

Short term memory and long term memory have got nothing on each other mate ;)

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Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

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Post by Mangrove Cuckoo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:39 pm

I will guess it was almost 20 years ago that I had the pleasure to do an expo with Lefty. The organization supplied the rods and they were beat up demos that were not good.

Lefty asked if anyone had a decent rod so I cheerfully handed him my new TFO that he himself had designed. Talk about kissing up!

Anyway, after the demo Lefty returned my rod and confided that when he tested the prototypes to assign their line rating he had used SA GPX lines. He said to keep that in mind as the GPX lines were heavier than labeled.

So it goes back quite a bit.
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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:03 pm

Jerry told me a similar thing with Sage around 15 years ago.
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Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

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Post by Viking Lars » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:56 am

If memory serves, SA brought out the Lefty Kreh-taper (I can't remember the exact name) and I *think* that preceded the GPX.

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:52 am

Wasn't it Jim Teeny that brought out the Lefty taper? Or did SA have a Lefty before Jim?

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Post by Viking Lars » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:48 am

Hmm, you may be right that Teeny was before SA... I can't remember, I know that SA made it at some point, and I *think* it came before the GPX. Again, not sure. Where's Bruce when you need him :-).

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Post by t.z. » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:13 am

OEM or not ... (most rods aren't "made" by the brand on the stick. Many blanks are made by Maxxia .... ) There is a standard and they don't stick to it. That sucks. However, amreketing seems to work as those working outside the standard seem to sell best. True? ... or am I reading the comments wrong?
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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:10 pm

There is a problem here Thomas and it actually comes back to fishing and not just matching rod to line.

Let’s take the example today that Gary writes. https://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/ps/ ... ncertainty Irrespective as to whether the line feels comfortable on this rod (I very much doubt it!) the tackle is not now an 8WT but a 10WT. I sometimes use an 8WT for streamer fishing for large trout - but I would never use a 10WT!!!

An even more interesting example I think is trout fishing with fine tippets. We often fish size 20 flies with 7x /.10 tippet. With a 4WT line and a reasonably forgiving rod not a problem. But if that line is a 6WT then you simply cannot fish properly.

It’s like wearing shoes that are too big for you. Yes you can still walk but try to run and you will fall flat on your face!

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