Page 8 of 12

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:47 am
by Paul Arden
It’s a funny thing but I’ve had very few lines that are underweight :)

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:36 am
by Lasse Karlsson
Me too, and all from the same manufacturer...

Could it have something to do with, more mass equals better results on average, so it's better to target higher than lower, for less complaints?

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:37 am
by Paul Arden
I’m sure. It’s absolutely market driven. Rods get stiffer, lines get heavier. It’s only a problem when you need to fish small and fine. As one of the Ardleigh regulars used to say “there are anglers and there are danglers”. I’m still not sure which category he put me in :D

Cheers, Paul

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:49 am
by Lasse Karlsson
Rods get stiffer.... Really? A minute few does, the majority, not so much, persieved stiffness might have gone slightly up, but not so much that it really accomodate going up 2 line sizes.. What's happened is the old go up 2 line sizes with a 30 foot shootinghead, and everyone is making wannabee shootinghead lines these days... Works great for the average application 😉

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:09 am
by Paul Arden
The average application being as far as you can throw :D I catch most of my fish where I can see how they eat the fly. Soon it will be like golf and we will need a different line for every 10ft extra cast!

Back to KL.

Cheers, Paul

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:13 am
by Paul Arden
The question is, is it a heavier line for distance or a lighter one? 😂

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:47 am
by Lasse Karlsson
Paul Arden wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:09 am
The average application being as far as you can throw :D I catch most of my fish where I can see how they eat the fly. Soon it will be like golf and we will need a different line for every 10ft extra cast!

Back to KL.

Cheers, Paul
So you're tenkara fishing, that's ok 🙂

I catch most where I need binocular vision to see, with polarized filter and a online camera on the line 😉
And if I need the camera I'll opt for the heavier line any day 😂

Have a safe flight man, don't harass the hostesses 😉

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:48 am
by Lasse Karlsson
Paul Arden wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:13 am
The question is, is it a heavier line for distance or a lighter one? 😂
You doing a Lefty here? Lighter line for casting into the wind and shit?

Mass is King.

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:22 pm
by grunde
Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:48 am
Mass is King.
:pirate:
Sweet and short conclusion!

And like Lars, these non standard lines pisses me off! Bought a Airflo line once, was probably 2wts to heavy, will never buy another one :evil:

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:53 pm
by Paul Arden
Hang on when rods had two line weights the heavier one was for the short WF lines! It would follow therefore that for long heads the line should be lighter. They are the ones I’d use for distance.

But anyway I just want one line for fishing all my fishing distances. :p

Cheers, Paul