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Scientific anglers mastery VPT

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Scientific anglers mastery VPT

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:32 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if anybody has used this line for speys, as it's quite tricky to get hold of the SLX now. What do you think of it?

I've tried a couple of Rio SHS on the HT, the '#5' was quite nice on this. :)

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Post by Graeme H » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:19 am

It's the next one on my list to try so I'm interested to see how this thread goes.

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:21 pm

nicholasfmoore wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:32 pm

I've tried a couple of Rio SHS on the HT, the '#5' was quite nice on this. :)

All the best
The Rio SHS 5 is a great 7, litterally ;) Paul would call it a brick on a string :D

The VPT seems interesting on paper, haven't tried it, so looking forward to hear the verdict, seems like a trianglen taper lookalike, and thats a great line so.....

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:23 am

Hi all,
The Rio SHS 5 is a great 7, litterally ;) Paul would call it a brick on a string :D
I'd call it that too ;) Isn't the '#5' closer to an #8 mate?

I could only afford two to give it a try (£100!!!!) ;) i tried to get the '#3' but i haven't seen one in stock over here for a very long time, they only start at '#4' unfortunately. It's 2 grains off the true #7, so would you call it a #7? :)

I think i'll get the VPT and get back to you all :)

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:00 am

nicholasfmoore wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:23 am
Hi all,
The Rio SHS 5 is a great 7, litterally ;) Paul would call it a brick on a string :D
I'd call it that too ;) Isn't the '#5' closer to an #8 mate?
All the best
Depends on what you call an #8...
The Rio SHS I have that said 5 on the bag, weighs in at 30 feet as a dead on 7 weight line according to AFFTA 😉

Looking forward to hear about the SA line.

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Post by Graeme H » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:16 pm

I don't mind the SH Spey line being heavy by as much as it is. For its stated purpose, it makes sense to do that for the bulk of the market who might buy them. They certainly work very well as spey lines and it sort of matches the philosophy seen in the DH spey world, where lines are a couple of weights higher than we'd use for overhead casting.

The physics of it also makes a certain amount of sense, if we consider that the portion of line being moved (motivated?) by the rod tip during the casting stroke acting on the D loop is very much reduced compared with an overhang head cast. Yes, a good caster will be able to handle that with a standard line, but the bulk of the line-buying market doesn't fall into that category.

I teach roll and spey casts with the SH Spey line, passing my rod to the students to prove that I'm cheating. :D I also fish with it a lot these days because it's fun. It's like a shooting head that's a bit more versatile, and some people really love shooting heads. ;)

I still want to try that VPT though.

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:53 pm

Hey, I like that line alot too, but I know its not a 5 when it says on the bag, thats the only thing I have against it, Paul is much more hating on them than I am 🤣🤣🤣

If only it was as versatile as a shootinghead, but I have enough of those 😉

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Post by Graeme H » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:13 pm

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 am

No no I think they are great. I’m always changing lines between casts. I’m looking forward to the time when we have a different line for presentation casts too.

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Re: Scientific anglers mastery VPT

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Post by Thomas » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:16 am

Paul Arden wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 am
No no I think they are great. I’m always changing lines between casts. I’m looking forward to the time when we have a different line for presentation casts too.

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