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Post Number:#21  Postby Mangrove Cuckoo » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:52 pm

Paul Arden wrote: I was surprised in that first shot to see myself completely release the line on the forward shoot and reach forward to catch it so that I could immediately strip the popper as it landed.


That makes two of us! :p
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Post Number:#22  Postby Paul Arden » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:14 am

Graeme H wrote:I know you've probably told me already but I can't remember: what line are you running on the rod?

I want to practice those casts and don't want to make the learning curve harder it needs to be.

Cheers,
Graeme


Hi mate,

I’ve used three different lines on this rod. A Tech Tarpon 10 from RIO a long belly version, an SA Redfish 9.5 and currently this is a SA Infinity Salt 9.5 prototype that they sent me.

I would make it as hard on yourself as possible and use a DT line with lots of silicone. Actually that’s not necessarily harder because it will assist in line control.

I had a problem when I first started with the Infinity that it was “getting away from me”. Two weeks later I’m starting to like it. I measured up some PUALD shooting shoots with a bonefish 8 (can’t remember if it was RÍO or SA, but the longer one). From 2m of line on the water I was casting to 25m (I think my longest was 27m but I’ll have to redo the test). Most Snakehead shots are positioned around 18m however and anything much over this takes too long to get there.

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Post Number:#23  Postby Graeme H » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:47 am

Paul Arden wrote:I’ve used three different lines on this rod. A Tech Tarpon 10 from RIO a long belly version, an SA Redfish 9.5 and currently this is a SA Infinity Salt 9.5 prototype that they sent me.

I would make it as hard on yourself as possible ....

Thanks. Time for research ... :)
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Post Number:#24  Postby Graeme H » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:53 am

Similar profile to the Infinity freshwater line? If so, I like the look of it.

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Post Number:#25  Postby Paul Arden » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:59 am

I’m not sure! I’ll drop you an email :)

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Post Number:#26  Postby Michal Duzynski » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:17 am

Awesome footage on Tim's gourami mate.
Looks like you become full on guide- meaning not much fishing for you- pity ha ha ha.

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Post Number:#27  Postby Paul Arden » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Yeah last three weeks have been full on. But it’s a great job and I still feel that I’m fishing, it’s just harder! :D

Great fun actually and I’m free now for a bit :cool:
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