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by daniel
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photos 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Photos 2020

Happy New Year to everyone at Sexyloops! Started the year by fishing, hopefully it continues that way!
by daniel
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 2438

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

Yeah but its been redesigned with more mass toward the front of the head and an added emphasis on presentation :D
by daniel
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 2438

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

Looking at the Sportfish website on the wayback machine. The SA VPT line in 2013 was £59.99, current price is £79.99 Inflation calculator works it out at £66.42. I might be being naive here but what's changed during the last 6 years to make that line increase nearly £14 more than it should have done...
by daniel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 2438

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

So... If materials are getting cheaper, and manufacturing technology is getting smarter, and China can bang out a line for $5... why are prices for standard name lines (SA, Rio, Cortland) in the catalogues and on the shelves approaching $100? The "average" recent models in the shop is now around $8...
by daniel
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)
Replies: 53
Views: 2438

Re: Snowbee prestige XS line (treatment)

As an amateur rod builder, the issue I'd have with silicon residue on the blank is it plays havoc with the epoxy as it cures. Seems to make the epoxy 'fish eye'.
by daniel
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Tackle recommendations for the ST27 and salmon 55g
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Tackle recommendations for the ST27 and salmon 55g

Saw that one too James but as it wasn't the old model I didn't want to buy it to find its crap. What exactly are we looking for anyway with the 55g rod. Stiffness or something with a bit of give? I have absolutely no clue on double handed stuff (plus a lot of other things :D )
by daniel
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Tackle recommendations for the ST27 and salmon 55g
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Tackle recommendations for the ST27 and salmon 55g

After a great weekend at the UK Flycasting Championships at Port Haverigg, I need to spend some time practising the ST27 and overhead salmon events. Any recommendations on tackle at a reasonable cost for these? James mentioned an old Daiwa Wilderness (blue blank?) for the 55g but I can't seem to loc...
by daniel
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting with guides out 90 degrees
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Casting with guides out 90 degrees

Ah ok, that makes sense. I hadn't considered the frame getting in the way.

On a factory built rod with snakes, you turn the top 3 sections outward 45? So anti clockwise for a right handed caster? Doesn't this mean your hauling across the blank just before the stripping guide?

Cheers
Dan
by daniel
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting with guides out 90 degrees
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Casting with guides out 90 degrees

Hi James, Certainly as Graeme points out the problem disappears with lined rings. With four piece rods and wire rings I twist the top three sections out to 45 degrees and keep the reel in plane. With two piece rods it’s more problematic, but I only encounter those in distance comps - then I use the...
by daniel
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Sea Trout distance line
Replies: 26
Views: 2796

Sea Trout distance line

Me too. I think its orange if that helps :D

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