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by sms
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Cheap fly reels that don’t self-wind
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Cheap fly reels that don’t self-wind

For casting and reels that self wind, I use rubber band or hait tie which is on the reel foot. Whem needed line length is out, I take the loop around the handle and no more winding. In fishing I do not like the self winding, but I like the possibility of hitting the spool to quickly wind in line. Th...
by sms
Mon May 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: XO and Igniter double handers.
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: XO and Igniter double handers.

I've cast the 15' Tool. The one with the Eva-handles.
by sms
Sun May 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: T38 lines
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: T38 lines

I think you can make relatively fast sinking, good casting tropical line with strong core. But there will be a tradeoff in the sinking speed as you want the tip to be at least as fast sinking as all parts behind that. You will have thin line with thick core -> thin coating. And if you want so light ...
by sms
Sat May 09, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: T38 lines
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: T38 lines

If you can find them, I am interested. The Bluewater Express is shortest and most brick, then barstool Depthfinder big game (the are all: 1’ tuo, 5’ front taper, 23’ belly and 1’ rear taper), then Tropic Express and last Leviathan. Nowadays SA has Sonar big water taper (BWT) with 33’ head. For me th...
by sms
Sat May 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: T38 lines
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: T38 lines

Paul, if you think 500gr DC Leviathan is a brick on a strap, I am happy to release from that burden and take the line/s. I like that line best out of all sinking big game lines. I have SA Bluewater Express to compare. They are horrible if not in tropics. And they really are bricks on a strap. Much m...
by sms
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 142
Views: 19189

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

by sms
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Movies of Grant Casting.
Replies: 18
Views: 3903

Re: Movies of Grant Casting.

And I don't even think anyone is capable of speycasting a 4/0 iron to 47 yards today :-). Quite doable. And quite easy actually in favorable wind if you are a successful competition spey caster. We had a competition where we all cast a skagit setup: - deep wading in stillwater - min 90 degree angle...
by sms
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Worlds 2020
Replies: 142
Views: 19189

Re: Swedish Worlds 2020

Every day of uncertainty makes it more difficult for at least some to arrange their travel etc. Also many may get financially affected by the current situation and should have enough time to decide if they are to invest to a trip to Sweden.
Thus, in my opinion, 2021 sounds like a reasonable solution.
by sms
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 13934

Re: New SW line by RIO

More stretch, true. Unstuck coating I haven't come across (except some barstool made that were actually with braided cores). I nowadays hate stripping the core, I install braided mono loops in order to get 100% of the breaking strength of the line. The direct core doesn't seem to stretch much. For m...
by sms
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: New SW line by RIO
Replies: 93
Views: 13934

Re: New SW line by RIO

I prefer braid core. Why? All the best intermediate and sinking lines I've used for salt have been with mono (Rio Leviathan and barstool Tropical Tarpon). I recon the Flats Pro will be even better. They stay straight better and tangle less. And they also seem to have bigger temperature range - you ...

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