ST27g heads lenght

ST27g heads lenght

Post Number:#21  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:30 pm

Paul Arden wrote:Mikael is the longest. 100ft of Redfish 9.5WT to the knot. That’s incredible. Next time we can have a carry shootout :) I’m 95’ with MED at sea level. 105’ a kilometre above sea-level.

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Cool, I'm 102' with a Rio Gold comp at sealevel....

Most incredible about Mikaels casts there, was his wooly socks!
And we only have your word that it was 100 feet, and you claimed you measured your leader in the trout distance comp. What's a half weight line?

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Post Number:#22  Postby Paul Arden » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:32 am

102”!! That’s extraordinary!! I haven’t cast a comp gold in a long time. I’ll have to dig one out.

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Post Number:#23  Postby Paul Arden » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:05 am

Hi Lasse,

For a few years now a few line companies have been manufacturing lines to be midway between AFFTA line class. So this would be a 1/2 line weight. For example GPX and Redfish lines are made this way. It’s a small difference, however when I find such a line I usually buy the line corresponding to 1/2WT lighter for Hot Torpedo rods. Mikael was carrying the SA Redfish 9WT so it is in fact a 9.5. I was using this line for Snakehead on the HT10.

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Post Number:#24  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:44 pm

Hi Paul

For the last couple of decades, a few companies have claimed to make half weight lines, their target weight is the small spot between the AFFTA whole weights. Given that they then give themselves the same tolerance as the actual standard, more often than not, they end up in the actual standard, one line weight up, instead of the half. So Mikael most likely carried 90 feet of 10 weight redfish line, unless you had Magnus check that line out. See the most expensieve part of flylines is length, and only über geeks measure the length too ;)

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Post Number:#25  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:49 pm

Paul Arden wrote:102”!! That’s extraordinary!! I haven’t cast a comp gold in a long time. I’ll have to dig one out.

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Hope you have a good one, they tend to be a bit long in the heads these days :D
And thanks!

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Post Number:#26  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:24 am

crunch wrote:
Lasse Karlsson wrote:Esa, are you sure that 21,4 meter GT140 head isn't made from a #6?
Must measure mine when I get home next week :blush:

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I bought it as #7 and received it on #7 box but that one I have not weighted at 30ft. My GT125 WF9F I have weighted and it is ~15,5g/30ft which is exactly #9.

But seeing that GT140 WF7F like this: 27g : 21,4m x 9,1m = 11,5g/30ft as averarage weight so with its front weight biased profile its first 30ft should come close to 7wt standard 185gr/~12g

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Hi Esa

I managed to find my gt140 heads made from a #6 and a #7.
The 7 is 19,2 meters and 27 grams and the 6 is 22,6 meters at 27 grams :)

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