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Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:05 pm
by Lasse Karlsson
Boisker wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:31 pm
I just picked up a Cortland type 3 sink tip, grain weight supposedly 160 (it’s a 6w line)... only cast it on the grass this evening. It feels heavy compared to me usual floating line, but it has an aggressive taper, so I guess it would :D
I purchased it for some streamer fishing on smallish rivers, so will see how it goes.

I think my attitude to that particular line was similar to many people buying any line and mirrors the point Lasse made above ... I’ll only use it occasionally, it just had to do the job, namely sink the streamer. But it did feel different deciding which line to purchase- I have absolutely no knowledge of sinking or sink tip lines and have done very little streamer fishing. If I find myself spending more time with a streamer I’ll no doubt look into and getter better knowledge of what I want from the line :whistle:

Sinking lines tend to feel "heavier" for the same weight, they are thinner so loose less energy, and thus retain quite the momentum at turn over. Cast with care :blush:

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:09 pm
by t.z.
Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
t.z. wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:18 pm
What has more drag, a full DT 4 or a short belly 4 (really a 6) with very thin runningline behind it?
Should be easy to give a ballpark estimate on that one...

Cheers
Lasse
What about mending?
Do you mend alot when the fish just spooled you of a full flyline?

Cheers
Lasse
Lasse, I meant mending before the fish takes. Its not all imaginary sea trout fishing.

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:28 pm
by Paul Arden
I received some Cortland lines recently (well 2yrs ago). Unfortunately they all felt overweight. I’ll weigh up when back shortly. They slowed my shot 😂

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:51 pm
by Boisker
Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Boisker wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:31 pm
I just picked up a Cortland type 3 sink tip, grain weight supposedly 160 (it’s a 6w line)... only cast it on the grass this evening. It feels heavy compared to me usual floating line, but it has an aggressive taper, so I guess it would :D
I purchased it for some streamer fishing on smallish rivers, so will see how it goes.

I think my attitude to that particular line was similar to many people buying any line and mirrors the point Lasse made above ... I’ll only use it occasionally, it just had to do the job, namely sink the streamer. But it did feel different deciding which line to purchase- I have absolutely no knowledge of sinking or sink tip lines and have done very little streamer fishing. If I find myself spending more time with a streamer I’ll no doubt look into and getter better knowledge of what I want from the line :whistle:

Sinking lines tend to feel "heavier" for the same weight, they are thinner so loose less energy, and thus retain quite the momentum at turn over. Cast with care :blush:

Cheers
Lasse
That makes sense... the floating part is probably normally sized then, and just looks larger due to the thinner sinking length. I immediately had to dial in my casting stroke last night (quick play on grass), with a very short leader on my normal casting stroke had one hell of a kick... easy enough to ease of the power though, then it behaved itself :D

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:05 pm
by Lasse Karlsson
t.z. wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
t.z. wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 pm


What about mending?
Do you mend alot when the fish just spooled you of a full flyline?

Cheers
Lasse
Lasse, I meant mending before the fish takes. Its not all imaginary sea trout fishing.
I replied to Pauls 30 meter dash lots of drag comment... And not all dryfly fishing needs copious amount of mending on the water...
;)

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:07 pm
by Lasse Karlsson
Paul Arden wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:28 pm
I received some Cortland lines recently (well 2yrs ago). Unfortunately they all felt overweight. I’ll weigh up when back shortly. They slowed my shot 😂
Not surprised, been seeing alot of quick loading adverts :D

Are you really getting that old and fragile?

Old Boys comps will be a breeze 🤣

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:04 pm
by Paul Arden
Not sure how I’m getting old and fragile. 5 Ironmans next year. And I’m not chasing pussy around the course.

Let’s do one together I can make everything happen. Apart from your fitness. But I can help too.

Cheers,
Paul

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 pm
by Paul Arden
Heavier line weight slows the stroke with given rod. Easy to test. Particularly when it matters.

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:38 pm
by Lasse Karlsson
Paul Arden wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Not sure how I’m getting old and fragile. 5 Ironmans next year. And I’m not chasing pussy around the course.

Let’s do one together I can make everything happen. Apart from your fitness. But I can help too.

Cheers,
Paul
Not doing any ironman, knees will not let me run that far 🤣

But willing to test the heavier line slower stroke given rod thing. How do you propose to set it up?

Cheers
Lasse

PS. You where faster last year :p

Re: Lars FP about the bullhsitting line manufacturers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:31 pm
by Paul Arden
Yeah no hills. I was a bit fitter. But not where I need/want to be.

I don’t know man. Just hit some shots. It’s pretty fucking obvious. Hit the targets with the same rod and diffenerlt line weights. That’s what I did when I came here.

The “science” can follow us :D

The other way of course is to get off your arse and come fishing. All of Gerik is already waiting for your presence. So that should be easy.

Come on dude. Life has to get easier as you reach your prime!

Cheers, Paul

Ps I’m not going to take any excuses from you. :pirate: