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Flyline database?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:19 pm
by Mangrove Cuckoo
What happened to this idea?

I have some new lines that I will weigh on my balance... just for my own curiosity and will upload my findings.

BTW.... I was searching for some guidelines and came upon a website (Trident) that has measured many common lines and their data is well documented. And apparently public domain.

Re: Flyline database?

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:28 am
by Paul Arden
I was thinking about this and the rods database recently. We can start this immediately. Just heading to town. I’ll post a link this afternoon and we can have a look at where we currently are.

Cheers, Paul

Re: Flyline database?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:16 pm
by Carol
How about matching lines to rods? Some say that is a "thing." Of course, some of that comes down to personal preference and how one fishes.

Re: Flyline database?

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:02 pm
by nicholasfmoore
Hi Paul,

Do you think you could make a new heading for the Q/A section when everyone has agreed on an answer to some casual reader questions? Also a heading for the lines and rods would be great. Btw for the lines;

Thunderbolt #5 and #6 bang on weight

Ballistic #5 and #6 bang on weight

MED most bang on, but some slightly under!

By headings i mean under fly casting for example;

Fly casting

Fly casting - 2 handed

Casting sport

etc :cool:

All the best

Re: Flyline database?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:05 am
by Paul Arden
You mean on the main site? Yes I have to organise the navigation. That’s what I’m hoping in part to achieve with the glossary. Navigation has always been a problem with Sexyloops but that’s also one of its charms :cool:

Lines to rods is a problem Carol, especially so when fly line companies don’t work to the standard. I actually have to recommend specific lines to many of our customers. At least knowing what the line really weighs should help!

Cheers, Paul

Re: Flyline database?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:49 pm
by nicholasfmoore
You mean on the main site?
Yes mate, another heading under forums with approved answers to questions would be excellent. Would it be possible not to have a discussion on these approved answers, because as you know, things go off topic by accident and could confuse people :D

Sorry if that doesn't make sense!

All the best

Re: Flyline database?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:43 am
by Paul Arden
It doesn’t matter if there is an off topic discussion I think because the important stuff will be at the top. I’ll make a page with all the approved answers and a glossary entry when the developers have built this platform.

I really think that a glossary is one answer to SL navigation. We have tens of thousands of pages and even I don’t know what we have here! :D

Cheers, Paul