Boisker wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Lee and Lasse that’s really interesting and very much worth listening to
I may have to reconsider and accept what I feel as a downside when casting overhead for the obvious advantage on the Spey.
particularly worth considering as unless I am remembering this incorrectly you were very much behind the Spey element of the test Lee
In days of yore, I took the masters test with the Lee Wulff Nymph taper, this was the first time this line had been used here and it upset my assessors on the day as the Spey element was very easy with this line, overhead not so much but still very achievable.
Following this I was involved with it on the inside to a degree, long story short, discussing it will simply not be positive, however I am still here and keeping an eye on it (and I still work to keep my skills up to the level of test)
My friend Tony who I remember pushed for the single hand Speys production basically suggested an I Line with a longer back taper, to make it less clunky overhead. This was back in the day when one line only was allowed for the test and the I line went out of production
Word got out and the SLX stemmed from this suggestion also.
I do also remember Paul P using the SA Trout for his casting exam training and ultimately the test, he was on fire with that line too...
I miss those days where lots of good people were rocking up, all seriously hungry for the test, all training like fuck, they were all responsible for raising the bar, which inspired many but inevitably put off the commitee at the time.
I realise now not letting perfect become the enemy of the good, might have been a very fair mindset for them to have, however the exam weekends were full and it was flourishing, many recall them as the glory days.
Probably said way too much