new line or new rod?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by yuhina, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Fun read Steve! as always! Thanks for that!
    I could be careless what people call it... short, long, med. tactical or advanced... all I am interested is the concept behind it... if it make sense, I will buy it. if it work well, I will use it... if it get to the point to remind me the slinky... well...I will just cut it back to the original... everyone has a scale about how far they want to go... some are well into gear's field, some don't... but you are the ONE to set the rule.

    Company won't set the rule for you, they are driven by the market (a.k.a. Money- if say it bluntly). They want to cover as broad scale as possible as soon as "market" (read: Money) is there. Don't get me wrong, this is great as Klickoff said isn't captalism great! Yes... they give me cheap and fun stuff to test. But do they going to impact on the way I fish?! Hell no...
     
  2. Brady Burmeister

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    It seems to me there have been a handful of mid/long lines developed in the past couple years. The Nexcast lines, the Vectors, the Ian Gordons,....now Rio and SA have new mid head offerings with the UNI and the Atlantic Salmon (I know, not exactly long, but they're not skagit/scandi heads)
     
  3. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    do'n it 4 the chinookie
    The vector is not a long line, cnd is m.i.a , and ian gordon lines are pretty tough to come buy state side from what i see ... Plenty of short stuff out there though it seems to me :)-
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Mark, screw the line conversation, how about some conversation about that 12' Riverwatch! Every cast I could hear the shooting line getting pulled off the reel by the head.
     
  5. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

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    I don't think anyone should hold their breath that the mainsteam line companies will magically start making long bellies again. As best I can tell from my discussions with some of them they have
    no interest in longer lines.
     
  6. PT

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    Is that because casting the shorter heads are just so much easier than learning to cast a mid to long belly line?
     
  7. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    here we go ...
     
  8. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Those famous words spoken by Scott O long ago, "Long bellies are for fags."
     
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    Hey Kerry are you going to be at the redshed clave?
     
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    Unfortunately no. I have several projects at work that I need to have finished up before Oct. 1st. Then I will be heading to the Ronde for a week.
     
  11. PT

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    I don't spend any time over here. Didn't know it was a hot topic. I got into the 2 hand thing because I saw it as an opportunity to present a fly in areas I couldn't really fish with a single hander and get away from stripping 40' of line in before making another cast. Sorry if it's an old theme.
     

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