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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by JeffD on Yesterday at 22:44:09 »
It's easy :wink If I can do it then anyone can - would a small piece on how to do it be useful for the forum :?
H :cool:

It's what forums are all about, any information is always appreciated.  :z16  :X3
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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by Liam Stephen on Yesterday at 20:55:37 »
I'd say so Hamish I will give it a go if it looks like I will manage it!  :z16

Liam
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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by Hamish Young on Yesterday at 20:16:16 »
I don't think I have the no how for chopping lines to suit..... It all seems very technical  :z4

It's easy :wink If I can do it then anyone can - would a small piece on how to do it be useful for the forum :?

H :cool:
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Fly Tying / Re: Flies for 2016
« Last post by Marc Fauvet on Yesterday at 18:17:12 »
You on commission Marc!?  :wink :z7

no but hey, i like the idea !  :z4 :z4 :z4
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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by Liam Stephen on Yesterday at 17:41:40 »
I'll have a look for the Rio ones in the local tackle shop, failing that I'll go for the airflo 5ft ones to tide me over.

Tbh honest I'm looking forward to getting out on the river with it! The SLX is awesome on the rod so the SLXi should be juat as  good.

I don't think I have the no how for chopping lines to suit..... It all seems very technical  :z4

 :z18
Liam
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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by Hamish Young on Yesterday at 17:00:37 »
Hamish great reply thanks for that!  :z16

No bother  :z16

I've already got a couple of Poly leaders, slow sink and fast sink but will add a couple more. It's the 5ft ones I've got.... What would you say is the better length 5 or 10ft??

The SLX is the right line for the job, as it happens I use 6ft Rio Spey Versileaders and that's something you should keep an eye on - the breaking strain/rating of your polyleaders.
Personally I would not go as long as 10ft, and heavy works for me.

Rod is going to be the 686 and line is a SLX  (not a typical set up but I like to be different) :z16

That'll certainly be different :!

My current intermediate is an airflo sixth sense. Although I may order the SLXi for the occasion as I feel it might be useful  :z16

Order the SLXi - go for the quick one.

An alternative (not as an intermediate) would be to make up your own custom shooting head/skagit type line. Now that would be interesting.......

H :cool:
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For Sale / Wanted / Scott Mackenzie and Loop salmon fly rods for sale.
« Last post by redfish on Yesterday at 16:56:03 »
 1....Scott Mackenzie DTX  Perflex, 15 foot, #10, four piece salmon fly rod.  This rod has had very little use, and it is in mint condition.  It is rated as being suitable for spey, shooting head and skagit lines.  Comes with rod cover and tube.....180.

  2....Loop "Adventure", 13 foot 2 inch, #9, 3 piece salmon fly rod.  It is in unmarked pristine condition, and can cope with shooting head and spey lines.  I do not have the original bag, but a cover will be provided.  This is a fine summer/ smaller river rod....70.

   Available for collection from Inverurie, or can be delivered locally.  Please call 01467 622199 if interested.
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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by Liam Stephen on Yesterday at 16:03:41 »
My current intermediate is an airflo sixth sense. Although I may order the SLXi for the occasion as I feel it might be useful  :z16
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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by Liam Stephen on Yesterday at 15:59:10 »
Hamish great reply thanks for that!  :z16

I've already got a couple of Poly leaders, slow sink and fast sink but will add a couple more. It's the 5ft ones I've got.... What would you say is the better length 5 or 10ft??

Rod is going to be the 686 and line is a SLX  (not a typical set up but I like to be different) :z16
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Tackle Talk / Re: Early Season Line/Leaders
« Last post by Hamish Young on Yesterday at 15:41:04 »
Liam you'd be as well using the full range bar the floating poly-leader which I have yet to find a use for outside of teaching.
I'd pick up a full set (maybe without the intermediate, although that does have its uses) and adjust the poly-leader to the speed and depth of the water and where you want the fly to fish, there is no optimal choice of poly-leader or quick solution IMHO.
Don't be tempted by trying to shift overly long poly-leaders, that can be a challenge on a single-hander which I'm guessing is the rod you've got in mind :? Which fly line(s) do you plan on using :?

H :cool:
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