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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Mallard dimensions
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Today at 18:14:07 »
At the kind of distances that you are likely to be casting your rod I don't think you'll find much difference between a WF and a DT.

Tip - Try underlining the rod with a #5 before you make a decision, I often find that I like them like that :wink


Not a bad idea John, the age of the Farlows rod, it may well be rated for a 6wt Silk line, which is dynamically similar to a Modern 5wt (due to the thinner profile of the silk).
Always worth trying a few to see what you prefer. :z16

Sandy
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Mallard dimensions
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Today at 11:30:10 »
Hi John,

At the kind of distances that you are likely to be casting your rod I don't think you'll find much difference between a WF and a DT.

Tip - Try underlining the rod with a #5 before you make a decision, I often find that I like them like that :wink

Cheers
Mike
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Mallard dimensions
« Last post by John Powell on Today at 11:04:48 »
Mike

thanks for the info

I have a Mallard WF-6 which I'll use to double check the rods preference;  then place an order
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Tackle Talk / Re: Titanium leader tips
« Last post by Rob on Today at 08:53:09 »
The other option is to go "Skagit" with a Switch rod if fishing trout, or a Salmon rod if..well...no need to explain :) (Can also do it single handed, but not tried that myself).

I am using T11 and T14 tips up to 12.5 feet and with a double hander and correct line, they fly out.

Not pretty, but I am currently chucking a 2.5" brass tube and 10 feet of T11 across the far side of the Don and getting the fly down deep. That's on a 9 weight 14 footer. The switch rod is a 7 weight 11 footer and can chuck heavy leaded streamers and a 7.5 foot T-11.

I think I would be right in saying that using on a Scandi line would cause issues. There is a good youtube video explaining the whys and what fors of line selection for use with T-tips, but basically a Scandi does not have enough concentrated weight to pull the tips from the water and is too long in the head.

 A Skagit line answers those problems..

The other thing is the cast itself. The use of a sustained anchor makes like sooooo much easier. I find myself snap-T, circle C and perry poking my way down a pool without to many disasters :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usdKMFRqPjs&t=247s
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Mallard dimensions
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 21:48:47 »
Hi John,

The Mallard WF and DT profiles share the same belly diameter in their design  :wink

Off the top of my head ...... the Mallard #6 lines are about 1.25 mm.

Personally, I would choose the Mallard DT for your rod.

Hope that helps,
Mike
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Barrio Fly Lines / Mallard dimensions
« Last post by John Powell on Yesterday at 21:33:07 »
OK - need a 6wt floating line for my Farlow 8' split-cane fly rod
problem - it has small diameter bridge guides ( think thats the right term) more for a silk line
eg the lined tip ring has an ID of 3mm
could buy a thin Cortland SYLK but mixed love/hate reviews

 I need to get my head around this.........
a wt6 will have a fixed AFTM  defined gram weight over the first 30'

a DT line will have a fixed diameter along its belly (after the tip) to achieve  that gram weight
a WF line will have more mass forward on its belly -  so the diameter of the line must be thicker at that point

so will a DT be thinner at its MAX diameter than a WF.................. :z8


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Tackle Talk / Re: Titanium leader tips
« Last post by Nick Jessel on Yesterday at 20:34:46 »
Thanks Hamish, I'm sure I'd read that it was tungsten before, my mistake.

Does that 6' suggestion balance better with a larger fly?
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Tackle Talk / Re: Titanium leader tips
« Last post by Hamish Young on Yesterday at 20:28:42 »
The 'T' stands for tungsten Nick, not titanium. Tungsten powder in different levels is added to the 'mix' to create T tips of different sink rates  :z16

Depending on what rating 'T' you're using to make your tips I might start with a length  of 6' and cut back until it is vaguely pleasant  just about castable without causing major injuries to myself or bystanders. Experimentation is the key.

H
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Tackle Talk / Titanium leader tips
« Last post by Nick Jessel on Yesterday at 18:32:43 »
Hi folks,

I have a question about how you use level T-tip material in your leader set up. I have never used this fast sinking material, and I can imagine it is useful in fast flowing  pools fishing deep for sea trout and salmon.

How do you set it up for river fishing? Would you simply cut it to the same dimensions as a poly leader or Verdi Leader?

I would see myself using this on the end of my barrio switch line, or rio short scandi versi tip.



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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Sinking lines
« Last post by Rob on Yesterday at 15:55:57 »
If you are wanting it for streamer fishing, may I suggest a standard SLX (I have orange, I think the green would have been a better choice), cut off about 18" and add a loop. I then loop to loop 5 feet of T-11 or T-14 level line. This holds the streamer deep when stripping whilst still giving the chance to mend the line.

You can also use poly leaders and "tips" to get different levels.
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