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« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2011, 20:19:31 PM »

Hello,

Thanks for letting me join the forum. For now I just wonder when the #5 competition line is back?

Thanks!

Harald, Bergen

Hello Harald
Welcome to the forum thumbs up

My next stock order should hopefully arrive at the end of this week.

Best wishes
Mike
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« Reply #106 on: January 13, 2011, 00:14:18 AM »

Hi Mike..

Thanks..well what can i say... if it were`nt for the line  gogs..

What is the record with the #5 line that you now of?

Tight lines  Mikael



Hi Mikael,

142 is an awesome cast with a #5 line  thumbs up  I think Jonothan Tomlinson threw a 5 line 143' something last year but not in competition, not sure if it was a MED, GT140  or a Snowbee XS-ED.

I've mainly been casting the GT140 WF7, hitting high 130's with that on a #7 rod on a good day with the odd cast going a bit further but not consistently.  The line carries much better than an MED or Rio Tournament, much more stable in the air, my carry is 6 - 8' more with the GT than the MED.  Hope to get some video soon too to analyse my forward cast, if the video comes out any good then I may post some.

The 5 line fishes very nice, turns over very well and is superb for presentation and slack line casts.

Mike, give me a shout when you have 5's back in stock!!

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Ben
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« Reply #107 on: January 14, 2011, 11:32:06 AM »


Hi Ben..

Thanks..Well distance in competiteon and practice for distance is to different stories..

Jonathan and i had a shootout at the final in the first official world championship last year in Norway..
He is a heck of a caster.. Respect  worthy ..

Later i drove him to Oslo from Fagernes and i tell you that those
hours in the car went fast.. What a nice chap very happy..
And we have the same interests as well.. we had a lot to talk about..
Ben ..get your camera running and shoot some #5 casting on the tape..

I would realy like to try the gt140 in som higher #7 and 8.. Well see i gues i`ll have to talk to Mike..

Tight lines  Mikael
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« Reply #108 on: January 14, 2011, 23:37:10 PM »

Hi Mikael,

Very different casting along a tape by yourself in a park to standing on a platform, I agree!!

Tomo is a fine caster, saw some video of the shootout at the worlds, is it happening again in 2011?

I'll get the camera rolling when I can find a good day for it, if not before I'll take it to our indoor casting day in a few weeks.  I would recommend the GT #7 it's a wicked line, carries really long and very stable.  Superb line for working on technique.

You should head over for the Sexyloops gathering in May, there will be a lot of competitive casters there, quite a few from Scandinavia too.


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Ben
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« Reply #109 on: February 13, 2011, 18:18:19 PM »


Hello Ben and all..

I have had my first training session indoor with the Barrio gt 140 #5..
It all went well and i am realy impressed of the stabilty of the line in the air.
What suprises me is that you have to be so accurat in the straight line and so on
to get some realy god distance.
It meens that if you are good on casting distance with it, you`ll be good with any line..
(in other words a perfect training line)
I was using different rods and the line works well with any rod betwen #5-#7..
The longest cast i acheaved with a #7 rod. I rounded 120 feet a couple of times
and that was an awsome feeling..

Tight lines  Mikael
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« Reply #110 on: February 13, 2011, 19:34:21 PM »

Hi Mikael

I'm really pleased that you are having fun with the line and that you are achieving good distance with it thumbs up

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Mike
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« Reply #111 on: February 14, 2011, 09:10:44 AM »

Nice casting Mikael,  That distance indoor with a #5 is a very long way  very happy

Clip here of me casting the #7, this one went 120 something indoors.

If I can we get good weather I'l be out most days this week, will try to get something where you can see the line.

Do you throw the 18' salmon rod?

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« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2011, 19:37:04 PM »

Hi folks Cool dude

Stig from Norway sent me this video today, he was casting his new Barrio GT140 WF5F that he received on Saturday.
Great casting and I love the background thumbs up

Best wishes
Mike

<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=21024152&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=21024152&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA</a>
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« Reply #113 on: April 02, 2011, 17:44:49 PM »

I just received my GT140S line today, only ordered yesterday afternoon so a big thanks for the outstanding service Mike  thumbs up

I needed a new line so I thought I would give this a go. I'm no expert so don't expect any superduper reveiws  lots of laughs As long as it casts nice and lays straight in the water then I will be happy, a bit more distance would be nice too but that is down to me not my fly lines. My last line was zig zagging all over the place which is why needed to get a new one.

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« Reply #114 on: October 30, 2012, 12:03:30 PM »

Hi,

Just got a 140 class 7 from, wich I`m sure will be very useful. Now I want a class 2 line. Will the 140 be ok on a medium action class 2 rod?

I guess a mallard would be even better, but then I would have to pay another 15 pounds in taxes. The 18 pounds discounted 140 is below the VAT limit for importing goods to Norway  cool dude
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« Reply #115 on: October 30, 2012, 12:27:08 PM »

Hi LAKSELORDEN
Yes, the GT140 WF2F should be fine thumbs up

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Mike
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« Reply #116 on: December 21, 2012, 13:51:15 PM »

............................. ( Now the 'Barrio GT125' ) wink

I don't think I will manage to come up with something better than this! thumbs up
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