Following some rigorious testing time to post a wee update on my recent aqusition my #5 GT 90.
Plenty troots have helped make the testing positive along with the about best March river trout fishing (on a water near me)i've experienced.
Weather conditions have been unbelievable however strong downstream winds towards the latter end of the week offered the kind of scenarios perfect for line testing (sadly a little frustrationg for fishing)
Fish up to 2lb 12oz (plenty over the two pound mark
) helped make things interesting along with the pound plus and smaller brethern that came along to break up the boredom.
Line turned over excellently in all but the strongest gusts when sadly a switch to downstream tactics were called for (yup i know almost like spinning but needs must
Roll casts effortless, mends easy, and colour in the very low very clear water another plus.
Thin running line made distance casts easy, although to be fair most of the testing was at 'fishing at my feet' and 'just over there' distances.
A couple of seatroots came along to help test the 'sudden burst of speed scenario' (well ok so did a lot of these troots given the fact that they are all in excellent condition and mostly in fast well oxygenated water where they shouldn't really be until May. Fact that fish don't read books.
Only down sides were the loss of four trophy troots (3lb plus) albiet one was down to the fact i was trying to take underwater photies of the fish instead of concentrating on landing it. The others were down to, well let's call it bad luck, although Vivaris 2200bl curved barbless hooks are also in the dock. Kamasan B100's for the next wee while just to be on the safe side.
Nicked the line about 20 feet in as well which is a wee bit annoying (repair advise greatfully recieved, although buying another line is the best one i can come up with
Still fishing it to destruction is the next step (well after a good bit of testing on the lochs, which if the river's keep up should be around mid June sometime
All in all very pleased with all aspects of the line, one of the best i've fished with certainly on the running water stakes.