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Offline Brother Baldric

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Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« on: May 26, 2011, 22:38:11 PM »
In sweden we have the possibility to chose between 3 lines when competing in Trout Distance (i.e., 5 weight long belly). The lines are: SA MED, Rio Grand Tournament och the great Barrio GT140.

There was a fly casting competition in G÷teborg "West coast Fly casting Challenge" last weekend and I decided to use the Barrio GT140 in the Trout Distance event. It was a ridiculously hard qualifying round. There were 6 casters in the final and all 6 casted 38 meters (128 feet) or more in the qualification round :shock
In the final Stefan Siikavaara won, and the Barrio GT140 took me to second place. I am very pleased with that result, and it also shows that the Barrio lines are world class!

In the Sea-Trout event I used the Barrio GT140 #8, cut down to 27 gram and tied to a shooting line. The Barrio line took me to second place also in this event.

By posting this I want to thank Mike for the great lines, they contribute greatly to the world of fly fishing and fly casting  :z14

11-12 June we will have a fly casting championship in Piteň. The best casters in Sweden (including Stefan Siikavaara and Fredrik Hedman) will be there. It is an open championship and it would be great if some of the board members of The Outcasts will come.

Best regards
Ulrik R÷ijezon

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 23:14:55 PM »
Hi Ulrik
Welcome to the forum ..... or at least your first post on the forum! :z16

That is awesome casting Ulrik and you really are competing with the "big guns" :cool:

I hope you have a great time at the Pitea event
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Mike

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 13:29:22 PM »
Thanks Mike!

Also, congratulations to your successful sexyloops shootout events a few weeks ago. I heard from Stefan and Fredrik that you had a great time, and that you threw long distances with all kinds of combinations.

I hope to join next year, it would be great to meet and perhaps catch a trout and have a pint  :z18

Regards
Ulrik

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 10:35:43 AM »
Be nice to see you Ulrik, but be assured that next year there will be a handicap system in place for entrants from Sweden..... about 15 feet off all distances might be about right :z7 :z4

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 10:54:25 AM »
Hi Ulrik :z16

It would be great to see you next year!

Stefan sent me a link to the Pitea competition trailer, good fun to make a wee video like this I imagine :cool:

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 09:10:18 AM »
Hamish, not all swedes cast like Stefan and Fredrik, unfortunately. The handicap system sounds like a good idea though. Stefan and Fredrik start on -15 feet  :wink

Mike, thanks for posting the promotion video. Stefan and Hampus recorded it a couple of days ago, and I┤m sure it was a big laugh. Thanks also for sponsoring the event! I hope to win some new fresh Barrio fly lines  :z12

/Ulrik

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 12:26:27 PM »
Hi Ulrik :z16

I see Stefan is winning the lines again :z4

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 13:05:09 PM »
Hi all!

Here is a video from the competition. It is filmed and produced by Hampus Andersson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TYIKwkkhWo&feature=channel_video_title

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Fredrik

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 00:33:34 AM »
Hi Fredrik :cool:
Nice video, thanks for posting it on the forum :z16

I wish I'd been there ..... I could have done the grass cutting :z4

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Re: Fly Casting Competion in Sweden
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 18:59:09 PM »
Great movie by Hampus Andersson. He is also a great caster & fly fisher and a member in the Piteň group.

Fredrik was the overall vinner of the event, with Stefan on second place, leaving the rest of us way behind. Great casting Fredrik and Stefan  :z18 And, yep, Stefan brings home the lines again  :z8

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Ulrik R÷ijezon


 





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