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
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
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.