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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Flyline
« Last post by James Laraway on January 24, 2020, 12:02:09 PM »
Patrick,
I can thoroughly recommend the SLX, its an awesome all-round line. Great for 'point and shoot', great for roll casting, great profile for turning over big flies....

regards
James
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Flyline
« Last post by Mike Barrio on January 24, 2020, 09:54:24 AM »
Hi Pat

The Instructor line is no longer available, I discontinued it a while ago. The SLX is the most similar, but the Mallard will also serve you well.

I don't weld loops on trout lines because I find them unreliable. We use Roman Moser Minicon braided loops and these are available in the accessories section of the website.

Best wishes
Mike
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Flyline
« Last post by Patrick Rotchford on January 23, 2020, 23:39:58 PM »
I looked up the slx- the mallard seems more like what I need.  Still wondering about the instructor line though. Really like the 2 color combo. Also can I get loops on my line?
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Flyline
« Last post by Patrick Rotchford on January 23, 2020, 23:31:25 PM »
Thx Mike. Can you give me some info on the slx line. Have not heard of it.
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Flyline
« Last post by Mike Barrio on January 23, 2020, 23:13:49 PM »
Hi Pat ..... welcome to the forum :z16

From what you describe, my choices would be a Mallard WF5F, or an SLX WF5F line.

Best wishes
Mike
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Barrio Fly Lines / Flyline
« Last post by Patrick Rotchford on January 23, 2020, 23:08:44 PM »
Hello, new guy here from NY USA.
I am looking for a new line for my rod. I have last years Orvis Cleawater 8'6  5 weight.  I fish nymphs, some dries and a occasional wolly bugger. Need a line that can handle them all. Was looking at Cortland 444 Peach but found some info on Barrio lines and am very interested. Can you give me some ideas of what would work for me. Kinda liked the instructor line. Look forward to some responses Pat!
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Tackle Talk / Re: Fishing Rucksack
« Last post by Mike Barrio on January 23, 2020, 22:05:26 PM »
All sorts here Jeremy, almost too many to choose from https://www.military1st.co.uk/bags-rucksacks/backpacks-rucksacks

Anything catch your fancy? I can see one or two that I would be happy to use ..... and adding a D ring, or carabina would be easy enough if the one you like hasn't got one. Especially since 'fishing packs' frequently have their D rings in funny unpractical places :z4

Cheers
Mike
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Tackle Talk / Re: Fishing Rucksack
« Last post by Dave Robb on January 23, 2020, 21:46:10 PM »
I thought you were onto a winner with that Overboard stuff, I initially liked the look of the 20l Trekdry at £119.99 then I realised it doesnít have zips.

I donít like the look of having to unroll a large flap each time to get into the main compartment. 

Iím in and out of the bag too much when fishing but looks good for walking or other water sports.
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Tackle Talk / Re: Fishing Rucksack
« Last post by Jim Eddie on January 23, 2020, 21:44:24 PM »
They look the business Ryan  :z16

 :z18

Jim
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Tackle Talk / Re: Fishing Rucksack
« Last post by Euan Innes on January 23, 2020, 20:39:45 PM »
I like that one Jim.
Here are some that are a wee bit more but not in the tackle tart range.

https://www.over-board.co.uk/collections/waterproof-backpacks

I like the Overboard stuff and my missus and I tested the waterproof duffles in Mexico last year and everything inside was bone dry. The rucksacks have been on my list for a while but I have too many rucksacks and I know that I don't really need another one.
I also use one of the Overboard water proof bum bags for all my salmon fishing, and even deep wading doesn't soak the contents. Makes for a really light day and even has a water bottle pocket.

https://www.over-board.co.uk/collections/waterproof-waist-packs

Big Overboard fan  :z14 :z14 :z14

Euan
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