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Catman

Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2010, 21:46:43 PM »
They have arrived ..... cool :z16

Can you keep me a 3wt & a 5wt please Mike,  :wink :wink I will get them when I get home!! :z18

Thanks Alex

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #91 on: August 07, 2010, 00:41:57 AM »
Can you keep me a 3wt & a 5wt please Mike,  :wink :wink I will get them when I get home!! :z18

Thanks Alex

Hi Alex :z16

Yes, no probs, see you soon ..............

Best wishes
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Barrio GT series video from Sweden
« Reply #92 on: December 09, 2010, 10:28:09 AM »
Magnus Uhr, from Kalmar in Sweden posted this on my facebook page today, it is great to receive feedback like this and especially with a video. I am finding that quite a lot of folk are using the GT series to make seatrout distance heads and they are doing really well with them :cool:
Thanks for the great feedback Magnus :z16

Hi Mike

Just want to say hi and thanks for the great flylines.
I use them in pikefishing and when a practice and compete in seatrout distance. My personal record with 10´#6 rod and 18meter 25gram Barrio GT 140 head is 49.1 meter.

Here is a short movie on a 40meter/131feet cast:



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Hamish Young

Re: Barrio GT series video from Sweden
« Reply #93 on: December 09, 2010, 11:18:20 AM »
Impressive.... most impressive  :wink

H  :z3

...... but that still leaves 9ft  :z4
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Ben_D

Re: Barrio GT series video from Sweden
« Reply #94 on: December 09, 2010, 19:29:04 PM »
Nice casting, that's a serious distance!!!

Hit a new PB with the GT140s #7 on Monday, chucked it 140'4" on an Orvis Access 9'#7 rod.  That was backing knot just over half way up the rod with a straight layout didn't repeat that distance but threw a few others over 135'.  The line always suprises me by how much oomph it has to turn over even at the end of very long casts.

First Orange GT I have had a good play with, they seem to be a touch slicker in orange and the running line seems a tad thinner.  Funny how pigments can effect the properties of a flyline.  It does make sense when you look at the chemistry of it, different dues weigh different amounts hence can effect densities of finished product etc. 

Once the snow clears I will get out with the #5 and maybe make some "sea trout heads" out of a #8.  Have a new #8 toy on the way  :grin

Cheers

Ben

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio GT series video from Sweden
« Reply #95 on: December 09, 2010, 23:14:09 PM »
140 ft and a PB ........ that's awesome casting Ben! :z16

Great stuff
Mike
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Barrio GT series video from Sweden
« Reply #96 on: December 15, 2010, 11:49:02 AM »
Hi Mike,
A quick question for you, do you think you will be producing the GT in a 9 or 10 weight? If the GT is proving itself as a good line for bigger/heavier flies I wonder if a 9 or 10 weight is the line the UK Pike Angler is looking for?

Cheers
Rob
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio GT series video from Sweden
« Reply #97 on: December 15, 2010, 12:31:16 PM »
Hi Mike,
A quick question for you, do you think you will be producing the GT in a 9 or 10 weight? If the GT is proving itself as a good line for bigger/heavier flies I wonder if a 9 or 10 weight is the line the UK Pike Angler is looking for?

Cheers
Rob

Hi Rob

I have some new GT140S WF9F orange fly lines on order with the factory :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Barrio GT series video from Sweden
« Reply #98 on: December 15, 2010, 17:09:06 PM »
Hi Rob

I have some new GT140S WF9F orange fly lines on order with the factory :z16

Cheers
Mike

Could you please put my name on one...many thanks :)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #99 on: January 04, 2011, 23:33:28 PM »
Just had a nice email from Mikael Blomberg, in Skien, Norway ..... I posted Mikael a GT140S WF5F just before Christmas and he's been playing with it in the snow :cool:



Mikael says:

I've tried the line briefly and I am more than pleased..
The coating is good, the line works well at both short range casting and at distance.

Tight lines  Micke
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Ben_D

Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #100 on: January 06, 2011, 01:05:12 AM »
Nice casting, very good distance in still conditions with #5 line.

May break out the 5wt over the next week or so, need to get a camera and a tripod.

Cheers

Ben

Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #101 on: January 12, 2011, 11:19:01 AM »

Hi guys..

Thanks Ben. I must say i`m moore than pleased with the line..
I`ve been a competiteoncaster for many years but it`s sad
i didn`t now about it before..

The line is a great trainingline becouse it works almost as an Dt..
The snow is still deep here so i haven`t tried it for fishing yet.. But i will :cool:
I`m shure it will work nicely..

I gain an incredibly controll with this line both
in short range cast and in distancecasting, and the "floatability" in the air is just awesome..
I had a good traininground yesterday in good conditions.. Warm and a nice
wind from behind reaching some good distance, the longest one reached to apr. 142 feet..

I`ll try to get some of these cast on tape some day.. It`s not easy.. So many things need
to bee perfect  :oops

Tight lines  Mikael

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #102 on: January 12, 2011, 12:18:15 PM »
Hi Mikael
Welcome to the forum :z16
That's pretty awesome casting with a 5wt line! :z14

Best wishes
Mike
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Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #103 on: January 12, 2011, 14:26:41 PM »

Hi Mike..

Thanks..well what can i say... if it were`nt for the line  :z5..

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

Tight lines  Mikael


lakselorden

Re: Barrio Outcast Competition Line ( Now the 'Barrio GT140' )
« Reply #104 on: January 12, 2011, 19:43:15 PM »
Hello,

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

Thanks!

Harald, Bergen

 




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