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Mike Barrio

Barrio 3wt Challenge
« on: May 21, 2011, 23:35:53 PM »
Hi folks :z16

We held a Barrio 3wt Challenge at the Sexyloops Scottish Gathering in Strathdon last weekend. This was a knockout distance casting competition and it proved to be great fun :cool:

The kit consisted of two Barrio LC903 3wt rods fitted with standard 90ft Barrio GT140 WF3F fly lines. Basically, names were drawn from a hat and competitors cast in pairs down the tape for two minutes, whoever cast furthest went through to the next round :wink

The casting was amazing :shock

Fredrik hit 117' 4" :z14
Tamas 102' 3"
Will 103'
Al 97' 8"
Hamish 94' 8"
Totsy 96'
Stefan 111' 11"
Ben 102' 1"
Mike H 107' 4"
Lee 109' 4"
Rhodri 98' 9"
............................. and Fredrik's other casts were 112' 7", 111' 4" and 113' 1"

Fredrik won a Barrio fly reel for first place and Stefan won a Barrio fly reel for second longest cast, since Fredrik would have won both prizes!

Here is a slow motion video of Fredrik making one of his 100+ ft casts in the 3wt competition


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cliftz

Re: Barrio 3wt Challenge
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 04:05:05 AM »
congrats! Bunch of very good casters.
 :z14

Fredrik H

Re: Barrio 3wt Challenge
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 13:00:46 PM »
Hi Mike!

It was great meeting you in Scotland. We had a great time over there!

That 3wt kit of yours was really nice, I was also very impressed by the new GT90 lines. It's a shame we didn't had the time to come fish at your place, maybe next time!

Best regards,
Fredrik

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio 3wt Challenge
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 12:24:46 PM »
Hi Fredrik
Welcome to the forum :z16

Yes, it was a great weekend and great to meet you too. The 3wt competition was good fun, we must do it again next year!

Well done at the Pitea event by the way, awesome casting :z14

Best wishes
Mike

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