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Mike Barrio

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2013, 00:26:37 AM »
Don't read into it too much Ben, most rods feel fine with a line weight above or below their rating ...... and which one of those three lines feels nice to use on the rod at the time is I guess, a personal thing?

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Mike
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Sandy Nelson

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2013, 11:06:46 AM »
Cheers Sandy, I would consider that a more than workable range, but I can see where Ben is coming from !


So can I  :z16 and i know he is right, But i can't explain why i like it that way, probably for the same reason i like Whangy noodly rods and short Ginger haired girls with medium sized breasts. It just feels right :z7

 :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Goolager

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2013, 15:50:29 PM »

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probably for the same reason i like Whangy noodly rods and short Ginger haired girls with medium sized breasts. It just feels right


 :lol (wipes tea from chin & jumper)

Loxiafan

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2013, 12:20:30 PM »
But i can't explain why i like it that way, probably for the same reason i like Whangy noodly rods and short Ginger haired girls with medium sized breasts. It just feels right :z7




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Hamish Young

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2013, 12:30:52 PM »
Stop it.........  :z13
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Allan Liddle

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2013, 01:13:35 AM »
Steady now, i'll put an end to all this......................i've also got Ginger Hair and medium sized breasts, well ok Strawberry Blonde (my mum told me and she disnae tell lies) and a pair of expanding moobs if truth be told, but nearly fits the description (for what hair i have left).  :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4

Euan Innes

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2013, 09:22:30 AM »
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Steady now, i'll put an end to all this......................i've also got Ginger Hair and medium sized breasts, well ok Strawberry Blonde (my mum told me and she disnae tell lies) and a pair of expanding moobs if truth be told, but nearly fits the description (for what hair i have left).           

Sandy,
Get yer coat you've pulled!  :z7

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Sandy Nelson

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2013, 09:44:01 AM »
As tempting as it sounds, i think he might be over qualified :z7

Besides the other Fiery Freckeled Funbump in my life might get a touch green eyed. :z4 :z4

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Loxiafan

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2013, 16:56:46 PM »
Okay, I am done with frivolity, it is for my Streamflex XF2 Plus 9'6 #3 so either a Mallard DT#2.....or do I plump for an SLX#3 ? The latter would also allow me to underline on all my other river rods  :z18 My instinct is the SLX.

Lindsay

Hamish Young

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2013, 17:11:42 PM »
Your instinct serves you well.......................

H :wink
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Sandy Nelson

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2013, 18:28:35 PM »
I'd go with that too :z16 I find it very hard to see past the SLX these days. and have them fitted to all my river spools, in different colours for different jobs. Worth trying them out in different sizes, but i guess with a 3 wt rod you don't have much option and it certainley won't be a line heavier :z18
I'll have a nice Bamboo for you try with it if we meet down the river sometime. :wink

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Loxiafan

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2013, 21:52:30 PM »
I'll have a nice Bamboo for you try with it if we meet down the river sometime. :wink

Cool dude !  :z16

Sandy Nelson

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2013, 16:50:56 PM »
I can Happily report that after this afternoons fishing, My 7ft 6" 4wt Bamboo absolutely adores the 3wt SLX :z16 as suspected.
On the Ythan i could cover all the water with a roll, not bad on a 7ft6" rod and i could bend it into all the bits i wanted to get the fly :z16
When i did need to shoot it, it just went and the presentation was all under control.

very cool way to start the season, new lines, and a good dollop of anticipation :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Marc Fauvet

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2013, 17:14:26 PM »
i guess there weren't many fish involved...   :X2

Sandy Nelson

Re: SLX and Bamboo
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2013, 19:04:31 PM »
Not for the want of trying :roll

Still waiting to see a trout rise :z8

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

 




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