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Mike Barrio

Airflo G-Tec 9.5 ft #6-7
« on: November 03, 2013, 18:34:25 PM »
Hi folks,

A customer fishes with this Airflo rod, he is finding that it is not very good for Roll and Spey casting single handed and is asking what type of rod would be better for these casts?

I have cast one before and I don't remember it having any problems with roll casting, but that was a while ago. Does anybody use one, or have any experience with them?

This type of question is always difficult to answer without seeing the person asking the question casting the rod.

Best wishes
Mike
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Jim Eddie

Re: Airflo G-Tec 9.5 ft #6-7
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 18:46:33 PM »
Hi folks,

A customer fishes with this Airflo rod, he is finding that it is not very good for Roll and Spey casting single handed and is asking what type of rod would be better for these casts?

I have cast one before and I don't remember it having any problems with roll casting, but that was a while ago. Does anybody use one, or have any experience with them?

This type of question is always difficult to answer without seeing the person asking the question casting the rod.

Best wishes
Mike

Mike

The G-Tec is a Grey's rod not Airflo

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Mike Barrio

Re: Airflo G-Tec 9.5 ft #6-7
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 18:59:30 PM »
Well spotted Jim .... glad somebody's awake :z4

OK, so I've cast a G-Tec, I do remember that ..... and the customer doesn't know which brand his rod is :roll Has anybody got any experience with the G-Tec, I haven't got any Greys of Airflo rods in my cupboard.

Does the rod even matter, do any modern rods not roll cast well? Can't think of any :z3

Cheers
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Jim Eddie

Re: Airflo G-Tec 9.5 ft #6-7
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 19:05:33 PM »
Mike

I remember Magnus brought a 9ft 5# G-Tec when we had the casting day at Haddo House a couple of years ago. I remember it being a really nice rod. Don't think we did any roll casting though.

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Paul Garrigan

Re: Airflo G-Tec 9.5 ft #6-7
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 19:19:36 PM »
I use a 9' #5 G tec for most of my trout fishing. It's quite a fast action rod with a reel seat I hate but for some reason I like it. I use it on rivers with a WF5 444 or one of your mallard lines. Never had any problems roll casting it but I am not trying to achieve any distance with a roll cast.

You can have a loan of it if you want? I won't be using it till march now.

Paul


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