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Jeff Donovan

A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:36:39 AM »
Which Barrio line is best for casting & turn-over for large sea trout flies? (#2, #4, #6 & tubes basically) Many thanks in advance............ :z16 :z18
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Rob Brownfield

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 07:53:46 AM »
I have been using my #5 SLX to chuck size 4 and 2 steamers at trout. With a thick butted leader, it worked lovely.

My next purchase will be a #7 SLX for precicely what you mention and for fishing in the sea for Mackeral using sandeel patters.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Jeff Donovan

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 10:25:01 AM »
Thank you for your recommendation.  :z18
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Mike Barrio

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 10:30:10 AM »
Thanks Rob,

Yes, I'd agree with that, from what you describe I think an SLX would serve you well.

Best wishes
Mike
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Marc Fauvet

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 12:42:33 PM »
one more vote for the SLX  :z16

Eddie Sinclair

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 19:45:12 PM »
And another from me.

Eddie :z18
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Jeff Donovan

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 01:58:31 AM »
Which backing would you recommend for the SLX? Braided, Dacron, Gelspun???  ??? :z18
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Liam Stephen

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 12:59:59 PM »
It really doesn't matter. It wont effect how the line performs  :z16

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Marc Fauvet

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 13:22:15 PM »
It really doesn't matter. It wont effect how the line performs  :z16

Liam
exactly  :z16
although connected, fly lines and backing are two separate entities. there are no preferred backing materials for any line, brand, model or type.
if you're expecting big fish that run very far use gelspun as its a lot thinner than standard backing, thus you can put more on the spool.
otherwise, cheaper dacron etc (they're all braided btw) will do fine.
cheers,
marc

Jeff Donovan

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 22:27:20 PM »
Thank you for your replies and confirming my initial thoughts......... :z16    :z18
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Rob Brownfield

Re: A query for a Floating line for large sea trout flies
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2014, 07:30:01 AM »
I would just add that dacron soaks up water so if using in the sea, it can hold salt water against the spool. On a good quality reel its probably not much of a problem, but I have had a cheaper reel corrode under the backing.

I have very heavy (150lb) gel spun on my salt water reel only because I do not need several hundred yards of backing. 150 is still thinner than 30lb dacron, but I only need around 100 yards, more than enough for the uk.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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