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Rob Brownfield

Diamondback LINK grip system
« on: February 01, 2016, 10:57:44 AM »
Well, its been a while in coming, but Diamondback have finally released an abbreviated grip and stupidly light reel seat.



Step to far or the future of sensitive fly fishing??
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Sandy Nelson

Re: Diamondback LINK grip system
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 11:56:54 AM »

 :X7

Looks like they got the name right though :z4

Unless it translates as something different to where i come from :z7

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: Diamondback LINK grip system
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 12:14:54 PM »
take your pick, Sandy  :z4 :z4 :z4

clout |klaʊt|
noun
1 informal a heavy blow with the hand or a hard object: a clout round the ear.
2 [ mass noun ] informal influence or power, especially in politics or business: I knew she carried a lot of clout.
3 archaic a piece of cloth or article of clothing.
4 Archery a target twelve times the usual size, placed flat on the ground with a flag marking its centre and used in long-distance shooting.
a long-distance shot that hits a clout.
5 short for clout nail.
verb [ with obj. ]
1 informal hit (someone or something) hard: I clouted him round the head.
2 archaic mend with a patch. he helps the women clout their pans.

Sandy Nelson

Re: Diamondback LINK grip system
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 13:15:00 PM »
None of those Marc

You might need a Slang dictionary :z4

http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/c.htm

 :z4
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"

Derek Roxborough

Re: Diamondback LINK grip system
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 15:37:01 PM »
wouldn't a solid cork handle be light enough?seems a lot of faff to do that , easgach 1

Marc Fauvet

Re: Diamondback LINK grip system
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 15:58:42 PM »
None of those Marc

You might need a Slang dictionary :z4

http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/c.htm

 :z4

D'Oh !!! :z4 :z4 :z4

Rob Brownfield

Re: Diamondback LINK grip system
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 10:58:52 AM »
wouldn't a solid cork handle be light enough?seems a lot of faff to do that , easgach 1

I think the theory is that you get more "feel" in the handle, rather than saving weight, hence the name "Link".

The gaps in the cork will allow the rod to flex that tiny  bit more and you will feel the corks open and close slightly when you cast. Even with normal cork handles on a soft rod you can "feel the cork" move under you hand, so I can see this enhancing that "link" to what the rod is doing.

Perhaps too much of an "advancement" for the average angler to bother with :)

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

 




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