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Jon Ninham

Short Spey Lines
« on: October 04, 2016, 00:03:59 AM »
Lately I've been very curious about these short Skagit lines for (mostly, I believe) single handed Spey casting.
Twas the OPST Commando that lit my curiosity. I thought I'd watched all the basic Spey casting vids on  the web, then that popped up.
Unfortunately, the setup - running line, head, and tips - is a tad expensive as an experiment.
Fortunately I have one of Mr Barrios Switch lines which I don't use.
So, in the interest of being creative I took a good 2 feet off the front and welded in a loop.
Tried it today in a millpool, loaded onto my Epic 686 "Rusty", with a sinking polyleader.
Well ... it was bloody marvellous. I was rolling and snapping Ts like buggery 😃
Experiment was a big success.

Mike Barrio

Re: Short Spey Lines
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 16:43:30 PM »
Great stuff Jon, really pleased that you are enjoying your line :z16

Best wishes
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