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Barrio 3 Weight
« on: December 23, 2007, 10:28:48 AM »
Just a note to say well done to Mike on his 9' 3wt rod - absolute pleasure to use.

The rods reputation is spreading.....I was down in Forfar yesterday to see Neil Anderson (Angus Angling) with the intention of buying a LOOP OPTI 'Creek' reel, which due to its size, weight and colour (it must be very close to the blue of the rod) seems like it would set the outfit off nicely.
Unfortunately he sold this reel to someone who had the same rod!?!     :'(   Damn and blast


I know you are out there somewhere.....hope MY reel looks good on your rod  :z4

 :z16 Merry Christmas

Hamish Young

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2007, 10:32:29 AM »
If you've missed out on a Loop have a squint on eBay for a Lamson Velocity 1.5 (the 1.0 is a wee bit too small) in the pre-2007 gunmetal finish :z16
I have one and whilst I don't have one of the new #3wts from Mike it does set the rod off beautifully :wink Great reels  :z3

Mind you.... what about one of Mikes Vosslers........  :z17
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2007, 10:51:25 AM »
Hi Iain :cool:

Beaten to it by another "Barrio" ......... Cool :wink

I've haven't been to Angus Angling, but I've been told by quite a few regulars that Neil's shop is well worth a visit. Another place that frequently gets a good word is the tackle shop on the roundabout as you go through Dundee :wink

Re: "It must be very close to the blue of the rod" ........... I toyed with the idea of getting some of my reels manufactured in blue this year, but never got round to it. Do you think this would be a good idea?

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

Sandy Nelson

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007, 12:29:55 PM »
Oh Yes :z16

Get them to match the rods and they will look absolutley awesome

Mind you i remember someone suggesting this a while ago :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"

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007, 12:32:58 PM »
Oh Yes :z16

Get them to match the rods and they will look absolutley awesome

Mind you i remember someone suggesting this a while ago :z7

Sandy

Funny that ........... you have a nasty habit of being right :z7

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

Sandy Nelson

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2007, 12:35:55 PM »

 :roll

 :oops

 :z7

 :z4

 :z12

 :z16
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"

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2007, 12:43:24 PM »
Next batch of reels in blue then :wink

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

Irvine Ross

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007, 14:37:57 PM »
Blue? 
Blue!
Oh No Dahlings, can you imagine how ghaaaaastly that would look with a green blank? Blue is soooo last season. Don't you read the fashion pages at all? Who is your stylist?
Its the little black number that everyone ought to have in their wardrobe, Dahlings.
Mat black, goes with everything, can't go wrong, absolutely timeless, still look gorgeous in twenty years from now.

Hares Lug
Problems Page Editor
Vogue

Mike Barrio

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007, 15:10:07 PM »
 :z4  :z4  :z4  :z16
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Sandy Nelson

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007, 17:18:48 PM »
Guess that factfinding mission to the glenkindie arms was good then :z4

 :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"

Irvine Ross

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007, 15:24:56 PM »
I only had one pint. Honest!
 :z18

Irvine

Tam

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2007, 08:59:03 AM »
Cant wait to try mine out, matching it with a Danielsson Nymph reel and a Barrio DT4F.   :z16

Rod Mackay

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2007, 11:23:21 AM »
Had a look at my Loop Opti Dry Fly last night and it is pretty much exactly the same colour as the Barrio #3.  Looks very cool    :cool:

Mike if you're going to do the Vossler reel in blue put me down for one of them. :z16 :z16 

You can never have too many reels :z4 :z4 :z4

Hamish Young

Re: Barrio 3 Weight
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2007, 11:33:19 AM »
You can never have too many reels :z4 :z4 :z4

Thats the truth  :z4 :z16
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

 




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