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Patrick Rotchford

Flyline
« on: January 23, 2020, 23:08:44 PM »
Hello, new guy here from NY USA.
I am looking for a new line for my rod. I have last years Orvis Cleawater 8'6  5 weight.  I fish nymphs, some dries and a occasional wolly bugger. Need a line that can handle them all. Was looking at Cortland 444 Peach but found some info on Barrio lines and am very interested. Can you give me some ideas of what would work for me. Kinda liked the instructor line. Look forward to some responses Pat!

Mike Barrio

Re: Flyline
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 23:13:49 PM »
Hi Pat ..... welcome to the forum :z16

From what you describe, my choices would be a Mallard WF5F, or an SLX WF5F line.

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

Patrick Rotchford

Re: Flyline
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 23:31:25 PM »
Thx Mike. Can you give me some info on the slx line. Have not heard of it.

Patrick Rotchford

Re: Flyline
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 23:39:58 PM »
I looked up the slx- the mallard seems more like what I need.  Still wondering about the instructor line though. Really like the 2 color combo. Also can I get loops on my line?

Mike Barrio

Re: Flyline
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 09:54:24 AM »
Hi Pat

The Instructor line is no longer available, I discontinued it a while ago. The SLX is the most similar, but the Mallard will also serve you well.

I don't weld loops on trout lines because I find them unreliable. We use Roman Moser Minicon braided loops and these are available in the accessories section of the website.

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

James Laraway

Re: Flyline
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 12:02:09 PM »
Patrick,
I can thoroughly recommend the SLX, its an awesome all-round line. Great for 'point and shoot', great for roll casting, great profile for turning over big flies....

regards
James

Patrick Rotchford

Re: Flyline
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 23:11:17 PM »
Thank you guys for your help!

Patrick Rotchford

Re: Flyline
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2020, 13:44:06 PM »
Mike, just wanted to let you know I receieved my fly line yesterday. Still have about 6 weeks till I can use it.  Appreciate your great service!! Thx Pat!

Mike Barrio

Re: Flyline
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 14:08:24 PM »
Thanks Pat, I hope you enjoy a good season :z16
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Patrick Rotchford

Re: Flyline
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 23:17:44 PM »
Is Gorilla glue safe to use on my flyline?  putting loop connector on.

Mike Barrio

Re: Flyline
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2020, 01:35:00 AM »
Hi Patrick

Yes, but like all superglue type products, use a tiny amount :wink
I don't use any glue with the Roman Moser loops.

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

Patrick Rotchford

Re: Flyline
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2020, 18:03:08 PM »
I tried putting the loop you sent with my line and I melted the loop. I bought some rio loops yesterday and put one on. Just used 1 drop to secure the clear tube on the end. Worked well.

 




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