Sandbagged!

Sandbagged!
Photograph by Steve Barnett

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Lines...

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...are now available in WF3F, WF4F, WF5F, WF6F and WF7F.  They are the best quality possible today and are the only lines made specifically for the rigours of dry fly fishing, with no consideration towards other types of angling.  You can of course use them for other stuff, like wets and nymphs, but they are designed and built for dry fly fishing.

There has been no compromise made at all.  The best and latest core material was chosen, so memory won't spoil your first casts of the day.  The coating uses the finest glass balls, so the surface is as smooth as possible and yet the line floats really well.  The anti-friction content is a special material that doesn't cause a shine, so lets the lines be slick running through your rod's guides, yet still keep a dull finish to avoid flash, even in bright sunlight.  The brown colour is unique, being that of smooth, high organic content, MUD!  This has proven to be the best colour for avoiding the flicker and flash effect of pale coloured lines, as you make your false casts.  You will frighten fewer fish when casting this line.

The taper is especially designed to let you make accurate and delicate casts with only a very short amount of line through your tip ring.  In fact, during the trials, it proved easy to cast with just the weight of the line threaded up along the rod and no fly line actually outside the tip ring.  Then, when you need to make longer casts, the combination of the belly, the rear taper and the special anti-friction material in the coating lets you do this with ease and accuracy.  If you follow the advice about leaders, in the booklet, you will find even at long range your casts can turn over nicely and your presentations can still be delicate to help avoid scaring your fish.

The packaging is simple but attention to detail has been continued here as well.  The lines are bound with "pipe cleaners" rather than tapes.  The thought of a nearly fifty quid line being accidentally cut when snipping off tapes is too horrifying to bear.  Each line comes on a spool, so you do not risk kinking, knotting tangles when trying to get the line onto your reel.  It is a simple matter to push a pencil through the card insert in the spool and get someone to hold this "axle" whilst the spool turns as you load the line.  If you are doing this alone, simply make two small columns of books or magazines a couple of inches apart and trap each end of the pencil inside books opposite each other in the columns.  Then wind the line onto your reel whilst the spool turns between the two columns of books, or magazines. 

You will be pleased to note that each line has a label attached to the reel end of the line with the legend "ATTACH THIS END TO BACKING", which will save you from putting the line on the reel back to front.

How much?  £47 plus postage and packing.  These are lines that I vouch for personally and are guaranteed against any manufacturing defect.  If you would like one, drop me an email on dryflyexpert@o2.co.uk telling me your requirements.

That's the end of the commercial break.  We'll finish off clothing in the next post and move onto... tackle.

Regular Rod

8 comments:

  1. I have just placed my order for a WF4F with you via email and await further instructions
    regards
    Peter

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  2. Thank you Peter, that's great and very encouraging!

    Regular Rod

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  3. Greetings! I wondered whether these lines are made in the UK or if not where. Many thanks! Clem Booth

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  4. Hello Clem

    Yes the lines are made in Redditch, England from materials produced in the UK.

    If you click on the "logo" near the top of the right hand panel on the blog it will take you to a lot more information that you might like to read.

    Thank you for your interest.


    Regular Rod

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  5. Excellent shot showing lines on window sill.

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  6. I've recently taken delivery of my line. Personally I'm not totally convinced of this debate about the colour of the line, but I know Regular Rod is religious about this, so will go along with it. However what I do know is that this is simply the best river fly line I have ever used in 30 yrs fishing. Does it sound bonkers if I describe it as 'like coming home'? the line seems to fill a missing part of my fishing jigsaw, making casting as natural as stretching my arm. Yes, I did catch fish with it on first use (3 wild brownies - all safely returned), now my main worry is whether the line will still be around when I need to replace it in a few years - maybe I should stockpile them... Please do carry on making these lines - as you may perhaps be able tell I am extremely pleased with it and to be able to buy direct from you, the designer is great. I fish the Dove, so maybe it's that special Derbyshire air it needs?
    I also thought the line was expensive until I checked - they really aren't.


    Finally, and I should write this in a tiny font it it were possible, the.line.works.well.with.small.nymphs [sorry RR]

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  7. If it works on the Dove it will work on any river! ;)

    Thank you for your kind comments and I hope you have many happy moments deceiving fish with it -anywhere!

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  8. These are brilliant lines. Used a WF 5 for first time yesterday on the Avon and found it worked perfectly on my cane rod. Perhaps by coincidence had my best grayling of the season to 2 and half pounds as well as a huge out of season brownie in superlative condition. I will recommend these lines to all....they are great. Best regards and happy new year! Clem Booth

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