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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 email@example.com telling me your requirements.
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