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#11 Anderoo

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:46 PM

Hello mate,

Don't scrimp on the line Hardys do a Fantastic light wheight DT line about 30 I use the 3wt straight as a die and nice and Limp.

Loop used to do a reel the ??? midge, cant for the life of me remember the full name but a freind had one and loved it,


Ta mate, I just ordered an Airflo River & Stream Ultra High Floating (44.95, sale price 14.95 including VAT) from Tacklebargains. That'll do me! I only flyfish for 2-3 months a year anyway, during the traditional coarse closed season.

Still undecided on the reel - the Greys looks good but it is rated 4/5. Still, looks light enough. The trouble is the rod weighs virtually nothing so I could really do with something tiny to balance it properly... the Loop sounds tasty, but I think I'm well outside the Loop price range unfortunately!
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

Ta mate, I just ordered an Airflo River & Stream Ultra High Floating (44.95, sale price 14.95 including VAT) from Tacklebargains. That'll do me! I only flyfish for 2-3 months a year anyway, during the traditional coarse closed season.

Still undecided on the reel - the Greys looks good but it is rated 4/5. Still, looks light enough. The trouble is the rod weighs virtually nothing so I could really do with something tiny to balance it properly... the Loop sounds tasty, but I think I'm well outside the Loop price range unfortunately!


Oh dear
Still, it will do to hold your beans up :headhurt:
Airflo floating lines have more memory than my wife after I've had a good time at a party :black_eye:
The link was to the Mastery XPS :rolleyes:
Still, good luck with it.

As for your reel look here

http://cgi.ebay.com/...oQQcmdZViewItem

I have bought from Gremlin several times, in fact I bought my float tube from them. Excellent service.

Edited by Sportsman, 13 February 2007 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:07 AM

Oh dear
Still, it will do to hold your beans up :headhurt:
Airflo floating lines have more memory than my wife after I've had a good time at a party :black_eye:
The link was to the Mastery XPS :rolleyes:
Still, good luck with it.

As for your reel look here

http://cgi.ebay.com/...oQQcmdZViewItem

I have bought from Gremlin several times, in fact I bought my float tube from them. Excellent service.


Nice metaphor! But it's alright, I know their reputation is less than perfect but I've had a few Airflo floaters and they've been fine. Besides, for the type of fishing I'll be doing, memory isn't a real problem. 27 is more than I want to spend. Cheers though.

I'm not sure about the reel - I might go back to the Orvis shop and have a look at their littlest one...
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:01 PM

Nice metaphor! But it's alright, I know their reputation is less than perfect but I've had a few Airflo floaters and they've been fine. Besides, for the type of fishing I'll be doing, memory isn't a real problem. 27 is more than I want to spend. Cheers though.

I'm not sure about the reel - I might go back to the Orvis shop and have a look at their littlest one...


Anderoo
I was looking for 2# line and reel recently too. Reel solved by generous Christmas pressie but bought a 'slight seconds' DT2 from Mullarkeys for 3.50. The reel is small enough that I will be cutting the line in two - so that's 1.75 each half that should last ten seasons! And if it's a slight second there's a 50% chance of one half being OK!

http://www.mullarkey...dget-fly-lines/

Haven't cast with it yet but I can't spot the imperfection and I don't think it was an Airflop in a different life.

Good luck.

Cicada

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:16 PM

Anderoo
I was looking for 2# line and reel recently too. Reel solved by generous Christmas pressie but bought a 'slight seconds' DT2 from Mullarkeys for 3.50. The reel is small enough that I will be cutting the line in two - so that's 1.75 each half that should last ten seasons! And if it's a slight second there's a 50% chance of one half being OK!

http://www.mullarkey...dget-fly-lines/

Haven't cast with it yet but I can't spot the imperfection and I don't think it was an Airflop in a different life.

Good luck.

Cicada


Hi Cicada

I bought one of those lines once, and it was OK. It only lasted a season but that's good value in anyone's book! Not great for long casting but if you're fishing close in (which is what my 2-weight outfit is for) I don't think a more expensive line is essential. Better and nicer to use, sure! But not essential.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:26 PM

Did you get sorted with a reel? I would go with your original thought - the Okuma SLV. I have 2, a 4/5 and a 8/9, both are superb reels for the money & they as light as you'd want.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:14 PM

Anderoo
If you haven't got your line yet have a look at this one

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

If you miss this he may have some in his shop.
Best delicate presentation line available :D

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:35 PM

With the exchange rate at nearly $2 to 1, Ebay.com is probably the place to shop.
I got a new Okuma AirFrame (now called the Cascade) for less that 20, when the cheapest I could find over here was 29.99.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 12:43 PM

I've ordered a reel now, a J. Austin Forbes 2" Avon (like the one here http://www.jaustinfo....com/avon.html). I'm not paying full price mind! It looks ideal, only 1.6oz and should balance the tiny rod perfectly.

Thanks again for all your helpful suggestions - the snowdrops and daffodils are out here and spring is almost in the air...it won't be long until we're back out on the streams creeping about, flicking tiny flies into little gaps, waiting for the line to tighten and lifting into the first wild brownie of the new year... :)
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:32 PM

I've ordered a reel now, a J. Austin Forbes 2" Avon (like the one here http://www.jaustinfo....com/avon.html). I'm not paying full price mind! It looks ideal, only 1.6oz and should balance the tiny rod perfectly.

Thanks again for all your helpful suggestions - the snowdrops and daffodils are out here and spring is almost in the air...it won't be long until we're back out on the streams creeping about, flicking tiny flies into little gaps, waiting for the line to tighten and lifting into the first wild brownie of the new year... :)


Well you have done better than me. I tried to buy a JAF reel and could never get a response to an email.
I would be interested in your opinion

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