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looks good, I observed the following:

1. tick paradise 18 secs
2. a fine execution of the Compy cast at 1'20s
3. I'm not sure at around three minutes the wrong loops were used?
4. Einaudi music - a braw choice much better than m o r rock or music that sound lifted off a porn tape.

good stuff

What in gods name are you talking about??
The only thing I observed was that Matti Hayes had put a few pounds on since he was a
Chub fishing on the Upper Severn and he's swapped his baseball cap for a tweed one.
I wonder what his mate Micks doing these days:rolleyes:
 
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What in gods name are you talking about??
The only thing I observed was that Matti Hayes had put a few pounds on since he was a
Chub fishing on the Upper Severn and he's swapped his baseball cap for a tweed one.
I wonder what his mate Micks doing these days:rolleyes:

I think that is his mate Mick. He's just putting on the accent.
 

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What in gods name are you talking about??
The only thing I observed was that Matti Hayes had put a few pounds on since he was a
Chub fishing on the Upper Severn and he's swapped his baseball cap for a tweed one.
I wonder what his mate Micks doing these days:rolleyes:

Simon we've been here afore, what is it you dinnae ken?

I couldnae write any plainer
 

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Actually I dont really get what the big revolution is with this system.

What is the difference to the Loop adapted line system where you also can change the tip of your head.

I think the Loop thing came out already something like 9 years ago and since it wasnt a big success it seems to me that guideline is now copying the idea and trying to use it with better marketing?

Maybe it is a good line, I don´t know has somebody tried this stuff?


Regards,
Tom
 

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I have two of the DDC Connect systems and they work very well indeed.Now over time I have owned and still do many muti tip lines and they all tend to suffer from the same niggles.Rarely do you find a line that will cast its heaviest/fastest sinking tip as well as its mid range sinking tip,neither do you find that the floating tip will give you the delicate presentation of a full floater.
The Connect however will present its fastest sinking tip just as well as its floating tip,the choice of bellies again gives you the option of a single line system-should you so desire one-however the deal stealer for me is the connect will present 15ft lengths of T stuff in place of the 15ft tips the line is designed for very very well indeed.
I use both my Connects with a 5ft poly in place on all but the fastest tip-8ips or there a bouts- it extends the sinking portion to 20ft,gives an excellent anchor for any type of cast.
You could argue the line falls between a true multi tip s/head and a Skagit line,very versatile in my book as you can get delicacy of presentation with a floater or brutal power to heave the heavy stuff out there where you need to.More and more I'm reaching for this line as opposed to a dedicated sinker due to its versatility-however I'll still fish a dedicated sinker if I know the water or what I'm facing-so far not had a problem in getting down when I need to.My 10/11 line is cut to 41g for my 15ft Guideline rods,used with a 5ft poly. it casts a dream either touch n go or sustained anchor.Pedro.
 

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Apart from the welded loops on the Ready To Go system, are there any other differences between this line and the DDC Connect that was available before the RTG?

I have the DDC Connect that was pre Ready To Go, where you cut and looped the reel end of the head. I like it, but I think it's an unusual line. The head itself is the least supple fly line I've ever used. It's more like cable with it's thick and stiff plastic coating. The tips on the other hand are very supple, but they're also fat along their whole length. I find the line to be a bit splashy when it comes to presentation. It's not a deal breaker of a splash though, and maybe Polytips could help. Also, the loop-to-loops between the head and tip are fat, so get stuck in the rod rings pretty much every time they're in contact. Pulls through okay with a fish on, but frustrating when you're tackling up and pulling line off to start a new run.

But... It's a very robust line and is nice to fish. I've snagged mine up in branches and dragged it from rocky snags and the coating is still like new in its 4th/5th season. It can carry heavy flies anywhere you point them. And while the Direct Connect term was probably coined because of it's low stretch properties, there is a feeling of being directly connected to the fly at all times on the swing. I don't know how to describe that better. I think it's a good workhorse of a line and great for searching any fly water conditions if you can manage or aren't bothered by a bit of splash.
 

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looks good, I observed the following:

1. tick paradise 18 secs
2. a fine execution of the Compy cast at 1'20s
3. I'm not sure at around three minutes the wrong loops were used?
4. Einaudi music - a braw choice much better than m o r rock or music that sound lifted off a porn tape.

good stuff

Compy and porn don't really go together?:confused::eek:
 

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Actually I dont really get what the big revolution is with this system.

What is the difference to the Loop adapted line system where you also can change the tip of your head.

I think the Loop thing came out already something like 9 years ago and since it wasnt a big success it seems to me that guideline is now copying the idea and trying to use it with better marketing?

Maybe it is a good line, I don´t know has somebody tried this stuff?


Regards,
Tom

Its a good line alright, nothing new here though. Guideline are doing these videos on their products to get them exposed further afield. Think they are going to be releasing a few more on their products old and new.
 

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I have a couple of the old models and like them a lot. As previously commented, just like a slightly longer Skagit, but just as good at turning over any of the various Guideline tips, or the 15ft Rio equivalents. Also slightly easier to cast with a fast action rod (e.g. Loomis Stinger) than the normal run of Skagits.

You used to be able to buy the bellies (float, inter or type 2)separately from GAC which was great when I damaged one, but sadly they stopped doing this a while back. Hope this will be resurrected too.

Assume that the £20 price hike was so they could pay Matt Hayes to "star" in their video?
 
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