Now call me an old stick in the mud,dyed in the wool old fashioned geezer but is it just me who wonders why we need the Americans(oh all right then all round good geezer Simon Gawesworth) to explain what the Americans overcomplicated in the first place?,oh and especially Rio who seem to be very good at it too! ,yours off to buy a DT line,Pedro.
Totally agree with this. If you were a beginner in the sport there is no doubt you would be confused beyond belief. The possible line configurations with tips and poly leaders would now run into hundreds. Rio make great products but have cleverly created a whole new tackle industry by endlessly tweaking last years products.
I still have my old Aircel Ultra DT10. Must be at least twenty years old - they get better when the tip sinks anyway. There can't be much profit in products like that. Looking back I am amazed that I caught so many fish on it - and I was overhead casting most of the time!
I enjoyed the short film,
I didn't find it confusing at all, and I'm no pro. What I did find interesting was that Simon suggested not to use Polyleaders on the Short Scandi lines.
Mono straight from the tip? Have I been using my Short Scandi line wrong
Using the Short scandi with the 10' tips for a 13' and smaller rod, then putting 15' tips on the same line to use on a 14' and bigger rod is a good use of one line. I will be now buying the 15' tips to suit my 14' rod
you can use either polyleaders/ versileasers or tapered mono leaders off the tip no problem Derek! Glad you've grasped the idea in useing the same line /head with differing lenght tips to suite rod lenght,
Yes I understand that you can use poly/versileaders Dexter. I was just wondering why Simon in his short film has suggested not to use them (short scandi) just tippet straight from the tips. But did state to use poly/versileaders on the skagit lines
I know not to use tip of the line for the anchor.
On the other hand tapered mono leader maybe a different situation as I have not used one
In that case there must be some poor sod in marketing who has to think the names up....
How about ( for 2015):
technical super short bullet head wind jammer....with reversible semi skagit variable tips ( these will be 12.5 feet long and neatly provide an answer to those salmon lies where a ten foot tip is not enough and a 15 foot too much...
I don't know why I'm laughing...... I'm as bad as any with near 20 rio lines at the last count ( some of which I struggle to remember what they are)
This is what I do for a living. It isn't a poor sod in marketing sitting there reinventing the wheel. The canny sod in marketing briefs someone like me.
Compy seems sure I'm only in this for the words. You're on.
For a long light spey line.....
super long taper, v-loop, graduated transitional turnover thistledown ghost line, or for short: SLT,VLGTTTG.......of course this would come in a normal butt section to aid turnover, and a Max booty version for when its windy