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The ME arrowhead twin Spey lines were a lovely cast, the floater, never tried the sinkers though.
Neil is correct. The fast sink version was like casting a bag of spanners but the Inty and medium sink are lovely lines,How do the arrowhead lines cast ? Got one on a hardy spool from ebay last year but never had a cast of it yet. Gave it to my dad to try on his 13ft vision first but hes not tried eirher.
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You’re quite right. I got it the wrong way round.My view is the reverse of what you say in para 1. Sorry
OK well researched. The other point is the line-length. The heavier lines are obtainable in full salmon lengths, maybe 35 yds, so the belly of the line has much more weight than shorter lines. I suppose it’s all about relative density.You’re quite right. I got it the wrong way round.
Here’s a link to an article from 1979 where some detailed testing was done on the then range of sinking lines readily available in the USA. The Wet Cel II rates for level sections of the belly of various AFTMA weights are in Table 1 of the third page of the pdf.
Are these trout lines or salmon lines? I couldn't really work it out from the Youtube clips but see Rennie's point in his post about line strength.Airflo 40+Sniper for me too. I do use the full set (single hand and switch) for all sorts of fishing. I am using a casette reel for this purpose and quickly change to the densities that I do need. These are very robust lines that don't let you down for years.
Thanks for all the replies everyone especially Jeff for the research on sinking rates paper and Rennie for the above.As far as sinking lines go, the Wet Cel 2 was the general purpose sinker. It sank from 2.5 to 3 ips, that would depend on the lines profile and weight. The DT 12 being the fastest at 3ips. Bear in mind also that was before density compensation, so thinner finer front tapers and running lines would sink slower than heavy fat bellies.
Now for a modern day equivalent, the Airflo Di3 will be pretty close as will the Guideline sink 1/2. Both will sink quicker at the tip due to density compensation.
Now Isisalar,I'd think carefully about using one of this type of lines for Salmon as they'll be 20lb core!, most Trout lines are!, so be aware.
I'd also say a wet 2 or equivalent might not be fast enough for your intended purpose!, hazarding a guess you'll need a quicker sinking line for the Avon.Also bearing in mind some of the brute's that get caught there a single hander might not be the best line of approach.I feel very much you'll be cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Personally I'd look to a short double hander (to help you cast overhead and to control any fish you'll hook to boot! ), a Skagit line, T tips and flee's with not too much weight- maybe a tungsten cone!- but still plenty of wing length from a short leader.Honestly a Wet 2 won't be any where near fast enough!..Now you'll need to factor in the weight of the Skagit and the tips you'll be using if you're going to overhead cast or you'll break your rod!.
A chinese Skagit can be got for not a lot of outlay and then some T stuff lengths will see you in a far better place for the catching of catching Salar over a single hander and wf wet 2 line!.
As far as the Evans sinkers go, well they're bob on, actually density compensated and a touch quicker than a wet 2 of equivalent size at 3.3 ips, they fish a lot lot better than a DT wet cel 2, much more predictable.Another thing to be realised is the Evans lines are designed to be fished in conjunction with the Evans 10ft poly tips, being parallel the sink rate of his own polys are very well predictable and work very very well together.Not only is the sink rate at the business end maintained, but the extra length makes the lines much much better to cast.I hear some of you question the fastest sinker being a bag of spanners to cast?, well a similar sink rate of Evans poly sorts the front on that line out nicely.
The Intermediate is a wonderful line, worth a pop on any ones spare spool.The floater does work, but needs extending with a 15ft Airflo poly and at least 6ft of tippet.
For lovers of full lines, they're a great choice and will work very well indeed.
For a short intermediate carrier (19/20ft) your may like to look at the Guideline Compact multi tip Intermediate /S3 body currently on sale direct from Guideline in 8/9 & 9/10 as a new model is on the way.Ah!, got you now Isisalar, quite a set of problems you find yourself with!.
So, revising my opinions now, maybe look to an intermediate carrier and some form of variable sink tips?, should beat the wind and let you get down where you need to?.