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    Scotty MacFly

    Found it. I think we are thinking the same thing here creek, just not connecting.

    On the comments there is one by Rick on Dec. 22, and he says; it has a coating that is hydrophobic (air bubbles?) and the thin diameter takes advantage of the surface tension produced at the meniscus.



    It’s still going to float in the water and not on top of it like silk.

    Another thing he doesn’t talk about at all and it’s one of the negatives about mono. Stretch! A silk line gives a solid hookup, because of no stretch. It lifts off the water easier which also helps in mend better.

    Until someone proves this line is better than silk i’m not interested. I have seen one opinion stating that, but I need something more scientific.

    You still missed my last post in the OS thread.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Creek.

    Scotty MacFly

    I will read your post on OS again. I’m just got too much happening right now so its hard for me to not get confused.

    Too much on my plate at the moment.



    I was just telling you I ordered the rod from Ray. I thought you’d have some interest. Maybe not.


    Scotty MacFly

    Oh wait. Now I do need to go back and read it.
    Sorry creek. I’m just juggling everything right now at work. That’s all.
    I am interested in the rod you ordered, don’t get me wrong. I bet you,lo be happy with it.

    Give me a minute, I just misunderstood you. I was focusing on the Sunrise line all day. My bad.



    Was this line tested over the pond only in those rivers?


    Scotty MacFly

    It was tested in rivers as well. The pond they are talking of is a man made pond at the, lets call it a convention, so people can try out rods and lines.

    Line companies, to put it simply go through lots of different testing for their lines, and it seems that these lines were made for a specific type of water, like the slower moving chalk streams in southern England. I, as of this moment, don’t believe they will work so well with the waters in our area.

    Look at it this way; a thin line that is dense will sink in faster moving water that is kind of turbulant. Like our freestone streams and rivers, like the Poudre. Now, there are some areas on the Poudre that this line will work, like up near the hatchery where the water is slower because of the gradient of the flow. Or maybe even in the town of Ft. Collins.

    Here’s a video made by Todd Moen, who is an incredible film maker when it comes to fly fishing. The host is Tim Rajeff, who is a champion fly caster and a partner in Airflo fly lines, who also makes Echo fly rods. Busy guy. But this is a video on the Avon, which is where dry fly fishing was born I believe. It’s where also the first pheasant tail nymph was fished. Being new to fly fishing, I don’t know if you know what that is, but it’s a fly that is very old and famous throughout the world, and if I were to nymph fish, it would be the #1 nymph in my box. But, lets keep it dry, ok? So yes, the Avon is to be the birth place of dry fly fishing. Lots of mayflies on that river. But this video will give you a good look at what a chalk stream is like.

    But here’s the video. It’s a short one.

    Wow! Short video, but long link.

    After watching this video, I can see why Creek wants to go there so bad.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Scotty MacFly.
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