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ohanzee

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Is it just me thinking if Tangled got his new rod rating system up and running he would be the only one not able to use it? :D
 

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I can cast further with a #4 but it's not great idea for the kind of fishing I do.

I prefer to use the slightly heavier line because it works really well with my rod in the circumstances I fish - which is often restricted back casts and roll and spey casting. Though god knows why I bother explaining myself to you two trolls, you're not remotely interested in understanding stuff, you just want to be a bloody nuisance.
the trouble with wrestling with a greased pig is ,you soon realize he likes it
 

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Holy mother of god, dam, you guys are masters at senseless arguments. I think I will post a threaded on which is the best breakfast tea & see how many day or months that can be debated
There is no "best" breakfast tea period, coffee or stay in bed till tea time 😂
 

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Holy mother of god, dam, you guys are masters at senseless arguments. I think I will post a threaded on which is the best breakfast tea & see how many day or months that can be debated

also masters of bringing one senseless argument from one thread into every other thread on the forum.... expect to see breakfast tea appearing in the best pertol, electric or push lawnmower thread and the bi-monthly fluoro or nylon thread....😂
 

JoeOh

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Holy mother of god, dam, you guys are masters at senseless arguments. I think I will post a threaded on which is the best breakfast tea & see how many day or months that can be debated
I would like them to discuss the merits of An Understanding of Viagra.
Could reach two thousand posts arguing about rod thickness, stiffnness flexibility, trajectory, distance, country of ingredients origin and recovery ratios.....
 

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....yes wouldnt have been right for you. They were not additionally weighted casting aid lines.

I know facts confuse you and spoil your little personal fantasies, but do try to concentrate.

My objection with the 444 was that it was curly-whirly, not that it was light.

And the 444 is actually 4 grains heavier than the Gold. At 153.9 grains it's actually a #6. You have no idea what you're actually fishing with have you?

“ One thing we found interesting about Cortland lines (including lines made by Cortland like Teeny), is that they are a little bit heavier than their cousins at Rio and SA for similar tapers.” Trident.
 

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They don’t grow tea in Yorkshire, it’s another marketing lie.

Weigh the box and you’ll find it’s a few grams over. This is to convince novice tea makers they are proficient at this complex task.
I think what we need is a universal measurement system for teabags, based on the strength of tea per second of brewing. Once this has been done, teapots can then be tested to establish how long the convection currents take to brew the tea to the same strength as in the 'industry standard' laboratory test vessel.

Teapots can then be rated to the tea bag, for instance, you'd normally use a #5 bag for a #5 teapot, using length of time to vary the strength of brew as required. However, those who want to present a cup of tea in a shorter time could use a #6 or even a mild #7 tea bag in a #5 teapot to achieve this. Simple.

However, it would be important not to significantly over-bag or under-bag a teapot, as this could lead to very poor presentation... or even a broken teapot (if the person you served the unsatisfactory tea to happened to be bad tempered!).

I think it's high time we standardised this currently chaotic tea brewing system, which results in people quite wrongly saying they don't like a particular brand of tea bag, when it's most likely their brewing that's at fault. (y)
 
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ohanzee

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Holy mother of god, dam, you guys are masters at senseless arguments. I think I will post a threaded on which is the best breakfast tea & see how many day or months that can be debated

To be fair the original subject was Airflo lines, you have to go some to find disagreement :D
 

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at what time of the day is officially TEA TIME ? I know it's proper not to start drinking before noon .
Now is about right

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on your recommendation I ordered some , I shall soon be able to judge your taste in tea & possibly other things
Nice. It is a bold 'working mans' tea.
If you enjoy it, then you probably enjoy a good robust single malt scotch too.
I highly reccomend Port Charlotte 10 year old. A really great drop of the cure, that one! From the Bruichladdch distilliary on the island of Islay, Scotland. You will find it in the US on line. If not drop me a line and I will find you a bottle.

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I know facts confuse you and spoil your little personal fantasies, but do try to concentrate.

My objection with the 444 was that it was curly-whirly, not that it was light.

And the 444 is actually 4 grains heavier than the Gold. At 153.9 grains it's actually a #6. You have no idea what you're actually fishing with have you?

“ One thing we found interesting about Cortland lines (including lines made by Cortland like Teeny), is that they are a little bit heavier than their cousins at Rio and SA for similar tapers.” Trident.
There you go again quoting from Google marketers...!
Do you know anything about Trident? I actually know Ben quite well 🤣🤣
You would be part of the target group! - think about that...!

How can a line sold as a 5wt. be a 6wt.?I should have known it was a chubby overweight casting aid line, as soon as you said you had used one...


What have you got against the overwight 'casting aid' lines? You are clearly a user of them.

If they were not sold as casting aids at the same line wt. as your rod, then you have to buy lines one weight heavier than your rod to help you. That would become confusing, especially for begginers and other people like yourself with inherant limited casting abilities.

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Tangled

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How can a line sold as a 5wt. be a 6wt.?
By being overweight. It's not a particularly difficult concept to grasp for most. Generally, when a merchant is telling you that something weighs x grams, we don't expect it to actually measure y grams.
What have you got against the overwight 'casting aid' lines?
Their incorrect labelling and marketing and the fact that you don't know if you've bought one or not.
If they were not sold as casting aids at the same line wt. as your rod, then you have to buy lines one weight heavier than your rod to help you. That would become confusing, especially for begginers and other people like yourself with inherant limited casting abilities.
So, as the actual weight is not given for most fly lines, and that you hadn't the faintest clue that the Cortland 444 was an overweight line - in fact you thought it was 'light' - tell us, what is the weight of the lines that you use and how do you know?
 

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By being overweight. It's not a particularly difficult concept to grasp for most. Generally, when a merchant is telling you that something weighs x grams, we don't expect it to actually measure y grams.

Their incorrect labelling and marketing and the fact that you don't know if you've bought one or not.

So, as the actual weight is not given for most fly lines, and that you hadn't the faintest clue that the Cortland 444 was an overweight line - in fact you thought it was 'light' - tell us, what is the weight of the lines that you use and how do you know?
FFS, This thread was about slinky airflo floating lines, not Tangled's wonderful new system for lines, which has been adequately done to death elswhere.
Give it a bye!
 

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I remember being really disappointed with the famous peach 444 I bought god knows how many years ago. Incredibly curly thing.

Years ago I bought one that was coily and the shop told me that I had streched it wrong. To cut a long story short I sent it back to America at their request and sent me a new line and an apology.

I still use it and it still lays straight.


Oh and its got to be Yorkshire tea
 

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