Pike fly line

Millis13

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Airflo 40+ vs guideline pike line (intermediate 10#) both at £45 but don’t know which to go for?
 

Morsq95

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Airflo make great lines- I personally use the RIO Pike/Musky Int and S6 lines which are really good! Maybe other options to consider!
 

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Agree with Morsq - RIO Pike/Musky Int/S6 is a dream - sure a bit more pricey than others but I do love it!
 

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The Airflo sniper is hard to beat. The scientific anglers titan taper is awesome, but twice the price of the sniper!
 

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I have been fishing with the Airflo Sniper lines and they are excellent. I recently got a Sunray sink tip line on offer for £20, haven't had a chance to use it yet but seems worth a punt for £20. I'm sure the Barrio lines will be great as I have a few of his other lines and they are great. It's just that the Airflos are so durable I have not needed to buy anything else. I have the float/ inter and Di3 snipers but there is no sink tip in the range as far as I know so took a chance on the Sunray.
 

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By 3 Weight Forward "Mill ends" or Airflo seconds in the appropriate aftm off Ebay for £15.....and cut 8 to 10ft off the front end of each line

You will now have a range of lines, to suit different conditions/waters each with a blunt front taper to turn over large pike flies ..

Much more cost effective than specialist "predator lines".....

( I'd go Floater, Intermediate and Fast Sink)

If you spend £15 , cut the lines down aren't happy and think I was talking sh!te I will willingly send you £15.

Alternatively just buy the intermediate version for about £8 and cut it down
 
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I noticed a few maxcatch pike lines on ebay.
And
For whatever reason the big nasty isn't available on the website?
 

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I've got yhe Maxcatch Saltwater Outbound from the website,
Short head and "ultra-aggressive front taper" for turning over heavy flies into the wind.
That way you get the discount too.
 

Gordon Ottershaw

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Airflo 40+ vs guideline pike line (intermediate 10#) both at £45 but don’t know which to go for?
Have you ever hooked a pike 40yds away and have you ever caught a pike that needed a #10 to land it?
People seem to be using huge flies now for pike but most of my best pike have been on smaller flies.
Ten weights are capable of landing 100lb tarpon, is a 10lb pike really in that category?
 

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Have you ever hooked a pike 40yds away and have you ever caught a pike that needed a #10 to land it?
People seem to be using huge flies now for pike but most of my best pike have been on smaller flies.
Ten weights are capable of landing 100lb tarpon, is a 10lb pike really in that category?
Good point. Though, if there are known specimen fish, stepping up a tad is ok. Personally, I’m not one for craning large fish in. I prefer they take another lunge to tire themselves before landing otherwise they start flipping about on the bank. I know that’s not generally advised, but in my mind it’s the lesser of two evils when caring for the fish.
Pike are relatively easy to play for such a large fish.
 

original cormorant

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Have you ever hooked a pike 40yds away and have you ever caught a pike that needed a #10 to land it?
People seem to be using huge flies now for pike but most of my best pike have been on smaller flies.
Ten weights are capable of landing 100lb tarpon, is a 10lb pike really in that category?
#10 for pike has nothing to do with landing monster fish, it's about delivering monster flies.. And tarpon are generally caught on flies that would be regarded as undersize for pike.
 

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More Pike are damaged by bad handling once out of the water than anything else.
Too many anglers seem scared and don't handle them efficiently.
At least on the fly not many deep hooked fish.
 

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I have been fishing with the Airflo Sniper lines and they are excellent. I recently got a Sunray sink tip line on offer for £20, haven't had a chance to use it yet but seems worth a punt for £20. I'm sure the Barrio lines will be great as I have a few of his other lines and they are great. It's just that the Airflos are so durable I have not needed to buy anything else. I have the float/ inter and Di3 snipers but there is no sink tip in the range as far as I know so took a chance on the Sunray.

Hi stevie d: I'm in need of advice and wondering if you have experience of Dol y gaer, Pontsticill?

Im learning to Pike /pearch fly fish so I joined MTAA, and from what I've seen of reservoirs (Dol y gaer, pontsticill) there in is limited casting space.

Bottomend'ish of Dol y gaer and certain areas of Pontsticill. Can you offer any advice, help: recommended flys and depth/bed of waters.

Fish safe Neil 🎣
I have been fishing with the Airflo Sniper lines and they are excellent. I recently got a Sunray sink tip line on offer for £20, haven't had a chance to use it yet but seems worth a punt for £20. I'm sure the Barrio lines will be great as I have a few of his other lines and they are great. It's just that the Airflos are so durable I have not needed to buy anything else. I have the float/ inter and Di3 snipers but there is no sink tip in the range as far as I know so took a chance on the Sunray.

I have been fishing with the Airflo Sniper lines and they are excellent. I recently got a Sunray sink tip line on offer for £20, haven't had a chance to use it yet but seems worth a punt for £20. I'm sure the Barrio lines will be great as I have a few of his other lines and they are great. It's just that the Airflos are so durable I have not needed to buy anything else. I have the float/ inter and Di3 snipers but there is no sink tip in the range as far as I know so took a chance on the Sunray.
 

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Well unusually for me I bought a real cheapo of a line to go on my #12weight,a Talon #12 weight floater, I couldn't try it out because I was waiting for the rod to arrive. When I spooled the line it appeared very smooth ,I fitted the provided loops so was all ready to go once the rod arrived.

The rod arrived today so I gave it a try on my front lawn,well all I can say is the rod and line performed brilliantly. The rod is a Maxcatch Premium 9' #12 weight and I was surprised at the quality of finish. All in all a brilliant set up for under £60. I wondered how I would get on with a rod of this weight but I managed to cast it without any issues other than I need a longer front garden.:rolleyes:
 

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