- Dec 28, 2015
The simple explanation to your question is transfer of energy - far more efficient with a taper, leading to an acceptable presentation, than with a level line.
Ok, hence the double taper which is really a flat line with a taper at the end. (The GT90 has only 10’ of taper).
Then along comes the WF which on the face of it introduces a reverse taper into the middle of the line which should hinder energy transfer?
Which takes us back to Moray's post
GT90 Front taper & tip = 10’
Belly =. 20’
Rear taper = 43’
Running line =. 17’
SLX Front taper & tip = 24.5’
Belly = 4’
Rear taper = 4.5’
Running line = 57’
The Barrio website states that both these lines are intended to be true to weight measured at 30’
Presumably there is minimal weight in the running line, compared to the head. So at 30’ we are actually weighing almost all of the casting weight in the SLX (90.9%).
By comparison, at 30’ we are only weighing about 41% of the total weight in the head of the GT90, there is another 43’ of rear taper not accounted for by this standard.
You can obviously carry a lot more line in the air with the GT90 with the weight outside the rod getting heavier each time you slip line into a false cast.
If you weighed the full head length of both of these lines, they must be different and yet they could both be a #5 or whatever.
Both those line hit their rear taper at or about 30’ with the SLX having a very short belly (flat line) giving you only 3’ after 30’ before you're into thin running line.
It really sounds like you shouldn't have more than 30' of line out for either doesn't it?