wychwood fly lines...OK or not?

kreid

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I am seeing a couple of good deals on wychwood fly lines, namely a 4 weight floater, a feather down model...anyone used a wychwood fly line before?
 

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I am seeing a couple of good deals on wychwood fly lines, namely a 4 weight floater, a feather down model...anyone used a wychwood fly line before?
Big fan of them, the delicate presentation ones, £20 or less.
S.
 

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No association with Wychwood other than being a massive fan of their fly lines, the Charles Jardine presentation is the best dry fly I’ve ever fished with, pure magic. Their ‘drop dry’ wader bag is pretty special too!


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Yes, They the wychwood lines I have tried are very good value for money.
I particularly like the "big Dipper" sink tip fly line.
 

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I coarse fish as well and I haven't met a wychwood product I didn't like, I have a couple of their pike rods, a carryall and various stuff and they are all VG for the money. Just fly lines can be tricky.I have ordered a thistledown 3 WF for dry fihing etc.
 

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I have Charles Jardine presentation lines in 4wt and 5wt and find them very good irrespective of being very reasonably priced. I like the matt green colour.
 

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The wychwood flylines are great value for money

The rocket taper is a great taper for smashing through the wind


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I bought one of their intermediates which I haven't had a chance to use yet. However, I don't rate their Rover net. It looks the business, but I've gone through 3 of them. I'm a fly fishing guide so a good extending landing net is a prerequisite. No good being on the banks of the Kennet or wherever with a client who has a good fish on and I can't reach the thing with the landing net. The Rover ticked that box well enough, but the fault lay in the flick-over system which failed on two of the nets. The third one was trashed by some client's children, so not Wychwood's fault.

I ended up buying a McLean net which does not reach as far but is acceptable.
 

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I can vouch for the big dipper line - casts really well & presents the flies well - a good line from the boat or bank,
Good value for money too!
 

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Oh I love Wychwood, good honest well made gear at decent money. Our “team net” - the one me and my mate always take out in the boat with us - is a Wychwood Boatman which extends to, oh I dunno, a long bloody way, 8 feet or so. I use it all the time for everything, brilliant piece of kit. I have a McLeans net but like all “trout nets” the handle is nowhere near long enough, quite how you’re expected to land a fish using a 15 foot leader with a 3 foot long landing net, I do not know.

I use a net float on my Wychwood net, a hangover from my coarse days. Funny, I’ve never seen another fluff chicken using one but I wouldn’t be without it, makes life so much easier landing fish.

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*The above should read “fluff chucker” not chicken, bloody autocorrect on my phone. I may also have had a glass or three of Bordeaux. Ahem.
 

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Oh, but the OP was asking about Wychwood lines (that’s your fault getting me banging on about nets, Bob) and I’m a huge fan. I think I’ve bored everone enough about them previously so I’ll just say this (and as ever, I am in full agreement with Roger) buy a Wychwood Connect Rocket taper for £24 off the Bay. Best line/deal going.

Skaj
 

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Agree all the foregoing; had the excellent CJ designed/helped/promoted/sponsored 'presentation' four weight a couple of years and cannot fault it, so have just purchased the new range's three weight floater for the new season on a Hampshire chalk stream. Excellent VFM, good products.
 

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Agree all the foregoing; had the excellent CJ designed/helped/promoted/sponsored 'presentation' four weight a couple of years and cannot fault it, so have just purchased the new range's three weight floater for the new season on a Hampshire chalk stream. Excellent VFM, good products.
Had a few of the CJ ones #4 s all great lines, I’d be interested to hear what you think of the new Connect series.
I feel they are the same line reboxed, in fact I hope they are..
S.
 

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Had a few of the CJ ones #4 s all great lines, I’d be interested to hear what you think of the new Connect series.
I feel they are the same line reboxed, in fact I hope they are..
S.
Having used both I'm pretty sure they're the same line but now they don't have to pay CJ to endorse them!!
 

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I would rather use string than the Charles Jardine line I bought one recently stretched it as you do loaded it and went to use it what a plile of poo stretched it agian and it still coiled up after a figure of eight stretched it HARD again even had 2 trout in excess of 5lb on it ....binne dit in hte shed never to be used again PILE OF POO.

Dave
 

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I would rather use string than the Charles Jardine line I bought one recently stretched it as you do loaded it and went to use it what a plile of poo stretched it agian and it still coiled up after a figure of eight stretched it HARD again even had 2 trout in excess of 5lb on it ....binne dit in hte shed never to be used again PILE OF POO.

Dave
If it's a CJ one it must have been old stock as they stopped using his name a fair while ago. Maybe it had been stored badly.
 

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I would rather use string than the Charles Jardine line I bought one recently stretched it as you do loaded it and went to use it what a plile of poo stretched it agian and it still coiled up after a figure of eight stretched it HARD again even had 2 trout in excess of 5lb on it ....binne dit in hte shed never to be used again PILE OF POO.

Dave
Why would you stretch a new line before loading it Dave??
All mine are the CJ ones never had a moments problem with any of them, very strange.
S.
 
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