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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: WF v DT Barrio floater Reply with quote

I know a few on here highly recommend these lines. What would you recommend for delicate nymphing and dry fly fishing on small and medium sized rivers? I was thinking of the Mallard with a double taper, or should I consider the WF too? My current WF has a short front taper and casts great but feels a bit heavy for spooky fish. Thanks Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would go with the WF and use a furled leader and shortish tippet to give delicate presentation. Tip and front taper are the same for both WF and DT. Cheers - Doug
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Personally I would go with the WF and use a furled leader and shortish tippet to give delicate presentation. Tip and front taper are the same for both WF and DT. Cheers - Doug


Don't know anything about furled leaders but agree about the WF option. On a small stream you are probably never going to use more than the head anyway. If you do the Mallard has a nice short head that should be easy to load in more confined spaces. I see Mike also does a specialised small stream line. No idea what it is like but I would imagine if it is similar quality to the rest of his stuff it should be excellent.

There is of course another popular option for light line short range fishing. That is simply buy a double taper, cut it in half and load half onto your reel. Put the other half away somewhere safe and you have two lines for the price of one.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave - Didn't realise Barrio did a small stream line. Profile similar to their SLX line but with a shorter front taper and head. With the weight at the back of the head (similar to a spey line or triangular taper line) it would give a good gentle turnover especially with a ,say, 5ft furled leader. The profile will enable overhead casts and importantly good roll casts for those tight spots associated with small streams/rivers. I might invest for dry fly work on reservoir as long casts ain't a priority.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may depend on the type of rod that is fished with.

A slow rod would benefit from a DT and a fast rod would benefit from a WF.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The small stream is a great line but it’s only a 24ft head, so you need to consider if you want line control at any distance. WF or DT doesn’t matter as they are similar front tapers at shorter distances. You may be better playing with your leader set ups, increase length and change tapers according to the turnover you want. It can get geeky though.

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