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Recommend an intermediate line?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Recommend an intermediate line? Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend an intermediate line? I had a clear one when they first came out a good few yaers ago, but got put off by the terrible line memory. I have read on forums that the Airflo Sixth Sense is quite good, but any advice would be much appreciated. Its for my #7 for occasional use, so line memory would be bad, bad, bad.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a slowish intermediate then you should definitely consider the Cortland Blue - probably one of the best intermediates around.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of the Scientific angler's intermediates.
Their clear lake is a good medium speed intermediate, though there is still some memory to it.
Favourite all round intermediate has to be the SSI.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although popular, am personally not big on clear intermediates myself, due to their mono core and the memory that comes with it.

The new Sixth Sense slow and fast glass are stonking lines, braided core so no memory, the coating is transluscent green. Lovely and slick, they cast superbly.

The Worcestershire Blue is a nice line as well, very slow intermediate, takes a while to go through the surface film then it kind of hangs, like it is supposed to being a true neutral.

I used to like the Cortland Blue, however went off it due to constant tangling of the running line. Its much less supple than UK made models, being designed for warmer climes.

The Wetcells are good too, the SSI an ever popular choice, however I now exclusively have and use UK manufactured lines only, here in the UK we make some of the best fly lines in the world, Shakey for their floaters and intermediates, Airflo for their intermediates and sinkers; therefore I don't see any advantage whatsoever purchasing any US made line for the majority of UK fishing conditions.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers - thanks for the advice!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cortland blue, or Airflo Delta.

Shite Floaters, but their inters and sinkers are superb.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and a good price and deal from stewart i might add Wink Cool .cheers steve Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian at The Big Reel is doing Sixth Sense lines for £25 at the moment.I know he has seven weights in stock as i was looking at them yesterday.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based on my own experience that is an extremely good round up / review of intermediate lines, PP. Cool

You certainly know your stuff when it comes to fly lines. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

linebar wrote:
Brian at The Big Reel is doing Sixth Sense lines for £25 at the moment.I know he has seven weights in stock as i was looking at them yesterday.


Thanks for the tip. I just ordered one from Brian. What a nice, friendly fellow. Smile

Friendly spaniel barking in the background too....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BristolFlyer wrote:
linebar wrote:
Brian at The Big Reel is doing Sixth Sense lines for £25 at the moment.I know he has seven weights in stock as i was looking at them yesterday.


Thanks for the tip. I just ordered one from Brian. What a nice, friendly fellow. Smile

Friendly spaniel barking in the background too....
His dog must have ran out of bubble floats to chew then Laughing
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