I Wanna Tell You a Story
*attempting my best Max Bygraves impression*
I wanna tell you a story ... (there's one for the teenagers!)
Often when we order from one of our suppliers, they will include a few new products for us to try.
In an order earlier this year, we found a 'general purpose' floating fly line included amongst the leaders we ordered. This line was promptly despatched into the back of the fishing truck and forgotten about.
One early morning last month I was fishing my local river (the Yorkshire Derwent) when I got my gear together only to find that along with my 6'6" Glass 4/5wt - a Vision Cult Fiber if you're interested - I'd only selected the wrong reel (it had a 6wt sinking line on it).
It was only then that I remembered the demo line which was in the back of the truck - as luck would have it, it was a 4wt floater. I promptly spooled it onto the reel, added a 9ft tapered leader and tippet to it and headed off to the river.
A quick walk to the river (watching a few fish rising along the way), and it came to fly choice. After a quick check of insects freshly caught in the early morning spider webs, I could see that there was plenty of small caddis about, so on with a size 18 Indicator Caddis and carefully into the river.
Pull a bit of line off, a few false casts to shoot a little more line out and with the first upstream cast, it immediately struck me that the fly line was sitting very high in the water and it was dead straight - bear in mind that this fly line had been in the back of the truck for the last 3 months through some very warm (and cold) weather.
I lifted the line off the water (with hardly any splashing) and recast again, this time using a wiggle cast to reduce drag on the upstream dry fly and a 6" wild brown was almost immediately fooled and brought to (wet) hand.
To say I was impressed with the line was an understatement, it was more than a match for my other £80+ fly lines that regularly adorn my reel.
I spoke with the supplier the very next day and ordered some in various weights (2wt to 6wt) - they arrived with us last week, and we've just put them on the website today. We've only 10 to 15 of each weight - so if you would like one you may need to be quick off the mark!
"What's the price?" I hear you ask - we are making them available to you today for only £25, which includes free delivery. Generally, if you're in the UK you will receive your order the very next day.
(for more detailed images and specifications of the lines, please visit our website by clicking on any image)
Fancy a more specialist fly line?
We've got you covered there, take a look at these lines which are a little more specialised. We stock the phenomenal Triangle Taper lines from Royal Wulff, these lines are the perfect match to your small river rods (both carbon and glass):
Royal Wulff Triangle Taper Floating Fly Line
Joan Wulff Signature Floating Fly Line
Tight lines & stay safe