Subscribe to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying: http://flyfishing-and-flytying.co.uk/subscribe/ Name: Michael StoeckCountry: GermanySubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. 168 en parlent. Shop the right line for every fish at RIO. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my new Smallstream #4. ... Ambush Fly Lines by Royal Wulff - Duration: 1:13. Barrio fly line reviews covering the full range of Mike Barrio's good quality and cost-effective fly lines, spanning everything from the GT90 to the Mallard and Smallstream. Name: Jim ButlerCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. The Smallstream is perfect for that kind of fishing and a true joy to rollcast and to do other waterborne anchor casts. The Moser braided loop is fitting well. It floated high, shot beautifully and handled impeccably. Additionally, it was suggested that, it could be used for teaching. Presentaciones excelentes, cero memoria....el precio muy amigable. While a typical fly line might have a 40 foot head, the Smallstream has a head of just 24 feet. Lawn cast it and it handles superbly, loading up nicely even at the very shortest distances. As Barrio fly lines can only be purchased directly from the maker, Mike Barrio, they're available at a fraction of the price of most big brands - yet their quality and performance, in my opinion, is at least as good or better. With their nice supple feel and very low memory, they are simply a pleasure to cast! Name: Josh WCountry: USASubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. While the Barrio GT90 is the standard 90 feet long (27.4m), the GT125 measures a massive 125 feet (38m). Instantly the Smallstream felt a perfect match for my rod and the type of fishing this line has been made for. The asking price of £27.60 including delivery makes these a bit of a steal. Fabulous line and very good precision at hard distance, great in the wind conditions (here in Brittany itâs often the case) ... and the price is a joke! I was casting in a very strong wind and getting the fly to tuck-in under a low branch just above the water was no problem at all. They'd undoubtedly sell for a lot more if they did. So easy to cast precise, so easy to cast over 20 meters, so much fun. For my casting style, the scandi style, these lines are perfect. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Name: Javier ArevaloCountry: SpainSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Barrio fly lines are designed in Scotland and offer a worthy alternative to the fly lines made by big manufacturers. I could feel the rod load at all ranges, but get the head at the tip-ring when you need to cover more distance and whoosh! I took it to a casting lesson with a well respected guide in my area and he was also extremely impressed with the line. With their nice supple feel and low memory, they are simply a pleasure to cast! In conclusion, I'd say that the overall performance was very pleasing and fulfilled all of the requirements of the scenario for which the line was bought. The selection of lines are comprehensive – covering single hand and double hand options as well as predator lines for pike. Messages 3 Reaction score 1. I purchased a Smallstream line to fish on a Sage 4wt SLT to give me a bit more control in windy conditions over my SLT 3wt. After the lockdown, I have finally been able to try my Smallstream #5 and it has impressed me. With this line I can single or double Spey down a run with a weighted nymph covering the water gently, or change to a dry fly and fire it accurately under that tree on the far bank. This is a serious line for quick punches and getting a fly into a spot with minimal effort if space is a problem. Mluví o tom (159). In my opinion this would be a great line to use on rods for beginners when teaching, as it feels a little more stable and predictable when you can carry more line beyond the head than the SLX. Barrio fly lines are manufactured for us in the UK to European REACH compliant industry standards. Mike really has made a belter of a line here that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. I can also cast 40+ feet easily even with an average Wyoming breeze. Thanks Barrio for making such a brilliant line! Memory is virtually non-existent. Had I been using my previous 'expensive line', it would've probably swam off! Name: Andy BirkettCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Loading... Unsubscribe from Mike Barrio? Barrio Mallard Weight Forward fly lines, the original 'Barrio Lines' that we designed back in 2003. Especially, for the very young, or those using short rods. I didn't push the line, but have no reason to believe that it would not cast further, if required, as it loaded quite easily. It roll casts like a dream and shoots beautifully through the rod rings. I was using my favourite stream rod, a Temple Fork Finesse 7'9" 4wt which has a softer 'traditional' action. Name: Felipe CavieresCountry: ChileSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Fishhound.com 16,180 views. © Copyright www.flylineshop.com all rights reserved. The very low asking price might make you think you're getting a "cheap" line, but these are really only cheap in price, and they're on par with the best lines costing twice as much from the big name brands. I'm already a huge fan of the Mallard DT and SLX so hoped the all-new Smallstream #3 would suit my new rod nicely. Name: Francisco HerrerosCountry: ChileSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. It cast easily from both kneeling and standing positions using a flick, with just the line tip in the water. Una delicia, utilizada con caÃ±a kola salmon sf 2 9 pies, lanzamientos cortos muy precisos. It also allowed me to 'shoot' line, but the 'turnover' was compromised. The rollcasts were precise and I could achieve a great distance with very little effort. Name: Ronald MolagCountry: NetherlandsSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I found the line to be very manoeuvrable. Smallstream WF2F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 80 grains / 5.2 grams. Barrio Fly Lines on Spanish TV Mike Barrio. Smallstream WF3F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 100 grains / 6.5 grams. Did 1Â½ days with the Smallstream #4 on my Guideline 8'4" #4 EXP4 last weekend. The Barrio Smallstream has been specifically designed for the purpose and developed so that a #1 line will suit a #1 rod and a #3 line a #3 rod. I was able to spey cast, single and double, with ease. Name: David ParkerCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Many thanks indeed, keep doing what you are doing. And WOW!!! Available from: Barrio Fly Lines. The Barrio GT125 fly line is effectively a longer version of Barrio's excellent GT90 fly line. You can only buy Barrio fly lines direct from the manufacturer, so they're very fairly priced as there's no additional markup in there to give the retailer a profit. You'd undoubtedly pay more for the same line from a major retail brand. This is a great small stream line. Presentation and accuracy at short range with our new Smallstream fly line is simply sweet, but shooting line to cover a rising fish at more distance remains easy, predictable and controlled. 7 talking about this. In 2018 I had Sandy Nelson make me an Epic 370 glass rod and following several recommendations I put a #3 Smallstream on it. Our Mallard fly lines have gained a strong following over the years and these classic lines are just as popular now as they were back then. If you are considering trying a Barrio line - rest assured they are amongst the best - you will not be disappointed. Ordered the Smallstream especially for my little creek. Roll and Spey casts were achieved with ease. Accédez aux publications, aux photos et plus encore sur Facebook. Name: Hector PintoCountry: ChileSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Name: Stuart CullenCountry: EnglandSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. 3 talking about this. The Barrio Fly Line range is ideal for fishing our lochs and rivers and is enjoying an ever growing reputation for innovation, quality and value for money. Magnus reviews Barrio Fly Lines' hard paste line treatment. Name: Mike TantonCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. You will notice that we target Smallstream line weights at 24 feet rather than the usual 30 feet, this is because Smallstream fishing tactics normally result in a shorter length of line being carried in the air when casting. The rod loaded with ease at all distances and despite the short head fishes delicately because of its slim profile. Barrio Smallstream fly lines have been designed for small streams, rivers and any location where fishing distances are likely to be more limited, or your casting area restricted. I'm a Barrio customer for life from now on that's for sure! Suitable for most fly fishing styles and techniques, our high quality fly lines are certainly capable of casting a good distance, but more importantly, on the water they entice you to explore accurate and delicate casts at normal fishing ranges. When necessary, I could wind the rod up to put out long casts without line-collapse. This fly line has been designed with a longer head and a big diameter which makes it suitable for a proper cast. Smallstream WF5F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 140 grains / 9.1 grams. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Name: Grant RichardsonCountry: South AfricaSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I'm also very impressed with the delicate presentation provided, something which has been pivotal in catching my personal best Brown Trout in 18" of clear water. This is my first Barrio fly line and I have only one complaint, the running line is not long enough. I spoke with Mike about his choice of fly line for small stream tight quarters work for here in South Africa when chasing some of our smaller yellowfish species using dry fly or small nymphs. This brand is my new favourite fly line. However, what really was a surprise was how well it cast 'overhead'. Another plus point is the price, at Â£27.60 (around 55% of the competition) including postage. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Not a scratch on it after a year (50 outings). I was easily able to belt out a 65 feet cast in 2 false casts with both rods. It floated high in the water, even the tip, but eventually the tip sank. This means it loads the rod with far less line outside the tip than normal, so you can cast more accurately at close range than you could with a regular fly line. Name: Nelson UlshaferCountry: United StatesSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Barrio Fly Lines are ideal for fishing our lochs and rivers and have an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and value for money. Name: Christian KruselburgerCountry: AustriaSubject: Barrio Fly Lines. Smallstream WF3F and Sage XP 3wt 8'6". I was fishing this line at the coast today, love it, just a few false casts and it flies as far as possible, I did have the backing line out 3 ft of the top eye in some of my casts (110 ft including the tippet), I wish the total length of the line was 108 ft. www.flylineshop.com Unfortunately only 6/7 in stock just now. I have just spent two days fishing a Scottish moorland burn. This rig will be used on small freestone and spring creeks where most casts are under 20 feet. It's designed for fishing for sea trout and salmon on rivers using single handed rods, especially using spey style fly casting techniques. Thanks a lot for your work for us fly fishermen. Please note that our fly line profile diagrams do not include any information regarding compound tapers ( multiple tapers within a taper ) that we may have included within the profile and that the dimensions may vary for each individual line weight. Bought the Smallstream WF3F to match a Sage Dart 7'6" 3# blank. I tested yesterday my 3wt Smallstream fly line, I can only define it in one word "Superb". The Barrio brand is my number 1 choice for fly lines now and I am gradually replacing all my existing lines with them. It's off!. The Barrio Smallstream fly line has a much shorter head than a typical fly line. This has been achieved by targeting the correct line weight rating at what we consider to be the optimum length for this type of fishing. I have had the smallstream 4 on my rod for a year. 7 talking about this. Go to our secure online shopping pages to buy products, Go to our product range pages for more information, Barrio Fly Lines supports the Wild Trout Trust, © Copyright www.flylineshop.com all rights reserved. I'm too much of a beginner to describe it's different characteristics in a proper way. In case you haven't guessed - I very much enjoy casting this line and it places itself neatly in the already superb range of Barrio lines and is one that I'm sure will bring many happy days to all who enjoy fishing the 'Small Streams'. Getting the head beyond the rod tip is a gradual, predictable feeling and Mike is absolutely correct that this line doesn't need to be a twin colour like the SLX. A huge congratulations and many thanks to Mike and all who helped in the development of this superb fly line! Name: Pascal DUBOISCountry: Brittany, FranceSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I trimmed about 5 meters from the reel end to get 10 meters of extra backing, I have been caught before. I love the Barrio lines. Name: Peter BuckeyCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. We've used a wide range of Barrio fly lines regularly for a range of fly fishing uses. The launch of a Barrio fly line follows many months of fly line taper research and development and a tremendous amount of enthusiastic input and feedback from local anglers with a good range of casting ability. 13 talking about this. Reactions: GEK79 and madcaster. To get a good, clear review of something I am always keen to let as many anglers get their hands on a product and to give it some feedback. Name: Josh TatmanCountry: United StatesSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I've been seriously impressed with it's performance - it's simply brilliant. Name: Philip M.Country: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I use the GT90 and the Smallstream and am convinced this is the best line I've ever had in use. In addition to this, the core is braided which makes it have a lower memory for any weather conditions. The line needed to be stretched a little before use, but this seemed to cure any lingering memory. Used it on an Usk beat last May, with a lot of overhanging trees and restricted back casts. Keep an eye on classifieds on here. Don't know who to blame, Barrio or Loop, thank you both. Being a #3, wind and extreme distance will always be an issue, but not as much as several other #3 that I have tried. 7 talking about this. I have used it on rivers, from a float tube with traditional loch style patterns and small still waters. It casts easily and predictably, despite its relatively short head (about 24') in fact, this is probably the very thing that makes it ideal for small water use. 1:13. 1 en parlen. Thanks a lot for developing this line. It easily cast 80' and I could have gone further but for the trees behind. I tip my hat to you Mike for an amazing product! Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Lots of bushes and branches make it challenging to get the fly presented accurately. Barrio Fly Line Review. False casting is kept to a minimum because the rod loads so easily with only a couple of feet of line out. Barrio Fly Lines online shop: We take great pride in our personal, reliable mail order service. They're superb value for money, whether you're an instructor or just a fly fisher. The Barrio Smallstream lines are quite simply superb. 2982 Synes godt om. On first impressions this line has the zero memory, supple and slick qualities that all of Mike's lines have become renowned for. The ease with which it casts with only a short amount of line out, could make it ideal for beginners. I did a lawn test using a Sage ESN 10' 3wt and Bloke XLSG 7'6" 3wt glass rods for accuracy and distance for 30 and 50 feet. It very easy to cast on small and medium rivers and last week I fished with it on the Dordogne river, a large one. Smallstream WF1F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 60 grains / 3.9 grams. Barrio Fly Lines, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. After I've strung the line through my rod rings and started to put line out, my first thought was "wow - this feels good!". The line on the 3wt cost in excess of Â£50 and I have to say that the Barrio Smallstream is the equal of it at less than 1/2 the price. A. Adamburton04 New member. I'm off again this weekend, trying out Smallstream #3 on my EXP4 7'6" #3 on an even smaller river. At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line! I used the #4 line, with a 7 foot 'middle/tip' action rod (slightly softer than some) and a tapered leader (about 8' overall). The rod was self built, with different guides and spacings from the factory version and with the Smallstream line I would have described the overall action as medium and less fast than the rod reviews would have me believe. When Mike Barrio's new SLX line turned up the timing could not have been better as I was meeting a bunch of anglers where I work to mark the start of the river season down here in Devon. Matched with a Guideline LPX 8' #3 it is so precise and delivers the fly like a feather. It's just very easy to cast ( I even hit where I'm aiming ) and makes me look good. Still, this is not tagged as a 'distance' line. Overall, it confirmed the maxim that the right line can make all the difference to a rod. I've also used it with the iconic Sage LL 8'9" #3 - the best small stream rod ever made - under tree canopies and where you need to get a fly in a 6" window it delivers - the front taper is perfect. The other word I would use is 'control'. 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