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Old 09-22-2004, 02:35 PM
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What Do You Think Of the New Spey Line Standards?

Take a look at the article appearing at:

http://www.flyfisherman.com/spey/speystandards/

What do you think?
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Old 09-22-2004, 08:30 PM
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I had hoped that the spey world would consider changing the basic line class
designations, either by adding a letter (such as "6S") or doubling the numbers
(suchas "66"). It is not clear at times now what a rod or a line is intended to
be. And as two-handed overhead casting takes root, this will become more difficult to discern.
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new standards

Its a great step in the right direction.

No more blind bowling??? I hope.

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Thank you Scientific Anglers for stepping up to the plate and all other parties involved. I like the "blind bowling" analogy.

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Typo?

The listing mentioned long belly line head length to be 60-70 and a grain measurement to be 85'.

This is clearly a typo, but can I assume long belly means 75-85ft head? (split the difference theme of other ratings)

If so, where does this put the Grandspey and XLT?

Am I the only one to see this or did I miss something here?
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Typo?

The listing mentioned long belly line head length to be 60-70 and a grain measurement to be 85'.

This is clearly a typo, but can I assume long belly means 75-85ft head? (split the difference theme of other ratings)

If so, where does this put the Grandspey and XLT?

Am I the only one to see this or did I miss something here?
You are not alone in noticing the typo.

And as to where the XLT & Grand Spey fit in, the important thing I think, is consistancy.
I applaud everyone who had even a minute part in bringing this about.
It may not be the perfect answer, but at least they are trying. And it is a big step in the right direction.
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