Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Grand River, Ontario
DTX G2 Spey lines
Scott Mackenzie released his G2 Spey lines a little while ago and I've just had my first try using the 64' 10/11 version.
The lines use Airflo's Ridge technology throughout for superior shoot. The lines have a green front end of about 15', with a white belly, on to a green rear taper and running line.
The line is designed to be cast with the colour change out of the guides. The white belly ends at about 60' which provides a visual reference as to where to place the line at the tiptop for the best casting results. The rear taper is not long so advanced casters will have no difficulty casting with a few feet of overhang. Cast this way on a 15' rod, means there'll be about the same amount of line out of the guides compared to a 75' line that is cast with the top hand at the colour change.
The lines are available in a 51' - 8/9, 56' - 9/10 and 10/11s in both 56' and 64'. The 10/11 is also available as a multi-tip.
Being made by Airflo out of polyurethane, they weld very easily. So turning the floaters into tips lines will be a piece of cake for anyone with a welding kit.
The lines are available online in the U.S. from Tolt River Anglers (Jack Cook) and in Canada from Flymart.ca (Scott Currie).
Field Staff G. Loomis / Shimano
Pro Staff Airflo, Simms, The Canadian Tube Fly Company