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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Delta Multi Tip???

Looking for input on this line I just received from a UK based retailer. I called Airflo USA and the fellow there said he’s never seen this configuration but added that in the UK they do their own thing. US Airflo purely resells the US marketed product. So, this is marked as a Delta Multi Tip 8/9 and has the tips...but I’ve never see this color configuration other than older Delta series lines. If I recall correctly they were an all white line though without the orange running line. Anyone familiar with this? The line was listed as mint green and this is what showed up. I don’t mind the color, just want to understand what I have. Appreciate any insight. The line is destined for a nice Sharpe’s spliced 12’ 8/9 Scottie.
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I think you found it on ebay. If not I'll say I've seen them on ebay listed as Delta spey MT, the spey part is all I cared about. The pics on ebay showed a green line. I've been wanting to buy one for quite a while but wasn't sure about so held off. I wasn't able to contact the seller via ebay, too busy apparently but ebay made that choice. If I were you I'd try it and fish it. If it is what it seems to be please let me know so i can buy a few. Wish I could provide knowledge but I can't. You could measure the sink tips and if they are 14' I think it's a Delta spey 8/9 MT. If you're familiar with Delta MT's go cast it, you'll know pretty quick.

Edit: The Delta long had colors more similar to your pics, maybe a Delta long MT? You'll figure it out.
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I think you found it on ebay. If not I'll say I've seen them on ebay listed as Delta spey MT, the spey part is all I cared about. The pics on ebay showed a green line. I've been wanting to buy one for quite a while but wasn't sure about so held off. I wasn't able to contact the seller via ebay, too busy apparently but ebay made that choice. If I were you I'd try it and fish it. If it is what it seems to be please let me know so i can buy a few. Wish I could provide knowledge but I can't. You could measure the sink tips and if they are 14' I think it's a Delta spey 8/9 MT. If you're familiar with Delta MT's go cast it, you'll know pretty quick.

Edit: The Delta long had colors more similar to your pics, maybe a Delta long MT? You'll figure it out.
It is from the seller on the bay. States 52’ head on the label which falls in line with the standard Delta. My first thought was maybe a long. I believe the color was sunset or something along those lines. Will give it a go and was reasonable money. May grab another. Appreciate the reply.

Edit - Tips are just shy of 15’ after a quick measurement.
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I bought a delta Spey on eBay
It Had a color I did not recognize
From memory all white?
I cast it one day and felt it was not
Same taper as other delta Spey I have in
Two tone mint and sunrise yellow
Has anyone else experienced this?


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Mint would have been a standard delta and the sunrise the delta long. I recall some older delta’s that were all white and I believe they were standard deltas. I don’t remember them having a different taper. Possibly a different coating?
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That and indeed those lines look pretty similar to what we have in the UK called the Quick Spey, white and sunrise.As montanafos states, Delta are Mint green , Delta Long however were sunrise/white.Both those lines are broadly tri angle tapers.
Also what you also need to think is that there's a few other multi tips kicking about out there as a result of working with other manufactures and producing lines for them under their own labels.Some lines will also have 12ft tips and not the 15ft so commonly associated with most multi tips!.
The Quick Spey should be 50 ft heads, its a part way twixt a Spey line and a Scandi head so its easier to cast and turn the tips over.
Many of you will no doubt remember the fun we all had with early multi tip lines.Most would cast a type 2 or 3ips sinking tip ok, but really struggled with the faster tips and then the floaters were at time club like and lacked finesse.The Quick Spey was one of the first Multi tip lines that addressed this effectively and the lines with any of the tips fitted cast and presented well!.
Bear in mind Airflo produce Guideline's lines and their multi tip heads are Brill!.
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There is a possibility a different line could have been spooled on there.

Does the head length, taper, and weight check out? It should be within a few grains of the specs and the length should be dead on.

Maybe do that check before casting in case you decide to send it back.

Also Airflo lines have that stiff, slick feel, does it seem like it's an airflo?

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