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I was one of the successful bidders for one of the Carron JetStream 9/10 floating line.

My line and a few drops of Scottish heaven arrived yesterday.

This afternoon I took Meise's 13689 SW to our local river for a trial. Where I cast, I can't wade and there is no back cast area.

I tied a Rio 15' Steelhead leader and 2.5' of Rio Max Tippet, size 8.8 lb or 4 Kg to 1' of 35# leader backing.

First I used a 3" Gumby Minnow Size 4 hook, and I was casting the entire head length and shooting at least a rod length of running line after a few casts. As long as I got the head just into the last eye of the rod, I was able to cast the full head and shoot at least a rod length of line. :Eyecrazy:

Next I went to a top water steelhead skater size 4 ( a lot of deer hair and fly to toss.). I was casting a few feet less with the air resistance of the big fly. I was still casting the full head of the line. :)

The combo of the JetStream and Bob's rod made this old duffer look pretty good. I had the best loop that I have ever had casting.

The line just glides across the water as you set up the single or double spey cast. This enables you to go slow and not hurry the casts. I'm sure anyone within a couple of hundred yards heard me praising most of my casts or just saying Wow very loud. Upstream and across stream Snake Rolls were easy as long as the head was at the tip of the rod.

Thanks to Carron for being a sponsor. Their Jet Stream and Meise's 13689 SW is a perfect combination.

Now hopefully Carron will donate some intermediate lines for another auction. :rolleyes:
 

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Hey, Grampa Spey,

I take it that this line is one of those that requires the full head out of the top ring or it will be too light? Isn´t that also the case with the Wulff TT spey? Would that also be true for the new Partridge line? Since Ian Gordon designed that one and also the Jetstream I guess that´s the case.

My point is that this feature should mean that these lines are really distance lines and not ideally suited for short distance casts where you got a good portion of the head inside the top ring. Or am I off the mark here?
 

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Re Carron Jet stream.

Hey, Grampa Spey,

"I take it that this line is one of those that requires the full head out of the top ring or it will be too light? Isn´t that also the case with the Wulff TT spey? Would that also be true for the new Partridge line? Since Ian Gordon designed that one and also the Jetstream I guess that´s the case."

No to your first part of the question, and I don't know anything about the Partridge lines.

"My point is that this feature should mean that these lines are really distance lines and not ideally suited for short distance casts where you got a good portion of the head inside the top ring. Or am I off the mark here?"

I fished with the Jetstream again, Sunday. It is very easy to fish from a few feet out from the end of my rod to the full head length and a rod's length of running/shooting line.

The line is very easy to roll cast a few feet while stripping out line until you get to the head. Then, you can start spey casts to reach out. The line mends very well from a few feet outside the rod to the full head and more.

I fished the Russian River in N California this past Sunday, and due to the line's ability to reach out, there was no need to wade.
 

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Fred,

While I can't speak to the 9/10 line that GrandpaSpey has, I do have and regularly fish both the 10/11 and the 11/12 Jetstream lines. I would never characterize them as simply distance lines. While they shine at longer distances, they are more than capable of loading the rod for in-close true fishing work. The key for me is to properly match the line to the rod. It is my understanding that the Jetstreams are numbered based on AFTMA ratings (30 ft.) and not the new spey line designations. Hence the 10/11 is more of an 8/9 and the 11/12 closer to a 9/10 when converted to spey jargon. For instance the 10/11 shines on my 1509 T&T and the 11/12 is lovely matched with a CND Salar Specialist.

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Ditto the 9/10 re your remarks about the Carron 10/11 and 11/12

"Fred,

"While I can't speak to the 9/10 line that GrandpaSpey has, I do have and regularly fish both the 10/11 and the 11/12 Jetstream lines. I would never characterize them as simply distance lines. While they shine at longer distances, they are more than capable of loading the rod for in-close true fishing work. The key for me is to properly match the line to the rod. It is my understanding that the Jetstreams are numbered based on AFTMA ratings (30 ft.) and not the new spey line designations. Hence the 10/11 is more of an 8/9 and the 11/12 closer to a 9/10 when converted to spey jargon. For instance the 10/11 shines on my 1509 T&T and the 11/12 is lovely matched with a CND Salar Specialist."

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My limited experience with my Jetstream 9/10 is the same as yours. It, also, parallels my experience with Rio's Grandspey 7/8 on my Arc 1409 and Sage 7141. The Grandspey allows me to work the near/close waters with both rods. That is if I can avoid the temptation to reach out there with the line.

When I use my WC 678 with the upgrade with my Sage 6126, I can work/fish close waters easier than with my MS 7/8.
 

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Dave from cornelis : the carron Jetstream is on is way to Holland ,meaby the line is next days by my i have buy the jetstream 9/10 for my meiser / [ Highlander S2H / 3668C-4 450-750 grains ] i hope the line is good meaby little to heavy [ cut of carefull ] the meiser costom line for the rod is arrived ,have no time to test i most next days sailing on my ship
wen i at home i most test the line, i hope its good,litle problem about speycasting products in the netherlands [ hand full speycasters] not so meany fisher take the speycast technick.

thanks for the information about the carron lines

Cornelis
 
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