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I was at the CLA last weekend and managed to get my hands on the long awaited Jestream trout lines,I stayed behind on the Sat evening at the hardys tent and during the talk I couldnt keep my eyes off a group of 6 people casting on the grass outside they were very impressive!! I went over to join them and found 3 Carron guys and 3 other guys obviously having a competition amongst themselves casting the no 6 with a 9 foot rod the full 30 metres like an arrow,I had a go and after a few tips from the guys started to look pretty good myself, I think the guy called Carl was pretty cool a man took his hat off and said cast it in here and I will give you £10 he promptly did it but the man scurried off.I was taken to the stand and got my long awaited WF 5 and WF 8 at £50 each I think this is great value for money,spooled up and ready to hit the coastline
 

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'The guy called Carl' would probably have been Carl Hutchinson - current BFCC casting champion and regular on Sexyloops as well as the UK forum which a few other members here use. In fact he posts here occasionally here too - user name is 'Berlin'. The guy knows his single-handed casting.

H's just put up a post on the UK board in which he describes the Carron trout lines as 'the best line I've cast in the last 2 years...In fact it could well be the best floater I've ever cast!', so you're not alone in liking them.

I shan't put up a link to the UK board in question for fear of offending the powers that be, but if you want to look and can't find it, PM me.
 

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Very good UK board noted above; really interesting to get a comptly different view(point) on similar topics. Good folks!!
Fred
 

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Jetstream Trout.

Hi All, That could well have been me :)

Good to meet you Lummels

I had quite a bit of time to try the Jetstream trout lines at the show and it is indeed a very good line. Its a contender for the best all round floater crown.

It does everything well and nothing badly. Roll casting was efforless and 20+ meters with a 9 ft single hander was a breeze. Add in a snake and it was flaoting out to over 25 meters with a gentle flick. Usually this would mean that the line couldn't handle bead head flies due to a light tip but this is not so. Smooth gradual tapers mean it handles any thing from delicate dry fly to heavy weight bugs.

In an age of ever more specialist lines, its great to see an all rounder back in the market especially since the discontinuance of the Rio Long cast and the impending death of the 444SL lines mean there are not that many long belly WF lines out there any more.

Its an excellent, no noncence, all round line that is as happy on the river as the lake, with bead heads as with dries. I think it'll be a winner.

Most impressive of all is that the line does not wrinkle on the top leg of the loop when casting tight, fast loops. This shows a well thought out design and good tapers. This means great loop stability for longer range casts and great presentation. Its difficult to get a wrinkle free top leg with a lot of specialist lines.

Carron have sent me two lines (WF5F and WF8F) for long term test for the UKSWFF site. I'll be trying them this weekend in the sea and will add them to the current floating line test shortly if anyone wants to a comparative view

Cheers,
Carl
 

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Looking on the Carron site it looks like the lines only come in sizes WF6, WF7 and WF8. This seems pretty heavy. Are there plans for lighter lines. I'd like to try a WF4 on my own single handed trout rod.

Or am I mistaken, and these lines are meant for light trout Spey rods?

Actually, the Hardy Trout lines only come in 6, 7 and 8 too. These lines seem to heavy for the 3 and 4 weight trout rods we use in the US.

Part of the reason I ask is I got one of the Hardy salmon shooting heads and just LOVE it. I'd like to try another UK designed line on my 4 wt trout rod.
 

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Carron Jetstream Trout lines.

baldmountain said:
Looking on the Carron site it looks like the lines only come in sizes WF6, WF7 and WF8.

Carron Jetstream trout lines are also available WF5 floating and intermediate.
I am waiting for the website to be updated, hopefully by next week - when it will show the full range of Carron Jetstream trout lines - WF5, WF6, WF7 and WF8, floating and intermediate.
 

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baldmountain said:
Looking on the Carron site it looks like the lines only come in sizes WF6, WF7 and WF8.
Carron Jetstream trout lines are also available WF5 floating and intermediate.
I am waiting for the website to be updated, hopefully by next week - when it will show the full range of Carron Jetstream trout lines - WF5, WF6, WF7 and WF8, floating and intermediate.
Can I order a line from the Carron website? How much is shipping to the US? Or is there a place to get the trout lines in the US?

By the way, I really like the name Gwyneth.
 

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Carron Jetstream Trout Lines

Dear Geoff,

You can buy directly via our website - just - where it asks for additional comments - put in WF5, if that is what you require, floating or intermediate - and your order will be processed in the usual way.
The cost of postage/shipping to the States of one or two lines would be £5.00, this makes the cost of a trout line in total £55.00.
I am sending a small quantity of the complete range of our trout lines to Aaron( Speybum) Reimer should you wish to buy from him.
Thanks for the comment about my name - I have just reached the age where every compliment is truely appreciated! Thank you. I will not bore you with my Welsh ancestry but that is where my roots and name came from.
 

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I have had the pleasure of casting these lines at GGACC event and was 'hooked'. Berlin's comments about the stability of the loop shape at full distance is spot-on, but when sight fishing I found the short-line loading is exceptional as well. The single-hand spey casting is superb as we might expect from Carron, and this line will accompany me on my next atlantic salmon trip as the ideal line for bombers and swinging wets where the full range of casts (from distance to singlehand spey) are required.

Nice to hear about the 5wt, I'll be picking one up for my fall trout fishing exploits to accompany the higher weights I've got spooled up.
 
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