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And a merry Christmas to all.
Greenhart Caste, that rod sounds like a work of art and hopefully you will post some pictures when you get a chance, some of the Greenheart rods take on such a beautiful colour, now as to lining your rod I would as I do, start short and light, no point in overloading it or trying to hit the moon to soon, a wee clip of Ian casting a Playfair Vibration.
You will hear Ian say that the rod will cast almost any line in different weights with easy and part of the reason you could use one rod for Salmon in the Spring or Trout in the summer and present a fly like thistle floss on the water, or throw a size 9/o ...we just don't make rods like that anymore. because of the heavier tip section and the balance much up the rod, its like hitting nails with a much bigger hammer.
When the fly is swinging find the balance of the rod and hold it there, I use to fish with a doctor and his wife who fished Greenheart rods until she had to give it up at 76yrs old, not because of the weight of the rod but because she felt un-comfortable wading , the Doctor was still casting beautifully into his 80's, so no excuses.
Remember these rods were designed when the rod would cast the line, now its a case of the line casting the rod. .....you will know what I mean within ten minutes,
Alexander Grant was 5ft 7in and 10st and of poor health and he could cast across the Ness in his 80's.
Alexander's own 18ft Grant Vibration next to a 15ft DTX.
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