Turnover at all ranges was simply superb, laser-accurate and beautifully controlled. Overall, it confirmed the maxim that the right line can make all the difference to a rod. Mluví o tom (159). Itâs done! 2982 Synes godt om. Magnus reviews Barrio Fly Lines' hard paste line treatment. I use the GT90 and the Smallstream and am convinced this is the best line I've ever had in use. Many Switch lines on the market are sold as lines for both one and two handed casting, thus being a little light for two handed use and too heavy on a long rod to be comfortably managed single handed. Una delicia, utilizada con caÃ±a kola salmon sf 2 9 pies, lanzamientos cortos muy precisos. It's designed for fishing for sea trout and salmon on rivers using single handed rods, especially using spey style fly casting techniques. The Smallstream WF4F that I ordered arrived in good time and I had my first opportunity to cast with it yesterday. Great value for money and free worldwide shipping! Mike recommended the Smallstream for my new 4wt rod as a nymphing general line. Name: Nelson UlshaferCountry: United StatesSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Name: Pascal DUBOISCountry: FranceSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Barrio Fly Lines, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. It does everything I need for the waters I fish. Barrio Fly Lines on Spanish TV Mike Barrio. The launch of a Barrio fly line follows many months of fly line taper research and development and a tremendous amount of enthusiastic input and feedback from local anglers with a good range of casting ability. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Barrio Fly Lines are researched and developed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the heart of the rivers Don, Dee, Spey and Deveron. The Smallstream is perfect for that kind of fishing and a true joy to rollcast and to do other waterborne anchor casts. Smallstream WF4F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 120 grains / 7.8 grams. Ever wondered how a fly line is made? Smallstream WF1F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 60 grains / 3.9 grams. Mike really has made a belter of a line here that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. You can only buy Barrio fly lines direct from the manufacturer, so they're very fairly priced as there's no additional markup in there to give the retailer a profit. When Mike Barrio's new SLX line turned up the timing could not have been better as I was meeting a bunch of anglers where I work to mark the start of the river season down here in Devon. Fishhound.com 16,180 views. www.flylineshop.com Unfortunately only 6/7 in stock just now. A huge congratulations and many thanks to Mike and all who helped in the development of this superb fly line! The Barrio Smallstream lines are quite simply superb. I trimmed about 5 meters from the reel end to get 10 meters of extra backing, I have been caught before. You will notice that we target Smallstream line weights at 24 feet rather than the usual 30 feet, this is because Smallstream fishing tactics normally result in a shorter length of line being carried in the air when casting. Name: Javier ArevaloCountry: SpainSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Keep it up Mike, I'm waiting for the next one. 13 talking about this. You'd undoubtedly pay more for the same line from a major retail brand. Lots of bushes and branches make it challenging to get the fly presented accurately. I can also cast 40+ feet easily even with an average Wyoming breeze. Casting is effortless because the rod is loaded with very little line which is ideal for my local stream. Many thanks indeed, keep doing what you are doing. I was using my favourite stream rod, a Temple Fork Finesse 7'9" 4wt which has a softer 'traditional' action. The rod was self built, with different guides and spacings from the factory version and with the Smallstream line I would have described the overall action as medium and less fast than the rod reviews would have me believe. Mike Barrio was brought up in the South Island of New Zealand, then went on to spend a number of years in Leon, Northern Spain and has lived in Aberdeenshire since the mid 80s. The Barrio GT125 fly line is effectively a longer version of Barrio's excellent GT90 fly line. Our Mallard fly lines have gained a strong following over the years and these classic lines are just as popular now as they were back then. Used it on an Usk beat last May, with a lot of overhanging trees and restricted back casts. It floated high, shot beautifully and handled impeccably. Name: Peter LindblomCountry: SwedenSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Subscribe to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying: http://flyfishing-and-flytying.co.uk/subscribe/ Did 1Â½ days with the Smallstream #4 on my Guideline 8'4" #4 EXP4 last weekend. The colour is perfect and I was amazed at the total zero memory which I have never found in any other line. Matched with a Guideline LPX 8' #3 it is so precise and delivers the fly like a feather. Name: Philip M.Country: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. If you are considering trying a Barrio line - rest assured they are amongst the best - you will not be disappointed. This has been achieved by targeting the correct line weight rating at what we consider to be the optimum length for this type of fishing. I did a lawn test using a Sage ESN 10' 3wt and Bloke XLSG 7'6" 3wt glass rods for accuracy and distance for 30 and 50 feet. Barrio Fly Lines are ideal for fishing our lochs and rivers and have an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and value for money. The line needed to be stretched a little before use, but this seemed to cure any lingering memory. Available from: Barrio Fly Lines. Barrio fly lines are designed in Scotland and offer a worthy alternative to the fly lines made by big manufacturers. When necessary, I could wind the rod up to put out long casts without line-collapse. I was easily able to belt out a 65 feet cast in 2 false casts with both rods. This means it loads the rod with far less line outside the tip than normal, so you can cast more accurately at close range than you could with a regular fly line. It cast easily from both kneeling and standing positions using a flick, with just the line tip in the water. Barrio Fly Line Review. © Copyright www.flylineshop.com all rights reserved. I spoke with Mike about his choice of fly line for small stream tight quarters work for here in South Africa when chasing some of our smaller yellowfish species using dry fly or small nymphs. Not a scratch on it after a year (50 outings). All in all, an excellent product and one I will recommend. The Barrio SLX fly line is a specialist rear weighted spey style fly line. Go to our secure online shopping pages to buy products, Go to our product range pages for more information, Barrio Fly Lines supports the Wild Trout Trust, © Copyright www.flylineshop.com all rights reserved. This autumn, I'll try the GT125 on stillwater on the Drennec Lake in Brittany, a fabulous and wide lake. Roll and Spey casts were achieved with ease. This brand is my new favourite fly line. Smallstream WF3F and Sage XP 3wt 8'6". They're superb value for money, whether you're an instructor or just a fly fisher. In addition to this, you will enjoy the fact that its integrated slickness additive is integrated throughout the PVC to provide lubrication for maximum distance. Price: £28.80 including worldwide shipping. False casting is kept to a minimum because the rod loads so easily with only a couple of feet of line out. And WOW!!! In addition to this, the core is braided which makes it have a lower memory for any weather conditions. I'm very happy with this useage and I'll buy a 5 line for my second rod. Mluví o tom (5). The very low asking price might make you think you're getting a "cheap" line, but these are really only cheap in price, and they're on par with the best lines costing twice as much from the big name brands. This rig will be used on small freestone and spring creeks where most casts are under 20 feet. A fast and friendly service and I am very pleased with my Smallstream line. The Barrio Smallstream ...... A superb light presentation fly line for your favourite carbon, fibreglass and bamboo fly rods! Still, this is not tagged as a 'distance' line. So easy to cast precise, so easy to cast over 20 meters, so much fun. I have used Barrio lines for a very long time (I had one of the first Mallard DT lines) so I had no doubts on the quality, but was curious about the profile. The other word I would use is 'control'. While a typical fly line might have a 40 foot head, the Smallstream has a head of just 24 feet. Name: Stuart CullenCountry: EnglandSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I have just spent two days fishing a Scottish moorland burn. 62 talking about this. Excellent line, extraordinary balance in short and long shots. I am delighted with my first Barrio line. The asking price of £27.60 including delivery makes these a bit of a steal. Barrio Fly Lines are researched and developed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the heart of the rivers Don, Dee, Spey and Deveron. 3 talking about this. Barrio Fly Lines online shop: We take great pride in our personal, reliable mail order service. This is my first Barrio fly line and I have only one complaint, the running line is not long enough. Loads really well in close, yet still allows for a nice presentation. 168 en parlent. Loading... Unsubscribe from Mike Barrio? Name: David HarveyCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Most normal fly fishers don't need a fly line 125 feet long, but for distance competition fly casters a 90-foot line is going to be restrictive. I didn't push the line, but have no reason to believe that it would not cast further, if required, as it loaded quite easily. I could feel the rod load at all ranges, but get the head at the tip-ring when you need to cover more distance and whoosh! Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Am using it with a snowbee prestige 7ft #4, fishing a narrow, overgrown bit of chalkstream. Rod loads after 2 meters of line out, straight line on the water. Thanks Barrio for making such a brilliant line! I've also used it with the iconic Sage LL 8'9" #3 - the best small stream rod ever made - under tree canopies and where you need to get a fly in a 6" window it delivers - the front taper is perfect. Instantly the Smallstream felt a perfect match for my rod and the type of fishing this line has been made for. I was fishing this line at the coast today, love it, just a few false casts and it flies as far as possible, I did have the backing line out 3 ft of the top eye in some of my casts (110 ft including the tippet), I wish the total length of the line was 108 ft. Name: David SmithCountry: U.A.ESubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Many thanks and keep doing this fantastic job! Mike has extensive experience in fishing these types of venue and this line is nothing short of perfect. We do our best to target the internationally recognised line weight standards to help you to match a fly line to your rod. He recommended his Smallstream fly line. Name: Damon ValentineCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. This line does everything that I ask of it (as does the rod) and the two go together very well indeed, even to the point that I haven't used any of my other outfits for a while... For the money it is easily one of the best lines around. Designed in Scotland ..... cast with confidence all over the world. 8 en parlent. The Barrio Fly Line range is ideal for fishing on our lochs and rivers and is enjoying a growing reputation for innovation, quality and value for money. With great pride, RIO has opened its tightly controlled doors and produced a short film on just how a fly line is made. Smallstream WF2F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 80 grains / 5.2 grams. Barrio Smallstream weight forward floating fly lines are available in our pale olive colour from WF1F to WF5F. Presentaciones excelentes, cero memoria....el precio muy amigable. Getting the head beyond the rod tip is a gradual, predictable feeling and Mike is absolutely correct that this line doesn't need to be a twin colour like the SLX. I purchased a Smallstream line to fish on a Sage 4wt SLT to give me a bit more control in windy conditions over my SLT 3wt. I was casting in a very strong wind and getting the fly to tuck-in under a low branch just above the water was no problem at all. Presentation and accuracy at short range with our new Smallstream fly line is simply sweet, but shooting line to cover a rising fish at more distance remains easy, predictable and controlled. Name: Josh WCountry: USASubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I took it to the Welsh Wye in pursuit of grayling last weekend and it was simply superb. Fine presentation and a stunning taper made it to my new fav line! Ordered the Smallstream especially for my little creek. Name: David ParkerCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Thanks a lot for developing this line. With their nice supple feel and very low memory, they are simply a pleasure to cast! It floated high in the water, even the tip, but eventually the tip sank. I love the Barrio lines. Using the Barrio Smallstream WF4F line on a Loop Xact #4 rod. I like my GT90, but this is a step up again. They are equal to the premium lines in the USA and better value. In conclusion, I'd say that the overall performance was very pleasing and fulfilled all of the requirements of the scenario for which the line was bought. I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my new Smallstream #4. Smallstream WF3F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 100 grains / 6.5 grams. I found the line to be very manoeuvrable. In my opinion this would be a great line to use on rods for beginners when teaching, as it feels a little more stable and predictable when you can carry more line beyond the head than the SLX. Barrio Smallstream fly lines have been designed for small streams, rivers and any location where fishing distances are likely to be more limited, or your casting area restricted. I've given it to three friends of mine to try, they have all found it a great line and I think they have bought one too. 7 talking about this. Suitable for most fly fishing styles and techniques, our high quality fly lines are certainly capable of casting a good distance, but more importantly, on the water they entice you to explore accurate and delicate casts at normal fishing ranges. The line on the 3wt cost in excess of Â£50 and I have to say that the Barrio Smallstream is the equal of it at less than 1/2 the price. Accédez aux publications, aux photos et plus encore sur Facebook. The Barrio brand is my number 1 choice for fly lines now and I am gradually replacing all my existing lines with them. That was the other thing that was immediately obvious - this line was performing some amazingly tight loops - always under control - and I realised this line is just the tool for casting to easily spooked fish. The Barrio Smallstream has been specifically designed for the purpose and developed so that a #1 line will suit a #1 rod and a #3 line a #3 rod. Bought the Smallstream WF3F to match a Sage Dart 7'6" 3# blank. Had I been using my previous 'expensive line', it would've probably swam off! I was able to spey cast, single and double, with ease. 7 talking about this. I tried it on my faster rods, the Orvis Recon and the Douglas Sky, and it does fairly well on those rods, but it is just sweet on the Shadow. Over the years we have been a huge fan of these fly lines. Although, a little grease on the last foot solved that. It also lifts off well and lands lightly, which was a slight surprise given the taper. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone. The selection of lines are comprehensive – covering single hand and double hand options as well as predator lines for pike. Barrio fly lines are manufactured for us in the UK to European REACH compliant industry standards. I tested yesterday my 3wt Smallstream fly line, I can only define it in one word "Superb". Reactions: GEK79 and madcaster. Presentation and accuracy at short range with our new Smallstream fly line is simply sweet, but shooting line to cover a rising fish at more distance remains easy, predictable and controlled. It easily cast 80' and I could have gone further but for the trees behind. Barrio Fly Lines are researched and developed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the heart of the rivers Don, Dee, Spey and Deveron. However, what really was a surprise was how well it cast 'overhead'. Name: Felipe CavieresCountry: ChileSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. My WF4 Smallstream is dead, after 7 years of very good job, and not for one or two fly sessions a year! It runs and shoots like a dream and I can really feel it loading the rod. It very easy to cast on small and medium rivers and last week I fished with it on the Dordogne river, a large one. A. Adamburton04 New member. Shop the right line for every fish at RIO. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. For my casting style, the scandi style, these lines are perfect. Please note that our fly line profile diagrams do not include any information regarding compound tapers ( multiple tapers within a taper ) that we may have included within the profile and that the dimensions may vary for each individual line weight. I know the word 'presentation' is widely overused when we discuss fly lines, but it is certainly one that immediately springs to mind when I think of key words to explain this line. Another plus point is the price, at Â£27.60 (around 55% of the competition) including postage. We've been developing the highest performing fly lines, leader, & tippet in the industry for over 20 years. Name: Christian KruselburgerCountry: AustriaSubject: Barrio Fly Lines. This line seems to make me a better caster and performs just as well or better than the more expensive lines. They cost just £25.20 including delivery, which really is excellent value for such a well-made line. I needn't have worried! Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. To get a good, clear review of something I am always keen to let as many anglers get their hands on a product and to give it some feedback. While the Barrio GT90 is the standard 90 feet long (27.4m), the GT125 measures a massive 125 feet (38m). Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. So Iâll buy another one as soon as you have them in stock. 7 talking about this. Smallstream WF5F fly line - target weight at 24 feet - 140 grains / 9.1 grams. I used the #4 line, with a 7 foot 'middle/tip' action rod (slightly softer than some) and a tapered leader (about 8' overall). Messages 3 Reaction score 1. The Moser braided loop is fitting well. Barrio Mallard Weight Forward fly lines, the original 'Barrio Lines' that we designed back in 2003. I have had the smallstream 4 on my rod for a year. The ease with which it casts with only a short amount of line out, could make it ideal for beginners. Name: Peter BuckeyCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I have used it on rivers, from a float tube with traditional loch style patterns and small still waters. Name: Steve WyattCountry: UKSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. I'm already a huge fan of the Mallard DT and SLX so hoped the all-new Smallstream #3 would suit my new rod nicely. It's off!. It also allowed me to 'shoot' line, but the 'turnover' was compromised. I'm also very impressed with the delicate presentation provided, something which has been pivotal in catching my personal best Brown Trout in 18" of clear water. Name: Michael StoeckCountry: GermanySubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. The Smallstream does feel lighter than the SLX and whilst not loading the rod quite as deeply for spey casts, seems to be the better for it when presenting dry flies and nymphs with over-head casts (having said this I would like to emphasise again just how good the Smallstream is at spey casts!). They'd undoubtedly sell for a lot more if they did. Itâs more nearly fifty trips a year! Roll-casting and spey casts were so easy with this line I couldn't believe it! We are very lucky to have some great friends in our Barrio Pro Fly Fishing Team, always keen to help with the development of our new designs with their experience and ideas and to "play with the toys" in the review of each prototype throughout the process! Lawn cast it and it handles superbly, loading up nicely even at the very shortest distances. The Barrio Fly Line range is ideal for fishing on our lochs and rivers and is enjoying a growing reputation for innovation, quality and value for money. The Barrio Smallstream fly line has a much shorter head than a typical fly line. It roll casts like a dream and shoots beautifully through the rod rings. ... Ambush Fly Lines by Royal Wulff - Duration: 1:13. Name: Francisco HerrerosCountry: ChileSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. 1:13. I've been seriously impressed with it's performance - it's simply brilliant. With their nice supple feel and low memory, they are simply a pleasure to cast! Name: Hector PintoCountry: ChileSubject: Smallstream Fly Lines. Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland, cast with confidence all over the world. Barrio fly line reviews covering the full range of Mike Barrio's good quality and cost-effective fly lines, spanning everything from the GT90 to the Mallard and Smallstream. This fly line has been designed with a longer head and a big diameter which makes it suitable for a proper cast. Fabulous line and very good precision at hard distance, great in the wind conditions (here in Brittany itâs often the case) ... and the price is a joke! The Barrio Instructor fly line sells for just £30. Especially, for the very young, or those using short rods. The line shoots out of the rings like it hates my rod! I'm definitely in awe of the performance. In 2018 I had Sandy Nelson make me an Epic 370 glass rod and following several recommendations I put a #3 Smallstream on it. Thanks a lot for your work for us fly fishermen. Mike enjoys nothing better than a few hours fishing on one of the local rivers and until recently was running Haddo Trout Fishery for just over ten years.