I’ve been searching for a line when I completed my 6wt. Since I was a regular at Marc’s Limp, I hadn’t failed to notice the new Barrio logo, a line brand he had mentioned already in some posts. So I asked him, and, not very surprisingly, he told me Barrio lines were really good.
And they are.
I’m not (yet) what you would call a distance caster, not after 7 months, but that’s the way I’m headed. I like to fling a line, a lot. And I like to send it as far as I can. I suspect some testosterone is at play. Barrio does a distance line, the GT140S. That’s the one I picked up. Distance line here means three things:
- It’s long. 140′. So I’m not going to see that backing anytime soon. That means also it takes a lot of space in the reel.
- The belly is really long. This is not one of those things where all the mass is concentrated forward, in order to give you a good shoot with only a couple of yards in the air. On the contrary. The taper is designed so that the line behavior is stable, predictable, when you lengthen the amount you carry. I hate the former, and feel the later extremely comfortable. You feel really well what’s going one.
- It’s very visible. Mine is bright orange. Which is brilliant in order to get what Mike Heritage would call the sixth essential: to see what’s going on when you cast, especially with the backcast.
It sometimes splashes awfully, but I’m positive I’m the only one to blame. I’m sure in Marc’s hands it’s a whisper. And the best part (for cheap bastards like me)? It’s £24 incl. shipping.
I hate to admit it, but even if this one sounds like a commercial, it’s not. I’m not getting paid. I just love the line. Hey, Mike! If you read this, just send me a GT140 in 5wt, and I may also say that my sex life got much better since I’m using your lines.