Lee Wulff Triangle Taper Spey
Two versions of lines, each with a WF triangle taper design,
one 70 feet long and the other 80 feet long. The taper is continuous throughout
the head. Running line diameter is 0.04 inches diameter. These lines are
Lee Wulff Triangle Taper TTS 10/11F 70ft
This line has the same diameters as the 80 foot version
so the effect of the shorter head is to accentuate the taper slightly.
As might be predicted, its performance at 45 feet was better than that
of the longer version. The small increase in mass made the old rod perform
much better than the other line did at 45 feet. For longer casts, the
line worked well with the belly brought just inside the tip of the rod.
On the new rod, we could really appreciate the head working. It seemed
to match the fast action perfectly. 75 feet and much further was easy,
but only on the new rod. The old rod, slower actioned, did not handle
this line anything like so well, yet the line weight felt fine on it.
This probably demonstrates the importance of trying out the components
of your system before you buy. The old rod felt sluggish and just did
not produce the same positive power to shoot the line and this may well
have been because the line belly was not loading throughout the rod, only
the tip. With the line brought further into the rod, the problem was reduced.
Overall this is a good line, excellent quality and well designed but we
found it less well suited for one of the rods.
Lee Wulff Triangle Taper TTS 10/11F 80ft
At 45 feet this line's performance was faultless. It turned
over effortlessly and shot three yards of line in a blink. Strangely,
it felt slightly lighter on the old rod, perhaps this has more to do with
the relationship between the rod's weight and the line's weight than anything
else. 75 feet of line was a dream. The line shot like a rocket, keeping
its shape well in the air with nice controlled loops. In fact it shot
so well that it tended to pull line off the reel. The line behaved brilliantly
and felt like it could go on extending forever. So we tried it out. With
both rods it seemed better to bring the belly to the hand. Since the change
in diameter between running line and the belly is steep, there was no
problem knowing where to stop. This line casts long distances much easier
than most. Very impressive, a seriously good product.