At the heart of your fishing, lies a quality fly line
Barrio Fly Lines
Barrio Fly Lines are researched and developed at Haddo Trout Fishery and on the rivers of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Barrio Fly Line range is ideal for trout fishing on our lochs and rivers and is enjoying a growing reputation for innovation, quality and value for money. With their nice supple feel and very low memory, they are simply a pleasure to cast with!
Mike Barrio was brought up in the South Island of New Zealand, then went on to spend many years in Northern Spain and has lived in Aberdeenshire since the mid 80s. Mike enjoys nothing better than a few hours fishing on one of the local rivers and has been running Haddo Trout Fishery since he opened the venue for fly fishing in early 2002. Mike is a self confessed "fly line geek" and designs all our fly line tapers himself, the dimensions of which are then relayed to our chosen UK based fly line manufacturer.
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. We are also very lucky to have a number of friends in the casting instructor world and these are always keen to help with ideas for our new designs and keen to "play with the toys" in the review of each prototype throughout the process!
Fly lines currently under development for the 2013 season include light Spey lines for Switch rods, Spey lines for Salmon rods and a DH15 tournament head for casting competitions. We are also working on new fly line coatings.
Barrio fly lines are manufactured for us in the UK to a very high standard using computer controlled production systems. 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.