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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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I have been fly fishing for about 20 years. Took up the 2 handed rod a year ago. I love to cast so I thought this would be an easy transition. I was wrong! I watched Youtube, went to the river to practice. Over and over and over and over again. Took about a month to get the feel! I practiced/fished 6 days a week 3-4 hours a day from April to November. I wanted that magic 10,000 casts. I have a business so I could get away some every day. I read and experimented with rods and lines. I have a Master's degree so I enjoyed reading and studying about every aspect and could be helpful to those just starting out. I didn't use a single hand rod all year! I am joining to continue to learn and maybe share.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 11:22 AM
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Welcome to the SpeyPages!

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 02:34 PM
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Welcome

I also fish all the same places (except Florida). It's continuous journey. Not many of us in Maine, Hope to see you on the river. Ivan
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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LLSalmo,

Where in Maine are you located?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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I keep wondering why I waited to take up the 2 handed rod. It's become an obsession. I now have 4 spey rods, a surf rod and a switch rod.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 11:35 AM
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Mecast, I live in Eddington just 63 miles from GLS(the back way)and 8miles from the Penobscot.Ivan
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in Veazie. We should have run into each other by now.
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Keep an eye out for a blue pickup with a bunch of stickers in the back window.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Will do! Look for the guy at GLS landing all the Salmon! It's probably Lou. LOL
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Cool

Welcome to the pages... these guys are pretty cool.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Palmered. What is a house mouse?
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Welcome to the Spey Addiction. It sounds like youíre well beyond any level where therapy might do you any good. Those 12-step things donít work once you buy a two-handed rod. You had a chance...until that purchase and now you're hopelessly addicted. WELL PLAYED SIR!!! WELL PLAYED

Studies have proven that if you donít eat bacon...youíll still die. So...eat the bacon!
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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That's funny! Love it. I tell people I have 3 addictions. Coffee, chocolate, and Spey fishing/casting. I love when the running line goes Ker-Chunk! Could have gone another 10-15 ft! LOL Hard to explain this Spey Addiction even to the single hand crowd.
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