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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2020, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Well our season opens in a week and a half. Hopefully there is something still around to catch. If not I will just as happy to enjoy the casting.

How about a long line Mike??

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2020, 07:28 PM
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Looks like a perfect spot for a 17’ 11/12 rod and a 100’ line 🤣😎👍
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Yes they are perfect..... the Geen, the Grand, and the Upper Niagara are wide and shallow with steelie lies scattered throughout the mid river runs, slots, and potholes. Perfect for shallow wading and Fine and Far Off 150 foot casts with traditional 16 to 18 foot spey rods and floating lines with 90 foot heads. A single elegant cast lifts and shoots the entire line with a 15 foot leader without any commotions and makes a delicate presentation. This is the pinnacle of spey fishing.
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Yes they are perfect..... the Geen, the Grand, and the Upper Niagara are wide and shallow with steelie lies scattered throughout the mid river runs, slots, and potholes. Perfect for shallow wading and Fine and Far Off 150 foot casts with traditional 16 to 18 foot spey rods and floating lines with 90 foot heads. A single elegant cast lifts and shoots the entire line with a 15 foot leader without any commotions and makes a delicate presentation. This is the pinnacle of spey fishing.
Hell to the yeah!!!

In the last year I’ve fallen in love with 15’ rods. I haven’t used anything more than 40’ heads though, but have been considering a long winter authority or fall favorite for casting some cascades and speys up on the st Mary’s. It’s just incredible to cast those flies on long rods to salmon/steelhead!!........or maybe addictive is the right term??
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Yeah....Thanks. I forgot the Soo. The Whitefish Rapids can be treacherous to wade depending how many gate are open on the dam. Far and Fine Off presentations with floating or sinking lines are easy with the added lift capacity of these 16, 17, and 18 foot rods. This allows wading anglers to only have to wade up to their knees and avoid the slippery rocks under the fast currents. You can reach the steelies or salmon laying untouched in the midstream water which is precisely what Grant used his Planetary cast for on the River Ness. The added length of these rods paired with a 6/0 Restigouche or a 4 1/2 inch Salmon Perfect gives a wading angler an ability to lift the line above the rocks and leverage a 25 pound running salmon, and avoid being spooled while following it downstream. Distance casting and fishing is addictive, but fighting a trophy on these rods are pure pleasure. An added bonus is your trophy is landed and released in half the time allowing them a better chance to survive and continue their journey. Less time on the hook also reduces the disappointment of your trophy becoming unbuttoned and an incomplete memory for the angler.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-20-2020, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Just out for a walk along the shoreline and the water is almost crystal clear. Flows and levels are about perfect. Let's hope it stays that way. The weather man is calling for some cooler temps in the next few days and maybe some flurries. That should help for sure.

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