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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Newfoundland, Humber River.

Just got seat-sale tickets for the family to go to beautiful Newfoundland next July. My wife is from the Cornerbrook area, and we have been back twice in the last 7 years. Both times I brought my flyrod, and caught Atlantic salmon in the upper Humber with her uncle as a guide! What a blast!
So now I have a Anglers Roost 14 foot 5/6, and all I can think about is skating dry flys to Atlantics...... I'm gonna be practicing my junk, thats for sure!
Can't wait..............
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 09:54 AM
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you need an 8\9 wt

that rod is way to light ive seen Atlantics to 40 lbs in the Humber and have cought some over 20
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rod suggestion

I usually fish a Loop 14 for 9 or a Thomas and Thomas 15 for 10 or At a minimum my 12'4" loop 8 wt
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 12:05 PM
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Hi Campx.I fish the Humber and your 14' 5/6 would be certainly adequate for Grilse,I do fish some lighter rods and have no problem releasing healthy fish.If I were targeting larger salmon I would fish one of my 13' 8 weights.
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Generally I'd agree.. but

The ARE [Anglers Roost] 14' 5/6 is underated. Has been a topic in different threads lately. More of a 7/8 quick action rod. See post #4 of linked thread below.

http://speypages.com/speyclave/showthread.php?t=45456

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I caught a couple 'grilse' on my 7/8wt singlehander, in the 3 1/2 - 4 pound range, and I must say that was a handful! Can't believe the screaming runs those things can do. Only thing to compare to that was bonefish in Belize!

Copsamps, where do you live in Nfld?
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I live in Pasadena,a small community just East of Corner Brook.
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I can just visualize you standing next to Big Falls swinging those skaters, campx!!
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Campx.
I live in Pasadena,a small community just East of Corner Brook.
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