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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2001, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just learned how to spey fish today and I must say, why didnt I do this sooner, thanks to Fred Evans our trip was an sucess, I caught 2 steelhead and a 15lb coho on freds 13'6"7wt sage, under Freds direction I had the best I have ever had on the Rogue, Thanks Fred............Nate
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2001, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2001, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 12/10/2001 9:01 PM
Fun part of this trip was the last fish Nate hooked; a 15 pounder Coho on one of my bbb's (big black and buggies). Fish actually took the fly so Nate's off and running, then the reel jams (a very old Phlg. Med. Never have had a problem with these reels in 20+ years but there has to be a first time for everything). So there's Nate, there's one very large fish who wants nothing to do with Nate, there's Fred saying under his breath 'now what the h...?!!'
 
Turns out a couple of the frame screws had backed out a tad, just enough to allow the frame/spool to bind. So picture Nate with fish on end of line, Fred holding parts of reel in both hands trying to figure out what the hecks going on. Finally figure out the 'problem' put spool back in frame, tighten loose screws (2 on the reel and two -two footed loose screws holding a fly rod and reel sections?) with a pen knife and Nate's back in business. Fish ends up on the beach.
 
Reel has already been 'retired.'
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-20-2001, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fred,
 
I'd hate to see what would happen to your wife if she over cooked your steak?
Put a little loctite or some epoxy on those screws and put that old war horse back into commission again. Everything deserves a second chance. Besides, I've learned everytime I blame my equiptment instead of myself it ends up costing me alot of money.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-21-2001, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 12/21/2001 1:29 AM
Well ..... gotta give you a 'gotcha' on this one but had the 'spare/new' reel sitting on my desk wondering what/where to put same to use. Thing that was strange is the same two screws had loosened up again just from the landing of Nate's Coho. Reel will not be resigned to the recycle bin (trash compactor) when I get a chance to give it a couple of drops of Cryo glue.
 
As noted before this is the very first time in YEARS that any of these reels has been a problem of any kind (backing my car over one doesn't count -- the reel 'almost' survived, the rod, sweet J, the poor rod .... and my fav. 6wt to-boot).
 
But for big fish work they are on the light side. The new Supremes are a heck of a reel and you could pound nails with the things. At $50-70 bucks (depending upon the reel) a heck of a deal. Have three and have already given one the "road rash" test (NO COMMENTS FROM FLYBOB!!); called the 'help line' replacement parts (minor) in mail a couple of days later. Reel back on rod and three or four fish (couple of them Coho) show the reel is just slightly less than 'as new.'
 
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