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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2001, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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 16' ABU Goldmax spey rod, traditional action. This rod is a club. $100us firm.
I'm in BC but will ship as long as you pay the bill.
 
 
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-18-2001, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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The rod is gone guys. Nate made me a trade.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2001, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking forward to useing/trying this rod. If Nate doesn't 'fork over' for a few minutes I won't show him where the Spring run of big kings hide up her on the upper Rogue.
 
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2001, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fred from the sounds of it we will have to take turns just so we can keep the brute fishing ....:>).......Nate
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Nate,
God I can be dense sometimes! Even when I was standing next to you in the river Sunday,I forgot to ask you what's the line wt on the ABU?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-21-2001, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Its a 10 to 12 wt, hehe Ive never seen a 12 wt line, Now I will be fishing one. I have a reg weighted foward 10 line that Ill try just to cast the brute, Ill have to play with it before the Springers come. I got the rod to try my hand at the high water springer run(I always wanted to catch them on a fly), does anyone have any suggestions on how to fish for spring chinook with a spey rod? Im leaning towards metal tube flys....Nate
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-21-2001, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sink tips 'n tubes. Sounds like a country western song title. Actually should work fine.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2001, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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   Nate:
 
   Orvis (www.orvis.com) presently has these lines on sale, both available in 12-weights:  a 105-foot double taper floating spey line for $34.50, and their HLS Long Belly weight-forward for $3l.50.  (Go to "Sale Room" then "fly lines".)
   If you want to try one on the cheap, I have a WF12 long belly (made with a section of blue Orvis spliced to a tan Fenwick), loop at the front, no front taper; you can have it for $15 ppd.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2001, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Nate,
 
Two scenarios worked ok for me with Chinooks this past season.  I'm sure there're other proper ways of doing this but as I had some success with these I'll share it anyway and I'm really interested in hearing what others have done in luring these big monsters
 
1) Tailout/riffle just above rapids.  Water was 2'-4' deep, clear & "jogging" speed.  I was using my 8150-4 with a Triangle Taper floater and a Rio 15' Type6 sink tip.  Fly was a Popsicle tied on a Tiemco.  Casted 90 degrees across and swing downstream.  I positioned my cast so the second half of my downstream swing (from quartering down to dangle) was just above where those big springs emerged from the rapids.  If a spring grabbed my Popsicle my line would form a belly real quick in this kind of water.
 
2) Rapids 4'-6' deep.  Water was clear and "Mach1" speed.  I was using my St. Croix 15' SA DT11 floater with a section of 20' Cortland LC13 leadcore tip.  Fly was the same Popsicle but tied on a 2" brass tube.  Casted quartering down and I basically fished the dangle.  Springs did hold in this type of heavy water and I think I had more hookups but the first scenario was a lot more pleasant to cast/fish.  As for the setup in this second scenario BE CAREFUL with this LC13/2" brass tube combination as it will knock you out if you place the loop a little too close to the back of your head 
 
I did not have a lot of success with spey fishing deep pools maybe someday I'd breakdown and commit the blasphemous act of fishing a deep pool with a spoon .
 
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2001, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Nate: Sounds like Nok/Mc and Andy have some good advice et. al.
 
If you want to do some of these 'tubes' I've got (stashed away is the main stuff.  Joan thinks she's surprising me for Christ's Mass... Gad is she behind my spending 'power curve.') tube tieing goodies. BBQ, a little wine ( or whiskey?) a little bench time, etc. MUCHKINS most invited. Gad, we're Grandparents, an all.
 
 
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