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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-25-2001, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Originator: EugeneDate: 10/24/2001 11:36 PM
Received the new Spey Newsletter a couple days ago and it is loaded with excellent information on the snake roll and its derivitives. Thanks to Dana for the hard work on the newsletter and on this website. I encourage anyone who hasn't subscribed to do so; it's a great value and sites like this one should be supported.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-25-2001, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Originator: DanaDate: 10/25/2001 5:12 PM
Thanks so much for the kind words, Eugene--much appreciated! It's great to get feedback and to know that peopl are enjoying my work and finding it useful.

I'm currently working on an article about the Perry Poke and the Triple Spey for the newsletter that should be ready sometime in December, plus I'm hard at work on reviews of the Winston Derek Brown rods and the Waterworks ULA Force 4 Spey reels, both of which I hope to have up on the Spey Pages later in November.

Thanks again!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-25-2001, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Originator: texasspeyDate: 10/25/2001 5:21 PM
I will pile on here also.I also enjoy your work very much.  I also enjoy the comments from your buddy Tyler, who I met on the mighty T once. He was also very helpful on a followup call.      thankyou both very much
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2001, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Originator: Bill KDate: 10/28/2001 3:58 AM
Here's another plug for this forum, the SpeyPages, and Dana's newsletter.  Thanks, Dana!
I'm finally starting to show some consistency in my casting, and adding to my repertoire, and these resources have been a huge cast.  Last weekend I had a morning (see quasi-report replying on the North Umpqua in the Rivers forum) where I was consistently casting 85 to 90 feet, and I probably reached 110 feet on some casts.  I'm pretty certain about the distance, because I was fishing an 70-foot belly TT, and I had the running line in my hands the whole time, and shooting a bunch on my best casts.  I was pleasantly quite surprised.
Of course, the next day, my extreme expectation of hooking a fish out of the pocket and rocks on the far side, plus a little side wind, destroyed my consistency, but I recovered later that day to get it going again.
The best part is what it does for my presentation.  I can select my casting location for best angle, rather than just reaching the hold.  Fishing dries, I know exactly where my fly is landing and how it is behaving, and I can control its behavior a lot better if I can more easily reach the lie. 
So, Dana, thanks for the help.  I'm enjoying my fishing more each trip, and I'm trying to temper that with thoughts of trying new casts.  I'm not having too much success making myself vary from what I can do, but just knowing the mechanics of more casts presents me with more options for the varying conditions of river side, streamside vegetation, and wind. 
Thanks also to the correspondents here.
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