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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys enjoy reading all the topics and have gained much knowledge I believe from just reading your thoughts. I recently landed my first Steelhead on a 1 hander and that took years always had the impression I was swinging way to fast and I was not getting down into the zone enough, I was fishing everything from 450 grain to mid grain lines but was never sure I was in the zone out in front only on the swing and then hung up on the near strip. Anyway it was a very frustrating thing and always seemed to go back to my pinn .
Now I have bought a used rod (thanx Scott) a Sage 9140 and purchased a Skagit line and and loaded up on some Mow tips and been out once and feel better about my drift already. I bought the full 10 ft sink T14 and the 5 and 5 float and sink T14 in the Mow system is there any other tips I should think about purchasing other then the full 10 ft floater for future warmer weather fishing days. My home rivers would consist of the Fraser Valley rivers and the Squamish Area rivers and of course the Big T so any mow tip info would help greatly or any tips I could get my friends at Searun to make me up.
Fly choices are quite overbearing when you think about what works and what looks good ,I mainly stick with varieties of Flys that I can readily twist up myself like bastardized versions of Mickeys and intruder patterns and my new favourite the cone headed Bunny leach and Wholly Buggers. Anyway if you have a helpful hint or two on tips or flies that you can spare I would be muchly appreciated and hope to see you on the flow one day.

Bill
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 08:38 PM
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Hi: I have the same rod along with a few others. The heads you have will be just fine. If I was going to add a few more tips, would be a MOW 2.5 float/7.5 of T-14. (Good for fishing through slots.). I also carry an assortment of T-8's for slower water. Plus I have everything from intermediate to high-density SA tips. Don't get all this at once -what you have is fine, especially if you carry an assortment of flies from un-weighted to heavily weighted. Then you can mix and match. Pick a bright fly and a dark fly you have confidence in ,tie some up, and away you go! Lots of great flies by great tyers elsewhere in this forum. I have my old stand-bys, but get bored tying same things all the time so I shop around in here. Great place for ideas.

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"There will always be days when the fishing is better than ones most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. *Either is a gain over just staying home."

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