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Forum: Rods   04-18-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,585
Posted By redabby
If memory serves I saw them at the Great Lakes...

If memory serves I saw them at the Great Lakes Expo this year. They are too slow for me.
Forum: Tackle   03-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By redabby
Although my largest Marquis is a 9# I used to...

Although my largest Marquis is a 9# I used to have an earlier salmon. I think this is an attribute of the drag. I don't think they envisioned anyone using less than a 6 lb. tippet. In fact the...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   03-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By redabby
like but a simple like is too short a message...

like but a simple like is too short a message for the computer so I really like it.
Forum: Rods   03-05-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,863
Posted By redabby
IMHO ( I do like to use that ) that Able is...

IMHO ( I do like to use that ) that Able is twice as heavy as needed. I use a Marquis 9# on an Scott A3 8#. A reel which is less than 6 oz. I don't find any balance issues. Your rod is so much...
Forum: Tackle   03-05-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,024
Posted By redabby
The new Marquis is a fully machined reel. The...

The new Marquis is a fully machined reel. The English are dia cast. I think they added some other improvements which I'll not take the time to look up.
Or it comes down to cheaper by the pound. ...
Forum: Tackle   03-05-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By redabby
Andy I have just bought 2 lines which work on my...

Andy I have just bought 2 lines which work on my old Winston 8# 9' 6". I bought this rod in 1982. The rod is labeled Winston 8# 3 5/8 oz. This is prior to Winston using model names. Compared to...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   02-26-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By redabby
I do like them. What is your materials list? ...

I do like them. What is your materials list?
Ken
Forum: General   02-26-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,342
Posted By redabby
From where he was standing it could have been in...

From where he was standing it could have been in plain sight. To see fish while wading can be hard, more glare the closer to the surface of the water. Some guys just can see fish better than...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   02-21-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,123
Posted By redabby
Wink Looks a little over dressed to be a Lady...

Looks a little over dressed to be a Lady Gaga?:roll:
Forum: Tackle   02-19-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,132
Posted By redabby
Don't pull the tag! Pull the line and the loop. ...

Don't pull the tag! Pull the line and the loop. Let the tag take care of itself. Wrap the one around your hand and stick a pencil or pliers handle through the loop to pull with. If the knot closes...
Forum: Tackle   02-14-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By redabby
Line dia. is not a good indicator of how much a...

Line dia. is not a good indicator of how much a line weighs. It comes back to a pound of feathers or a pound of lead, same weight different volume. Floating lines are the largest dia. being made of...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-16-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By redabby
Mik Frodin uses a comparison between an old style...

Mik Frodin uses a comparison between an old style Willie gun and his Scandi salmon fly. The turbo cone does 2 things for the fly, one is the hook does not pull down the rear end of the fly and two...
Forum: Rods   01-16-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By redabby
thoughts on the Helios 2 in general. I had a...

thoughts on the Helios 2 in general. I had a chance to cast the 10 7# on the Huron R. during the Helios fly shop tour. Due to circumstances they had no demo lines for the 2 hand rods when I stopped...
Forum: General   01-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By redabby
I remember when neo. waders were the thing. Now...

I remember when neo. waders were the thing. Now I find breathable waders are just as warm if you layer clothing properly and they don't put me in cardio stress from over heating my body. 99.999% of...
Forum: General   01-07-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,662
Posted By redabby
I'd be interested in that answer too. I have...

I'd be interested in that answer too. I have friends in MI and OH that use 5, 6, 7 and 8# single hand rods. I plan on serious pursuit of carp this year.
Ken
Forum: General   01-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By redabby
To add a little bit to what Fred said, if I...

To add a little bit to what Fred said, if I might? The switch rod should throw a much lighter line than the spey. In my mind a switch rod is a 2 handed rod of whatever length that is rated for a...
Forum: General   12-19-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,662
Posted By redabby
I use single and double spey, and find it takes...

I use single and double spey, and find it takes quite a bit of wind to upset me. First thing to do is to use the double spey because there is no lifting it off the water for a back cast. Second...
Forum: Rods   11-17-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,645
Posted By redabby
I own Scott and respect Meiser. I have a problem...

I own Scott and respect Meiser. I have a problem accepting that a small mom and pop size operation size can compete with the engineering department of a major company. It is also just a matter of...
Forum: Tackle   11-17-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,718
Posted By redabby
I use scandi heads. All you need is no doubt...

I use scandi heads. All you need is no doubt what you have. Floating or a float hover or float inter. A 6# spey is throwing a line equivalent to at least an 8# single hand so it will handle a very...
Forum: Tackle   11-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By redabby
speyducer, Thanks, for sure the Finsport? I...

speyducer,
Thanks, for sure the Finsport? I guess I was hoping for something a little more exotic in USA terms,

mdraft1,
I miss wrote it's actually at. www.guideline.no/en/ see the lower right...
Forum: Tackle   11-16-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By redabby
Fly wallet on Guideline salmon fly Page

On page 1 of the Guideline salmon fly section there is a closeup of an interesting fly wallet (?) which I really like and would like to buy a couple. Since it is a closeup I can't tell what it is. ...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   11-15-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By redabby
Nice Mike. Ken

Nice Mike.
Ken
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   11-13-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,504
Posted By redabby
Not necessary but I do like my HMH spinner. I...

Not necessary but I do like my HMH spinner. I like how everything is in line for rotating and the access on the bottom side compared to my Renzitti Traveler.
Ken
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   11-13-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By redabby
J I go with what Frodin suggests at the moment....

J
I go with what Frodin suggests at the moment. He likes the tube to be .333 -.5 the length of the wing. It works well for me. I also find a very short hook shank helps. Use a hook that you...
Forum: Tackle   11-12-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,609
Posted By redabby
I use a perfection loop or a blind loop on my...

I use a perfection loop or a blind loop on my backing to a blind loop on the Airflo braided shooter, blind loop to welded loop on the head. I have seldom gone into the backing, but hope spring...
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