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Forum: Rods   07-17-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,391
Posted By GonzosPerch
'Nice thread. I'm leaving on Monday to play for...

'Nice thread. I'm leaving on Monday to play for 10 days on a big river in Labrador. I am trying to narrow down to three rods; here is the tentative quiver in order of appearance (rod, reel, and...
Forum: Technique   07-16-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By GonzosPerch
1) Dead drift dry fly - strike with due regard to...

1) Dead drift dry fly - strike with due regard to the Queen.
2) Swung fly (wet/riffled/dry) - pretend that the "fish" is an annoyance and play-through the swing (i.e., do nothing).

'Serious on...
Forum: Destinations   07-06-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By GonzosPerch
Check the Newfoundland/Labrador regulations...

Check the Newfoundland/Labrador regulations before you cue up the S1/S2...
Forum: Rods   07-06-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By GonzosPerch
Leo - I'll venture that an 11'8" 8# switch has as...

Leo - I'll venture that an 11'8" 8# switch has as much or more backbone than a 9' 8#, which is pretty typical for Quebec salmon fishing.

The kicker is putting the butt of the rod to the fish and...
Forum: Spey Basics   07-06-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By GonzosPerch
Hello Folks - thank you for the responses. ...

Hello Folks - thank you for the responses.

Sinktip makes a good point on fish size - I'm looking at fish (Atlantics) that routinely 16 to 20# and a river with rough rocks and tanic-stained...
Forum: Spey Basics   07-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By GonzosPerch
Leaders for Mid-Belly Floater and Smallish Flies

Folks,

I'd appreciate comments and suggestions on leaders for smallish (< #4), unweighted (Atlantic salmon) flies for use with longer lines.

The rods will mostly be Loomis Greasers (15' 7/8,...
Forum: Fishing with the Doublehanded Rod   06-26-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By GonzosPerch
They are the same species (Alosa sapidissima) and...

They are the same species (Alosa sapidissima) and where introduced from the east coast.
Forum: Spey Classifieds   06-25-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By GonzosPerch
PM send on Delta Spey.

PM send on Delta Spey.
Forum: Tackle   05-28-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By GonzosPerch
4" Sealed Disc Guts

William provides tools to open up the magic; image of a 4" sealed disc. The reel is as clean on the inside as it is on the outside. The drag is sealed away and requires double-0 clearance to...
Forum: Tackle   05-01-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By GonzosPerch
Hello Bruce - I'll be spending 10 days on remote...

Hello Bruce - I'll be spending 10 days on remote and humongous salmon river in Labrador in July - does Gaelforce have a "tester" program :-)? I would love the opportunity to cross reference the line...
Forum: Tackle   04-29-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By GonzosPerch
Mike - thank you for the information - I'll try...

Mike - thank you for the information - I'll try that tech when I get out on the water.

The head is definitely not on backwards. I suspect one could use the line backwards for indicator fishing...
Forum: Tackle   04-29-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By GonzosPerch
Shorter Gaelforce

I prefer integrated lines. The Gaelforce 63 is just too damn short to have fun casting with a 15'+ rod; I ordered one in a 8/9 a few years ago a found that the business end of the line is ~ 58' or...
Forum: Tackle   04-29-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By GonzosPerch
Hello Bruce - thank you for the response. What I...

Hello Bruce - thank you for the response. What I you mean by "hanging the thread?" I have cast with the connection inside and outside the end of the rod and have had a bit better luck with the...
Forum: Tackle   04-28-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By GonzosPerch
Dude...no.

Dude...no.
Forum: Tackle   04-28-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By GonzosPerch
Hello Bruce - thank you for the response. Rods...

Hello Bruce - thank you for the response. Rods that shoot these are:
1: G Loomis Greaser 15' 9/10;
2: G Loomis Greaser 14' and 15' 8/9; and
3: G Loomis Greaser 17 10/11.

These suckers should...
Forum: Tackle   04-28-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By GonzosPerch
How to Cast Gaelforce Touchdown 70 Clearwater Special vs NextCast FF70

Folks - 'any suggestions on how to cast a Gaelforce Touchdown Clearwater Special (the line with Poppy/ZZ Top in Filson on the box) vs the NextCast FF270? I have FF270s in 7/8, 8/9, and 9/10 and...
Forum: Spey Classifieds   04-16-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By GonzosPerch
NextCast 10/11?

What NextCast 10/11 is the line number (length) designation (e.g., 55,70)?
Forum: Fishing with the Doublehanded Rod   03-25-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,589
Posted By GonzosPerch
'The fly that worked last year...

This one caught fish during very slow fishing and is the confidence fly for winter while watching the woodshed get sparse. I like flies that are short...and this is long. The black bear wing just...
Forum: General   03-24-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By GonzosPerch
Great Question. Comments: 1) Swinging for...

Great Question. Comments:

1) Swinging for dropbacks in mid-April on the Salmon River is fun; the fish are aggressively feeding.
2) You're fishing the water and not bonking fish on redds in the...
Forum: Spey Classifieds   03-08-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By GonzosPerch
Big Game 5

Beatle - thunderflash had two posted a week ago. I bought one but there may be another. I didn't chase down the post. He was looking for $310 and we agreed on $10 for shipping. Good Luck
Forum: Spey Classifieds   03-06-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By GonzosPerch
Hardy developed a system for this reel (only)...

Hardy developed a system for this reel (only) that you could wind the line on in a different direction (typical Brit genius).
Forum: Spey Classifieds   03-01-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By GonzosPerch
Hello Thunderflash, Following on our PMs,...

Hello Thunderflash,

Following on our PMs, I'll take one of the BG5s.
Forum: Technique   02-23-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 26,192
Posted By GonzosPerch
Smashed Barb

Smashed barb 100% of the time. I haven't fished intentionally with a barb in 30 years after embedding 6 points from three barbed trebles in my hand while fishing plugs from a small boat. A smashed...
Forum: Tackle   02-20-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By GonzosPerch
Ross Gunnisons - Yes

Hello Dr. Bob,

I picked up a G4 in at The Boat Shop in Rowayton, CT in 1989 and used it for a long time. I caught striper and bluefish in the Sound, went to Alaska in '89 and back from 1995 -...
Forum: General   02-10-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,528
Posted By GonzosPerch
Can they put wine in the pipeline and send it...

Can they put wine in the pipeline and send it back to AB? How about loading in some 'nookies and spooling the folks on the Bow?

News Flash: "Drift Boat on Bow River Attached By Drunk Salmon"
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