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Forum: General   02-08-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By SSPey
Recovery under ESA listings involves specific...

Recovery under ESA listings involves specific criteria, such as developed for Puget Sound steelhead, detailed starting around page 120 of this document
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Forum: Rods   02-05-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By SSPey
The old 1409 and 1308 were particularly soft...

The old 1409 and 1308 were particularly soft sticks, gooey slow mo actions. The ARC rods in those models were, too. The 1297 and 1196 and 1509 were firmer.
Forum: Tackle   02-05-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By SSPey
Try the same grains you’d select in a skagit head...

Try the same grains you’d select in a skagit head for all around use with a deep load, or drop some grains if you intend to cast touch and go exclusively with a lighter load.
Forum: Tackle   02-04-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By SSPey
I don’t know the poundage, but the first time...

I don’t know the poundage, but the first time that I spooled GSP on a fly reel (dowel through spool, pressed onto carpet for tension), that’s exactly what happened - the spool sides started bending...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   02-02-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By SSPey
In the interest of convention, and risking some...

In the interest of convention, and risking some contention ... the steelhead fly pictured above (quite beautiful) is not a flatwing. It is in the GP style which is sometimes referred to as a...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   02-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By SSPey
It is all about hooking fish. Flatwings...

It is all about hooking fish.

Flatwings are great but they have the hook up front, which is best when currents are slow / non-existent, and the fish may attack from any angle, or when a fly is...
Forum: General   02-01-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By SSPey
This rollback is sold as helpful to farmers, but...

This rollback is sold as helpful to farmers, but it is all about helping rich developers carve up more land with sloppy sprawl at the expense of conservation. Gutting the headwaters that feed all...
Forum: Tackle   01-23-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,713
Posted By SSPey
whether by kindness or unshown wink to an inside...

whether by kindness or unshown wink to an inside joke, this forum stands apart
Forum: Tackle   01-21-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,713
Posted By SSPey
I use a Danielsson 11-14 and Tibor Gulfstream. ...

I use a Danielsson 11-14 and Tibor Gulfstream. Both are older models, both well tested on chinook, with no issues.

The Tibor is an open-frame design, but no issues with 40 lb mono running line...
Forum: Rods   01-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By SSPey
It seems you are an accomplished scandi caster...

It seems you are an accomplished scandi caster and should stick with the faster rods that you prefer. It is amazing what can be done with a strong fast rod and good timing. Not my personal...
Forum: Tackle   01-10-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By SSPey
x1000 I never use flat/oval mono when...

x1000

I never use flat/oval mono when wading. I’ve relegated all my flat/oval mono to single handers that get fished from a boat.
Forum: Rods   01-09-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By SSPey
Burkheimer 9129-4

Burkheimer 9129-4
Forum: General   01-06-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,128
Posted By SSPey
Recovery under ESA listings involves specific...

Recovery under ESA listings involves specific criteria, such as developed for Puget Sound steelhead, detailed starting on page 119 of this document (...
Forum: Rods   12-30-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By SSPey
The 5 pc rods were developed largely in response...

The 5 pc rods were developed largely in response to requests from traveling anglers. The few that I’ve tried are super nice and don’t feel over-ferruled or heavy. The Burkheimer 8121-5 and Zone 550...
Forum: Tackle   12-20-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By SSPey
I know how the Gen1 40 and 45 differed (short...

I know how the Gen1 40 and 45 differed (short answer: 45 had skinnier belly and also a less steep forward taper, which delayed turnover for more distance), but with so much taper adjustment on these...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By SSPey
Typical UV lights produce invisible UV light and...

Typical UV lights produce invisible UV light and visible wavelengths.

Few light sources emit a single wavelength. Rather, they emit a band. UV wavelengths start just at the edge of the visible...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-12-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By SSPey
a LOON brand light that I use to cure UV glue

a LOON brand light that I use to cure UV glue
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-12-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By SSPey
Fascinating. I just tested it. I compared...

Fascinating. I just tested it.

I compared some Hareline UV tying materials to Mrs. Stewarts, in the dark, under a UV light. The UV materials absolutely glowed. Mrs. Stewarts was black, no glow....
Forum: General   12-10-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,827
Posted By SSPey
I feel that the only time that it is OK to name...

I feel that the only time that it is OK to name rivers is when there is a focus on a specific and/or chronic conservation issue ... and where the primary purpose of "naming names" is to raise...
Forum: Tackle   12-04-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By SSPey
the skinny front end of “density compensated...

the skinny front end of “density compensated tips” is mostly just the neutrally buoyant core with very little tungsten ... no sinky so good. All my tip trims remove the skinny front end. This...
Forum: Tackle   12-04-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By SSPey
T-11 works well, but I find that going just...

T-11 works well, but I find that going just slightly lighter at 10 grains/ft turns over better on longer casts, as the line loses steam.

For that I like T-10 (Airflo) or RIO 9 wt tips in any...
Forum: Tackle   11-27-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By SSPey
No worries, I don’t consider an ass whoopin’ by...

No worries, I don’t consider an ass whoopin’ by steelhead to be unfortunate. It cost me some money, but for a good winter day where I only vaguely remember catching 3 fish, I most clearly remember...
Forum: Tackle   11-26-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By SSPey
Bruce got it right. And yes, I've owned...

Bruce got it right.

And yes, I've owned this reel ... twice. First was ca. 1999-2002, at which time it worked fine for the size range of steelface trout that you mention, though I sold it for a...
Forum: Tackle   11-26-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By SSPey
A rather light disc drag system that readily...

A rather light disc drag system that readily surrenders line, even at max ... fine for situations where you’d normally use a gear and pawl reel.
Forum: General   10-29-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By SSPey
Can also be done by popping off the screw end. ...

Can also be done by popping off the screw end. Benefit is this requires a less precise cut because the screw-end sleeve fits over the tube, and hides the cut end. Pop off the screw end by inserting...
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