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Forum: Tackle   11-24-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By Speyducer
Vintage? - probably 1960's and earlier....;) ...

Vintage? - probably 1960's and earlier....;)


Mike
Forum: Tackle   11-24-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By Speyducer
What vintage reels do we use?

I use some vintage reels which I use regularly - Hardy salmon (wide) Perfects 3.5", 3.75" & 4", and some others less frequently.

What vintage reels (makes, models, sizes) do others still use and...
Forum: Tackle   11-24-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,367
Posted By Speyducer
What modern reels do we use?

I have a number or reels which I use regularly - Danielsson HD 11fourteen, Danielsson Control 8thirteen, Danielsson Hi Tec #3 & #4, modern (post 1970's) Hardy Perfects (various), and more recently a...
Forum: Tackle   11-22-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,937
Posted By Speyducer
I really wish these line companies didn't keep...

I really wish these line companies didn't keep moving the goalposts!

When I was 'growing up' with lines, starting off with LEVEL lines in the '60's, then single & double taper in the 70's &...
Forum: Technique   11-21-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,656
Posted By Speyducer
Creep vs Drift

An instructive explanation (as well as dealing with straight-line path of rod tip, tailing loops, slack, wasted casting energy, & stop on the back-cast [aka pause])

w w w dot...
Forum: Tackle   11-15-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,678
Posted By Speyducer
Owner SSW (using the bead/loop method on tube...

Owner SSW (using the bead/loop method on tube flies) with 10 landed for 12 hooked on a recent trip ;)


Mike
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   11-14-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Speyducer
Perfection on a hook! :) Mike

Perfection on a hook!

:)


Mike
Forum: Technique   11-14-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,021
Posted By Speyducer
This may be OK if you're Ed Ward or another...

This may be OK if you're Ed Ward or another expert caster; for the novices, laying the line (and tip/leader/fly) as close to your body as possible can be a recipe for a hook in your clothing or ear...
Forum: Technique   11-14-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,021
Posted By Speyducer
Post This video is probably the worst I have seen in...

This video is probably the worst I have seen in its attempt to demo the 'correct' way to setup for the double Spey cast.

Firstly, as pointed out above, this move that the video star is presenting...
Forum: Tackle   11-14-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,678
Posted By Speyducer
No need to use 2 beads, but when you have a...

No need to use 2 beads, but when you have a sparsely dressed tube, the bead or beads will show up when the fly is swinging, and if you pick yellow, orange, fluo red or chartreuse bead(s), these may...
Forum: Tackle   11-14-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Speyducer
As it is marketed as 'ultra-low' stretch, the...

As it is marketed as 'ultra-low' stretch, the core is almost certainly braid, thus welding should be a practical proposition.


Mike
Forum: Technique   11-13-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Speyducer
0.048" = 1.22mm

0.048" = 1.22mm
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   11-12-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By Speyducer
Superb exposition! Mike

Superb exposition!


Mike
Forum: General   11-12-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 116,626
Posted By Speyducer
from the 'T'

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n218/Michael-ULS/t7_1.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/Michael-ULS/media/t7_1.jpg.html)

on of the few on a first trip!

;)


Mike
Forum: Rods   11-10-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Speyducer
Whilst I will admit that I have never handled the...

Whilst I will admit that I have never handled the Burkie you are looking at, I have the Meiser in that model, and it will handle anything you care to trial on it, line-wise. It is one of my original...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   11-09-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Speyducer
A pure slice of beauty! Mike

A pure slice of beauty!


Mike
Forum: Tackle   11-07-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Speyducer
Penn synthetic reel oil would be good for this...

Penn synthetic reel oil would be good for this purpose - can be obtained in small & larger bottles ;)


Mike
Forum: Tackle   11-07-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Speyducer
ditto on the above good advice....;) Mike

ditto on the above good advice....;)


Mike
Forum: Rods   11-06-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,632
Posted By Speyducer
In the right runs, where the fish do hold @ &...

In the right runs, where the fish do hold @ & beyond the 120' range, yes these fish can be contacted with the longer rod & line combos, and the line/head can be controlled/mended (with the correct...
Forum: Fishing with the Doublehanded Rod   11-06-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By Speyducer
A big thumbs up for Nextcast...

During a recent visit to the 'T', I was introduced to the Nextcast head.

This was a line I had never seen, handled or cast.

The new setup with this head was a match for the CND 16'1"...
Forum: Fishing with the Doublehanded Rod   11-06-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
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Views: 2,629
Posted By Speyducer
What are "wicking" socks?? :confused: ...

What are "wicking" socks??

:confused:


Mike
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   10-12-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,776
Posted By Speyducer
Agreed - Cookshill provides very good BM pairs ...

Agreed - Cookshill provides very good BM pairs

;)


Mike
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   10-11-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Speyducer
You're talking about the return eye hook...

You're talking about the return eye hook (up-eyed), rather than the more traditional round eyed hooks (straight eye, up-eye or down eye).

The real 'classic' eye is the gut-eye on a blind-eye...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   10-09-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Speyducer
Which river??

Just tied these up for a forthcoming trip...

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n218/Michael-ULS/fb1.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/Michael-ULS/media/fb1.jpg.html)
...
Forum: General   10-09-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By Speyducer
Try on USPS.com site - [ Dual-Use Priority...

Try on USPS.com site - [ Dual-Use Priority Mail/Priority Mail Express Medium Tube 37-11/16" x 6-1/8" x 5-1/8" x 5-1/16" ]

;)


Mike
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