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Forum: Spey Classifieds   08-15-2019, 12:53 AM
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Posted By SSPey
Sage RPLX 990-3

Selling a Sage RPLX 990-3. 9’ 9wt 3 pc. Some scratches from normal use, no rust on guides, no damage to cork. Good used condition.

SOLD

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Forum: Tackle   07-11-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By SSPey
The Simms mesh are good for airing but provide...

The Simms mesh are good for airing but provide minimal cushion protection. And, their lack of stretch doesn’t grip rod sections together when transporting ... lost the top half of a rod due to this!
Forum: Tackle   07-11-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By SSPey
They work, no sense yet of long-term durability,...

They work, no sense yet of long-term durability, but on sizing: I’ve worn Simms size 14 for 30 yrs, but had to get size 15 in the current G3. My old Guide and Rivershed 14 boots still fit fine (I...
Forum: Rods   06-11-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By SSPey
I am not involved in ground-zero rod design, just...

I am not involved in ground-zero rod design, just some proto testing and a long time customer. But I do know that the 7133-3 and 7134-4 were designed nearly a decade apart, 3 vs 4 pc, and that the...
Forum: Rods   06-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By SSPey
No, not a big difference. If you want details,...

No, not a big difference. If you want details, the post #5 by NRK provided earlier describes the two rods nicely:
...
Forum: Tackle   06-09-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By SSPey
A grain scale is a good thing to have, because...

A grain scale is a good thing to have, because individual lines differ in weight depending on taper.

The old green level lines from Rio (ranging from ~ 12 to 22 grains per foot) and any of the...
Forum: Tackle   06-02-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By SSPey
9.5 - 10 oz empty reel. Heavier if you like to...

9.5 - 10 oz empty reel. Heavier if you like to grip short
Forum: General   05-18-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,280
Posted By SSPey
Read this one, too ...

Read this one, too

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-beat-up-a-fish-hatche_b_692307
Forum: General   05-16-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,280
Posted By SSPey
I posted this already: https://www.drawdown.org/ ...

I posted this already: https://www.drawdown.org/

Rant over.
Forum: General   05-16-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By SSPey
Picaridin is a great alternative to DEET, though...

Picaridin is a great alternative to DEET, though wind is my favorite insect repellent
Forum: General   04-25-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,280
Posted By SSPey
The whole “climategate” thing turned out to be a...

The whole “climategate” thing turned out to be a manufactured crisis that was thoroughly debunked, along with the “temperature adjustment” crisis, which is thoroughly addressed in peer reviewed...
Forum: General   04-24-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,280
Posted By SSPey
Superb. Just the simple act of finding these...

Superb. Just the simple act of finding these papers (legitimate and systematic critiques of existing science) debunks the notion that dissenting viewpoints are silenced in some nefarious global...
Forum: General   04-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,280
Posted By SSPey
This article is very biased. It draws primarily...

This article is very biased. It draws primarily from a scientific review of ocean acidification research written by Howard Browman, in which Browman calls for more rigor in the science. Even...
Forum: Tackle   04-24-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By SSPey
The optical clarity of GLASS lenses can't be...

The optical clarity of GLASS lenses can't be beat. Whatever brand. All the rest is secondary to me; all the expensive brands make good frames and coatings. But the advantage of GLASS is CLEAR. ...
Forum: General   04-20-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,280
Posted By SSPey
Solutions prioritized across sectors based on...

Solutions prioritized across sectors based on impact, feasibility and cost/benefit

https://www.drawdown.org
Forum: Tackle   04-17-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By SSPey
When most folks think of DT lines, they're...

When most folks think of DT lines, they're thinking of simple traditional level lines with only 10' of forward taper (or 15' in the case of a salmon DT line). In those lines, the taper variation...
Forum: Tackle   04-14-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By SSPey
Calls are better than emails ... and I suggested...

Calls are better than emails ... and I suggested to Nextcast in January that they revise the chart, when this isssue came up. Oh well ...
Forum: Tackle   04-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By SSPey
It is generally a good idea to use the tip that’s...

It is generally a good idea to use the tip that’s recommended for a given head. That said, in this case, the tips are fairly comparable.

10’ tip at 110 grains averages 11 grains per foot
12’...
Forum: Technique   04-09-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By SSPey
On spring/summer steelhead rivers that get a lot...

On spring/summer steelhead rivers that get a lot of pressure from swung-fly anglers, I often hook good sized trout early in the run, but it slows down quickly as the trout wise up.

On steelhead...
Forum: Spey Classifieds   04-09-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By SSPey
9 oz empty, 4.25" diameter These have a lot...

9 oz empty, 4.25" diameter

These have a lot of backing capacity. If using shorter heads, all that backing adds more weight (1 oz) compared to larger arbor reel ... plus another 1 oz of a regular...
Forum: General   04-04-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By SSPey
This is not about funding. The Army Corps can...

This is not about funding. The Army Corps can afford to pay ODFW to run the hatchery. However, the Army Corps cannot afford a losing lawsuit. ODFW may not have the money to run the Hatchery, but...
Forum: General   04-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By SSPey
This fish was pulled into the shallows (not onto...

This fish was pulled into the shallows (not onto the rocks), tailed in the water (kicked up a bunch of fine sediment), moved for the photo, and quickly let go. Out for about 5 seconds. I've landed...
Forum: General   04-04-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By SSPey
There is a lot of poaching ... and dams, farms,...

There is a lot of poaching ... and dams, farms, silt, degraded habitat, chemicals, seals, hatcheries, etc ... the wild winters in this basin face a LOT of issues. Given this mess, simply removing...
Forum: Spey Classifieds   03-31-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By SSPey
if you strike out on T-24, the SA deep water...

if you strike out on T-24, the SA deep water express heads in 700 and 850 will cut to 23 and 28 gr/ft
Forum: Tackle   03-12-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By SSPey
The Hardy Bougle 4" weighs more than 8 oz,...

The Hardy Bougle 4" weighs more than 8 oz, depending on the model. It also has tons of capacity. Simply adding regular backing adds 2+ ounces of dry weight.

The Danielsson 8/12, on the other...
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