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Old 07-09-2009, 10:22 AM
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Default Fly rod Walleye update

As I mentioned in a couple of previous threads, I have been Walleye fishing with a fly rod. I was having some problems with high banks and the water getting deep fast enough that waders only got me an extra 8 or 10 feet of back cast room. I spent a lot of time digging clousers out of the brush. I built a 15' spey rod to conquer the back cast problem. Once I learned how to use it, I tried actually fishing with it. I got a 27 1/4" walleye on a black marabou leach tied clouser style. This is now my favorite rod. In fact it may be the favorite anything I own. I'll post a picture of the Walleye as soon as I get the film developed. This is the picture of the 29 1/2" Walleye that inspired me to build the spey rod.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:31 AM
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Diver Dan: Wow! Nice work with the Sprey rod and congrats on the BIG walleye. Looking forward to seeing your photos, post some of your rod also.

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Old 07-09-2009, 10:35 AM
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That is one fine looking fish..
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What river is that in the background?
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Diver Dan your my hero, Im a big walleye fan and been fishing for them for 10-11yrs, so you using a fly rod is AWSOME. Im getting a 22ft boat soon and planing on using a fly rod when there in the shallows,during spring or fall. Please keep the pics and stories coming!!!
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Thanks guys. Pacfancjh, that is the Rainy River. The picture is by the bridge that goes from Baudette, MN to Rainy River Ontario. That was the blackest Walleye I ever saw. mcnerney, here is a couple pictures of the spey rod. It is a 15' Meiser clearwater 8/9 wt. I made the handle with Leopard wood, African Blackwood, Blood wood and Maple. The feather inlay is a Wood Duck flank feather, Golden pheasant red tail feather (short one from the side) and a Jungle Cock nail. I'm going to get the film developed now so I can post a picture of the walleye tonight.
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Thanks guys. Pacfancjh, that is the Rainy River. The picture is by the bridge that goes from Baudette, MN to Rainy River Ontario. That was the blackest Walleye I ever saw. mcnerney, here is a couple pictures of the spey rod. It is a 15' Meiser clearwater 8/9 wt. I made the handle with Leopard wood, African Blackwood, Blood wood and Maple. The feather inlay is a Wood Duck flank feather, Golden pheasant red tail feather (short one from the side) and a Jungle Cock nail. I'm going to get the film developed now so I can post a picture of the walleye tonight.
Wow! You did a fantastic job on the handle, very nice work indeed. Obviously, that wasn't your first time working with exotic wood. Thanks for posting that is a beautiful rod.

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Beautiful spey rod, I take it 8/9wt is plenty for fishing deep water for eyes. What type of line setup are you using sinktips???
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kruggy1, I'm using a 9/10 wt. Delta spey line and tying my leaders out of ANDE mono. I can already get more than 100' casts without working to hard at it. I was casting next to a wall at the park and measured a 126' cast. I just got the film back. Here is the fish.
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Dan that is a heck of a walleye. I'm heading up to Canada in two weeks I'll do my best to top that but I'll be glad just to get any sized walleye on a fly.
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