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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 580
Posted By kalgrm
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

Two great points from Scott there. They would be the two things I would take from my own journey so far if I were to start again.

Get a few casting lessons early, then practise what you've been...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Whats the worst cork you've ever seen?

If you've got a rod you won't use simply because the cork is terrible, try using heat shrink wrap (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-eDBCibkbk) over the top. I love the stuff, but I use it for a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By kalgrm
Re: So evidiently I can tie game changers really well but can't fish them....

Fair enough. Some might say 265gn for the first 30' of a line is between a 9 and 10wt line anyway, so I agree with that choice of line if that's what you're happy with.

All I'm saying is that if...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By kalgrm
Re: So evidiently I can tie game changers really well but can't fish them....

Yep, agree with this 100%. For flies this big, I'd personally be using a 10wt combo. With heavy flies, you need heavy line mass to cast correctly. (The clue that you need much heavier line is in the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 533
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Anyone fish a short rod on a kayak?

I do a lot of my fishing from the kayak and love the rods in the 7' to 8' lengths for reasons Riptide mentioned. I love them so much that my 9' rods are now my "specialised rods", the ones I rarely...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 928
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Masked fishermen

You're right: it's not scientific.

More exposure to sun during your life = more chance of skin cancer. Start burning earlier, die earlier.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-28-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Redfish lb test leader

"Left over tippet"?

What material is it? How old is it and has it been left exposed to UV light?

If it's nylon, throw it out and buy more tippet material. It definitely has a shelf life (about...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-19-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,089
Posted By kalgrm
Re: The cast...specifically the last 2 seconds!

Without having seen you cast, the two things I'd suggest you look at are the design of the leader and whether or not your casting loop is tight enough.

If the butt end of the leader isn't heavy...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-19-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Increased acceleration during cast

How do you avoid problems with tracking once you start doing this?

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Fly Reels 03-18-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Hatch mid or large arbor for salt

If given the choice, I'll always go for the higher backing capacity. My vote is the mid-arbour and fill it.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-16-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Casting distance, expectations

I'm surprised nobody mentioned it, but there are two things you should do as soon as you can:

Get lessons from an instructor
Practice often (20 minutes at least twice a week). Do it in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,057
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Are We Over-Thinking/Over-Engineering?

It wouldn't be something I'd buy, but I'm not opposed to it.

I look for reels that have minimal turns of the drag knob to go from "zero to hero". Those with one turn (Mako, Solitude, Wade, Sage,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-06-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Salt water set up from kayak

I agree with Rip Tide on the short rods. (TFO MiniMags for me).

These short rods also love short-head lines like the Outbound Short. Since you're close to the water level, getting a lot of line in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Fiberglass confusion

I believe the source of your confusion might be due to the way you are trying to use it.

Fly rods are for casting fly lines, not wiggling.

Cast a 7wt line with it before doing anything else.
...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-22-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,449
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

It's accurate enough if it's practised, just like any other cast.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Carpel Tunnel surgery/recovery/issues

I used to get bouts of it until I thickened all the grips of my fly rods and reshaped them to be ergonomic. Now that I build my rods, I install "Maniform" grips on each one.

I've not had problems...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Automatic wristwatch durability for fly fishing....

First post in a dead thread.

Web site link.

Spam?

I reckon so .
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,016
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Selecting a flyline before you buy a rod?

One of the guys in our local club taught me that improving my casting ability to the point where I can cast anything means I won't be reliant on any particular gear. Having enough skill to adapt to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Please help to determine value of this rod.

I think someone might have been sneaking in and taking your decorations out fishing while you weren't there. That's a lot of corrosion and wear for gear that sat in an office for a couple of decades....
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,703
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Interesting read on myths

What a great thread. Silver Creek, thanks for doing the research and passing your observations on to the rest of us.

The graphs you showed were excellent.

There is another way to find you what...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 912
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer?

"Satisficer"? "Satisficed"? Really?

I'm satisfied by my choices in life. I don't need to make up a nonsense word to describe my satisfaction.

If you are a "Maximizer", you might consider easing...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-28-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Surf casting in wind

You should experiment, for sure. However, in this case, all you'll end up with is a wildly bucking fly on a line that isn't heavy enough to control the fly's motions. It won't be pretty and it will...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-21-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Surf casting in wind

I believe the theory behind Lefty's thinking is somewhat undermined by modern lines tending towards shorter & heavier heads. Initiating the cast with a further 10' of line outside the tip won't help...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,495
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

The guy behind the counter will tell you which one to get as soon as you hand over your credit card.

I think the brand they usually recommend is "Bazinger!!!"

:grin:

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Amish and sustainability?

I am not from Northern America and know little of the local laws or customs you have there. I don't think it actually matters in this case: you've hit upon human nature.

I figure you alerted them...
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