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Forum: Other Gear 07-20-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,130
Posted By Gerard
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

Bit like fly lines I guess.
I can get bin end/off cut fly line from my local shop at 5 a line (no guarantees other than WF on length). Does the job.
Saltwater tropic fly lines (UK made-they won't...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-19-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Gerard
Re: New (2017) Orvis Mirage USA made

That makes perfect sense to me. I predominantly fish for inshore saltwater species and the odd off shore (Tuna, sailfish etc), so very different.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-19-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Gerard
Re: New (2017) Orvis Mirage USA made

Interesting response's. Orvis have faced criticism (as have other reel manufactures) for not making their reels in the US.
Now they do they face criticism for the cost of manufacturing in the US....
Forum: Fly Reels 07-17-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Gerard
New (2017) Orvis Mirage USA made

This looks interesting...they have thenrights to the old Charlton series through the acquisition of SA. I wonder if they have used some of that tech...330degree to full drag. Type III anodised. Will...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-30-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,358
Posted By Gerard
Re: Charlton

Mako's are hard to beat. Haven't used or handled an original so can't comment. But using my Mako's against triple digit Tarpon was a revelation. Others on the trip were taking hours to get the fish...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-27-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,846
Posted By Gerard
Re: Going to Cuba? Read This First.

I did post part of this on the UK forum where Old Hooker had told us his sad and frustrating story. Ihave literally just got back from Cuba Good Friday (and had just met Pepe the owner of Avalon, who...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Gerard
Re: Fly Fishing Film Tour 2016

Very jealous. Wish they'd bring the show this side of the Atlantic. A lovely way to spend a winters evening, good fishing, people anf friends. Very much looking forward to the Waypoints film....I'm...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-09-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,552
Posted By Gerard
Re: Orvis Hydros SL

The new Hydros SL is being listed and advertised in the latest Orvis catalog which arrived today. likewise in an email received from them today. This the UK, but I wouldn't have thought that should...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-07-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Gerard
Re: State of the art Orvis?

Helios 2. A highly rated rod, particularly the 5wt. I image the 6wt would be the same.
Forum: Other Gear 01-01-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,314
Posted By Gerard
Re: Waterproof cameras and long distance photos?

Sorry this just wrong.
The size of the pixel and the sensor is what counts.
My Nikon D3 at 12mp blows my Fuji X-Pro 1 (16mp) and my Lumix GF1 (16mp) out of the water, both in quality, low light and...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-19-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Gerard
Re: Your Reel's Drag Response.....

S'nS
Yes been a while. I'd like to be able to say it is because I stepped off the merrygoround and became a saltbum, unfortunately that's not the case. Still trying to find the stop...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-17-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Gerard
Re: Your Reel's Drag Response.....

Sorry I'm not sure if you are asking about trout reels only or all types. Anyway really only salwater fish now and use Jack Charlton Makos. Drag is instant, linear and smooth as silk.

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Forum: Fly Reels 06-13-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By Gerard
Re: hatch frame spool movement

When I was on Belize the lodge reels were Hatch. I was keen to examine one as they are hard to find in the UK and I had heard so many good things. Imwas thinking of 10 & 12wt reels for Farquhar.

...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,098
Posted By Gerard
Re: Saltwater Fish Photos....Post Here!

My first GT on a fly. Farquhar Atoll March 2015.
https://flycastaway.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/p3210087.jpg
Many thanks to the guys at Flycastaway for a great week.

Regards Gerard
Forum: Fly Reels 02-03-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,242
Posted By Gerard
Re: 2015 5-weight Reel Shootout

Interesting reading. Some inconsistencies when read in conjunction with the other reel review in relation to technical aspects of some of the model so and their 8wt siblings.
What I can't ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gerard
Re: Fishing in the UK vs. USA

When the rights are sold away rights of access are reserved allowing access be vehicular or other foot dependent on the negotiations.


Regards Gerard
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gerard
Re: Fishing in the UK vs. USA

In the UK there are three ownerships which relate to rivers, waters, and fishing. Land also has three.
The water if navigable is owned by the government just like any minerals etc in the ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,312
Posted By Gerard
Re: April Vokey

Well I guess we had to suffer the hardship of a week on Farquhar with Clare Carter. Lovely girl. She fishes with her father and she can fish.
Here's a link to a photo (don't want to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,312
Posted By Gerard
Re: April Vokey

If it fast cars, fast women and fast rods you like, I imagine it wouldn't be Lee Wullf, but, Joan.
I could be wrong though! ;)

Regards Gerard
Forum: Fly Rods 01-10-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,067
Posted By Gerard
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

Very true. I once interviewed a guy and was excited by the interests he listed on his cv - fly casting tournaments. At the end of the interview we started to discuss pastimes hobbies etc...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-31-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Gerard
Re: Some help identifying this reel

STH stands for Set The Hook. They were very popular reels in the late 80s and early 90s as I remember. STH did manufacturer for others including Orvis. When I lived in the US in the very early ...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Gerard
New Hardy Saltwater reel

Hardy have released a new Ultralight SW reel Hardy Ultralite SDS Fly Reel...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-23-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,098
Posted By Gerard
Re: Saltwater Fish Photos....Post Here!

Brilliant photo. ..wish I could take them like that!
Might be helpful if I could catch the fish first too!
Regards
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Gerard
Re: Any recommendations on where to buy SW flies on line

KF
More like $50-70 to get started, if that.
A vise costs little and you can buy kits. No need to spend a fortune to start off with, if you like it then you can buy the nice stuff.


Sent...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Gerard
Re: Any recommendations on where to buy SW flies on line

KF
Given SW flies are some of the easiest flies to tie, particularly given their size I would really recommend giving it a try.
Look on YouTube and you'll see how easy a Clouser is to tie. Great...
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