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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,029
Posted By kalgrm
Re: What Price... Honor?

It's a long story. It might be worth reading the earlier posts because your questions were indeed asked and answered.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 06-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Backing choice

White 60lb hollow braid Spectra. The brand is not that important, but I'm using Jerry Brown at the moment.

It lays flat on the spool, is very soft and can be spliced so all connections are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,844
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Why buy high end?

I've got a high end rod (or rather, an expensive rod). I tend to prefer the less expensive rods in my quiver. That 10wt Sage ONE sits on the bench, more often than not, whereas the 2 TFO MiniMags and...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-23-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Carp Line

It looks like Mr Samurai still there, but I've never eaten there myself. I guess it's good, so I'll give it a go one day.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 06-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Is bamboo more forgiving than graphite?

Ah, that makes more sense now Jack. The only solid rod I ever had was a glass spinning rod I had as a kid. I haven't seen one since.

I've now got five 'glass rods (Epic S2 'glass) which are a real...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-23-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Carp Line

... but rumoured to be on the increase due to not having enough Carp fly lines on the market.

:D
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 06-22-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Is bamboo more forgiving than graphite?

Fibreglass rods are not solid.

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Well said Tim: that's my experience too. (In terms of glass only though - I haven't cast a grass rod but...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-18-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By kalgrm
Re: AFTM weights and fly line manufacturers

Unfortunately, there is almost no such beast as a "standard line". Head lengths, tapers and linear masses are all over the shop. It's the result of every line company producing "specialised lines" in...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-18-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By kalgrm
Re: AFTM weights and fly line manufacturers

Robin,

A 9wt Outbound (long or short) is built for a 9wt rod. They work fine. It will not "overline" your rod. That's the short answer for you. As to why? Keep reading ...

It only seems to be...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-18-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By kalgrm
Re: AFTM weights and fly line manufacturers

Rio OBS has a head length of 30' and they give the details for the weight of the whole head there. They are measuring 30'.

Why is it so much more than the AFTM standard? Because it's an integrated...
Forum: Other Gear 06-03-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By kalgrm
Re: When are they going to make this night fishing aid?

Many of the cheap headlights have a red LED on them. They are great for this sort of thing.

No silhouette option with that though.

Maybe put some red cellophane/plastic over your phone's screen...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By kalgrm
Re: PE backing - Anyone use it?

Gives a new meaning to the term "Strip Strike": Stripping the skin off your fingers on backing while you set the hook on a tuna sounds like a real riot. :eek:

I reckon you could count the number...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-31-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By kalgrm
Re: PE backing - Anyone use it?

I'm with James on this: Jerry Brown Hollow Spectra (white) is simply the ideal backing. Spliceable, smooth, strong and cheap.

I use 40lb on my small reels (to 6wt) and 60lb on the higher weight...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,029
Posted By kalgrm
Re: What Price... Honor?

Although this seems all over bar the fall of the axe, I'd urge some caution about posting your intentions and those of the Elders on this very public forum.

I'm not suggesting this thug can read,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,628
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: 1,004
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: 19
Views: 694
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: 19
Views: 694
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: 665
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: 1,040
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: 13
Views: 845
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: 2,501
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: 770
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: 279
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: 1,858
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...
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