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Forum: Fly Reels 02-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By almonde
Re: Which hatch reels?

I bought the 3+ for my 9' 5wt H2, on the advice of people on here and the guys in the fly shop. I think i could have easily put a 4+ on the H2, but the 3+ is fine. Going 3+ did save me $50 as well...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By almonde
Re: How to attach a 8wt fly line to the backing?

If the flyline has a welded loop in it, i'd go with a bimini in the backing, bit of a pain to tie (for me at least) but neat and strong once you get them down. I like the loop to loop connections as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By almonde
Re: Good day today...new toys and gear

Orvis do a guide version of their sling pack, seems like it would fit all your bits and bobs
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By almonde
Re: Louisiana Redfish Trip Report

Released, not sure about unharmed :p
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By almonde
Re: 6wt Streamer Rod?

Up at $149 now, but seems like a good deal, i like the idea of having a 9'6" rod. All this after i decided 2 hours ago the 7wt was fine :p
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By almonde
Re: 6wt Streamer Rod?

I already have the safe passage case, so i might as well load it with everything :) Thanks for the link. The 7wt Clearwater is the Clearwater II.

I got past guides laughing at me a while back :p
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By almonde
Louisiana Redfish Trip Report

Back in the 'Santa Brought for Christmas' thread I mentioned that my fiancee had booked me a trip to NOLA to go and fish for reds in the marsh.

The day rolled round last month and we drove from...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By almonde
Re: 6wt Streamer Rod?

Thanks Gretch. I think the 5wt 'should' be OK for the hoppers etc inside the distances i can accurately cast with a bit of a haul it cuts the wind pretty well. The feedback i'm starting to get...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By almonde
6wt Streamer Rod?

I've booked a trip this fall to Montana. I'm told most of the action will be on very large (foam) dry flies and streamer fishing will also be productive.

I'll take the H2 5wt (tip flex) for any...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By almonde
Re: Traveling/flying with gear

I use one of these:
Fly Rod Cases / Safe Passage® Carry-it-all Rod and Gear Case -- Orvis (http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=2y2p)

It allows me to carry all the gear on to the plane...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By almonde
Re: Question about rod size

Dont worry about your line breaking, the breaking strength of freshwater fly line is usually in the twenties of pounds. So even on a 1wt setup your tippet will always be your weakest link, unless you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By almonde
Re: Boys Santa was good!!!!

less than 1 week to go, i'll write up a report when i get back :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By almonde
Re: Boys Santa was good!!!!

I received a paid weekend in New Orleans followed by a guided trip for bull reds in the Louisiana marsh.

Time to bring out the the 8wts :D
Forum: Fly Reels 12-09-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By almonde
Re: Mirage V

The Mirage has a pretty strong drag and the drag application is pretty linear (I have the IV). I would suggest you take it to you local Orvis store, if you think that they wont be too helpful,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By almonde
Re: Setting the hook with fiberglass

I personally don't think its an issue with trout at least.

Trout have very soft mouths and your hook should be so sharp as to feel 'sticky'. I think some people don't sharpen their hooks if they...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By almonde
Re: Still Grateful?

I do tend to agree that it's reasonable to get an honest estimate of when an item will be shipped. These reels are very expensive, and it becomes harder to support these USA, handmade items when the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By almonde
Re: Older Fly Gear Sold as New....

I just grabbed one of these in a 5. If i get the older model then fair enough, if i get the newer model then all good too.

Basically at $40, its a good line at a good price.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-01-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,820
Posted By almonde
Re: Classic Trout is back....

Am tempted to grab one of these, they seem great value at $75 bucks with free shipping. Am wondering which 1 i 'need' though.

Cabelas have the
- 8'6" - 3wt
- 9' 4wt
- 8'6" & 9' - 5wt

I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,286
Posted By almonde
Re: What tippet do you use?

I use Mirage in 5,6 and 7x for the nymph dropper part of a dry dropper rig, and usually Orvis Super Strong nylon for the leader and tippet to the dry.

I have no complaints, seems to do the job...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,490
Posted By almonde
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

Omega Seamaster.

Was a present from my dad when i was 18, he bought one for himself at the time as well. We both still wear them everyday 14 years on. I live in the US now and he's still in...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-24-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By almonde
Re: Hatch Finatic 4+ too heavy for Helios 2?

Thanks for all the pointers, lots to think about and check out.

The H2 arrived, the cork and reel seat are beautiful.

I have a 5wt rio gold on an access mid-arbor which will do for tomorrow...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By almonde
Re: Hatch Finatic 4+ too heavy for Helios 2?

I have looked at the Abel reels, but i can't myself turning a $450 reel into a $900 one by the time i've finished playing with their reel builder tool :o
Forum: Fly Reels 11-21-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By almonde
Re: Hatch Finatic 4+ too heavy for Helios 2?

Thanks for the info Shotgunfly, i think i'll try and handle both a 4+ and a 3+, see where i am with it.

Its the 9' 5wt i ordered, i think if i was going the 8'6" route, then i would be considering...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-20-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By almonde
Re: Hatch Finatic 4+ too heavy for Helios 2?

During the winter in Texas, i fish for stockie rainbows in the tailrace below Canyon Lake. A few of those guys can make you fairly glad you have a decent reel, but most of the fishing is dirty...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-20-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By almonde
Hatch Finatic 4+ too heavy for Helios 2?

I've finally bitten the bullet and purchased the Orvis H2, 5wt tip flex. Whilst the checking account gathers its breath i want to put a nice reel on it.

I had considered the Hardy Ultralight DD,...
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