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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-29-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,302
Posted By adam maskew
Re: TFO BVK or Mangrove?

I pointed up a couple of my fishing buddies with TFO BVK #9. Their skill ranged from novice to tragic. They all manage to get what they need out of it. In fact the novice caught his first fish on...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By adam maskew
Re: Rod Recommendation

The lighter (newer) nine weights are the new eight weights.

I find that I either fish with a nine or something smaller than an eight. Having said that I'm on the other side of the world and...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-27-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By adam maskew
Re: "Dunkable" 8wt. Fly Reel?

I used to think I would change lines regularly and that is why I got a QC and some time later a spare spool. I very rarely if ever change lines on the water as my water depth doesn't change...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-27-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By adam maskew
Re: "Dunkable" 8wt. Fly Reel?

I have been using an Everglades QC as my only reel for nearly 10 years. Only fish salt, avg 60-80 days on the water, gets dunked in about half of the trips. A rinse, air dry and ready for next time....
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-09-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By adam maskew
Re: Epic fiberglass builds

Nice blanks and better build. How do they cast post build?

I've been admiring these Epic blanks and the CTS Quatz ones looking to build them up as a light salt fibreglass rod.

Adam
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,260
Posted By adam maskew
Re: 2013 8-Weight Challenge: What's the Best Saltwater Fly Reel?

It is all grist for the mill particularly the overall score. It is good to see some form of comparision with some relatively sophisticated and unbiased testing.

hopefully you'll get to do it...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-08-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By adam maskew
Re: Need help deciding on a new 9wt....

I reckon you've reached the point of information saturation and decision overload.

Got luck with your decision and hope you get to cast before you buy a bit.

Adam
Forum: Fly Rods 02-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By adam maskew
Re: Need help deciding on a new 9wt....

There has been a couple of thoughts on the BVK breakages. My reading of the tea leaves is most of them have been operator error :icon_roll.

These photos are of my friend Tony who bought the BVK...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-06-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By adam maskew
Re: Need help deciding on a new 9wt....

My group of friends and I haven't swung an echo ion but three of them just purchased BVK 9wts after trying one. I have to say they like them a lot, as do I. They cast great and fight fish well.
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