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Forum: Gear Reviews 01-30-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,274
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Nipper Comparison...just what you've been waiting for!

I would have thought it made you wealthier ... :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,142
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Taught or self taught?

I was 100% self taught for quite a while, but I was not what I'd call a good caster.

When I got some professional help (let's call it 25%) it pushed me past that plateau to the point where I now...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-20-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By kalgrm
Re: 590 & 690 Sage Salt...What for?

There are plenty of esturine fish here in Australia for which 4, 5 and 6 weight rods are just perfect.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Fly Rods 11-16-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Moderate Action Rods

If money is no object, I'd recommend an Epic 888. While it is sold as an 8wt rod, it will very easily cast a 10wt line if you ask it to. It's currently my favourite saltwater rod, especially with a...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-29-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Backing Question

This makes me so sad. It's like seeing a kid who isn't allowed to play outside or a man who won't eat bacon.

;)
Forum: Fly Lines 10-27-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Backing Question

It's acceptable to do this.

In Australia, it's exceedingly rare for us to use anything but regular braid as backing. (I still don't understand why Dacron backing is commonly used in the US.)
...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-20-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Hello from Perth, Western Australia

G'day Ados,

Welcome to the forum.

I'm in Perth too. I may see you on the water some time.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Fly Reels 09-18-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Nautilus New X-Series Reels

Solitude reels also have offset spools. It's really not an issue.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-02-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By kalgrm
Re: saltwater dilemma

Really? You "trout set" in the salt? That's unusual.

Most swaffers "strip-set", taking the rod out of the equation completely.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 09-02-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Rod for kayak fishing

+1

I use short rods where possible, and most of my fishing is done from my kayak. For me, casting distance is not important - 60' is easy and far enough - but fighting and landing a fish IS...
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-29-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Short Casts with Fast Rods

What WJC said. It's not rocket science .... just basic casting sense.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Explanation of "good tracking" rod ?

I'm with you on this. Any rod that follows the laws of physics should "track well".

As far as I can tell, it's a marketing term used to sell casts.

Er, I meant sell rods, not casts ... You...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Who has the strongest fly rod? Sage, Winston, Hardy?

Epic, Steffan and any number of 'glass rods out there.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Fly Reels 08-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Sage Bass II, Largemouth : Reel Recommendations

What are you planning to fish for? If the fish aren't going to be able to take great amounts of line, the Super 8 will probably do, but if you're chasing tuna with it, you'll want backing to match.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,383
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: 484
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: 3,550
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: 24
Views: 960
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: 1,197
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: 24
Views: 960
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: 1,197
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: 733
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: 733
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: 733
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: 16
Views: 867
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...
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