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Forum: Fly Reels 06-13-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
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.

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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,671
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: 3,726
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: 695
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: 695
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: 6,430
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: 6,430
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: 11,418
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: 485
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: 262
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: 152
Views: 21,671
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: 1,269
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: 1,269
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...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-07-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By Gerard
Re: Fly fishing saltwater magazine

Yes Gone. Nov/Dec was the last issue. I subscribe and have been told I'll be receiving Salt-water Sportsman instead.
A real pity because I did enjoy the mag even though it was very US orientated and...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,530
Posted By Gerard
Re: Orvis sells Ross Reels...

Very interesting and informative, many thanks S&S.
Good on Orvis too for keeping them going and not killing the brand off. I hope Mayfly do as suggested and promised too. Great for our sport and...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-28-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,530
Posted By Gerard
Re: Orvis sells Ross Reels...

Orvis did own BFR!
They purchased it in 1993 and closed the factory in Falmouth in Dec 2004 when all the equipment was moved off shore (Far East) to a new manufacturing facility.
Bizarrely upon...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Gerard
Re: Merry Christmas From Arkansas

Merry Christmas to you all to.
I spent many a happy Chistmas in Fayettevile AR wlth New Year at the OPO on the Square.
Forum: Fly Lines 12-22-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,929
Posted By Gerard
Re: The End of The Line; Discussions on Furlled & Knotted Leaders.

This maybe a stupid question so forgive me.
Are furlled leaders and twisted leaders one in the same?
Are they suitable for saltwater, large flies....12wt etc?

I was wondering as I would think...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-22-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 205,462
Posted By Gerard
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

Off to Farquhar Atoll in Spring 2014, so out of excitement and in readiness for Santa's arrival and the new lines I have asked for, I've been putting new backing on my 10,11&12wt reels :D
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Forum: Fly Rods 12-18-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Gerard
Re: The Classic Fly Rod forum -problems-Help!

Many thanks for your help. All sorted and I'm back on.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-17-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Gerard
Re: The Classic Fly Rod forum -problems-Help!

Yes via email and they bounce back.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-17-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Gerard
The Classic Fly Rod forum -problems-Help!

I know this might be inappropriate :o but is anyone else having problems with the CFR forum?

I was a member, but my emails bounce back to either of the addresses. I'm trying to get my old user...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By Gerard
Re: Belize recommendations?

chechem

That looks a great place and good value. What time of year have you been?
I'm looking for somewhere to go with my wife who is not into fishing and SWC looks as if it might fit the bill...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By Gerard
Re: Belize recommendations?

I havenít been to El Pescador, but went to Turneffe Flats in April this year.
It was an OK trip, not mind blowing and the fishing was somewhat disappointing. The guides said it was because of the...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-27-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Gerard
Re: Abel Model Confusion - Please Help

Yes probably. Here is a link to Abels spec sheet with all recent models and timelines.

Abel Reels - Specifications (http://www.abelreels.com/specifications.html)
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