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Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 956
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Selecting a flyline before you buy a rod?

One of the guys in our local club taught me that improving my casting ability to the point where I can cast anything means I won't be reliant on any particular gear. Having enough skill to adapt to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Please help to determine value of this rod.

I think someone might have been sneaking in and taking your decorations out fishing while you weren't there. That's a lot of corrosion and wear for gear that sat in an office for a couple of decades....
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,381
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Interesting read on myths

What a great thread. Silver Creek, thanks for doing the research and passing your observations on to the rest of us.

The graphs you showed were excellent.

There is another way to find you what...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-17-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Ye Gods! The price of Petrol has tanked.

Diesel fuel is US$6.59 a US gallon here in Western Australia (AUD$1.53 per litre). It usually costs me ~US$180 to fill my Nissan Patrol.

Wanna swap?

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 831
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer?

"Satisficer"? "Satisficed"? Really?

I'm satisfied by my choices in life. I don't need to make up a nonsense word to describe my satisfaction.

If you are a "Maximizer", you might consider easing...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-28-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Surf casting in wind

You should experiment, for sure. However, in this case, all you'll end up with is a wildly bucking fly on a line that isn't heavy enough to control the fly's motions. It won't be pretty and it will...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-21-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Surf casting in wind

I believe the theory behind Lefty's thinking is somewhat undermined by modern lines tending towards shorter & heavier heads. Initiating the cast with a further 10' of line outside the tip won't help...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,967
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

The guy behind the counter will tell you which one to get as soon as you hand over your credit card.

I think the brand they usually recommend is "Bazinger!!!"

:grin:

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Amish and sustainability?

I am not from Northern America and know little of the local laws or customs you have there. I don't think it actually matters in this case: you've hit upon human nature.

I figure you alerted them...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,887
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

"You get what you pay for."

I bet the marketing guys are sitting in the corner toasting the bloke who came up with that one.

"Our product is not selling. Our costs make our product...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Leader question...

Calling it a shock tippet is misleading because it does nothing to prevent shock. It's a bite tippet, to prevent bite-offs.

10' of straight 20lb is probably too long to cast effectively. Try 6'...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Testing Kayaks for Flyakking

Yes, and it's great.

I've got a Pro Angler 14. I consider it ideal for fly fishing, whether I choose to stand or sit to cast.

I fish mainly in sheltered ocean waters.

Cheers,
Graeme
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Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 982
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Casting fatigue question

Try a shorter rod. An 8' 8wt is much easier to cast all day than a 9' 8wt.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By kalgrm
Re: How can I tell if an old line is floating or intermediate?

If it doesn't float, it's an intermediate line.

Stating the bleeding obvious, but geez, it seems simple to me. Regardless of what it was sold as, if it sinks now .

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-13-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Short Video Report - Louisiana Bull Reds and Big Black Drum

That's one tough rod. Looks like a heap of fun there.

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Short Video Report - Louisiana Bull Reds and Big Black Drum

Good fish.

Do you guys break many rods?

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,780
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Have you ever been "spooled"

Seems to me the main recurring theme is "Nearly". It looks like most people decide to actually start fighting the fish once the loss of their line is a possibility.

That says to me that many...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Demon line!

This curse has been visited upon me a few times now. I don't know who I taunted in a previous life, but I feel your pain.

Since I'm an "old hand" at it now, I can offer a technique that works....
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,538
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

Casio ProTrek.

Solar powered with triple sensor (temp, barometer and compass). WR200.

It never needs batteries, it lets me keep track of barometric changes on the water OR how high I've climbed...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By kalgrm
Re: What's a substitute for Hy-Flote Leader Paste??

Do you think the dog might have taken a fly if you landed it nicely? They put up quite a fight on a 4wt. The Popovic Tennis ball fly is the go-to fly round here ...

(Only kidding - it's not the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Fluro tippits in freshwater?

All depends on whether you prefer catching fish or saving money. :D

Cheers,
Graeme
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By kalgrm
Re: That was too close!

Thanks.

The exposure was made over a 10 minute timespan and it was f8 on large format film.

Cheers,
Graeme

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Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By kalgrm
Re: That was too close!

I used to spend a lot of time photographing lightning for my photography business in outback Australia, but I always had a healthy respect for it. As soon as it got too close, I jumped in my car...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Tfo mini mag 6-8

I've got both Mini Mags and love them to bits. Love 'em so much, I just bought a second 8-10wt version.

The 6-8 is really an 8wt or 9wt rod though. The sub-title on the label says 200 - 300gn, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,236
Posted By kalgrm
Re: Why do you fly fish ?

Because I find it more challenging than any other form of fishing, and therefore, more rewarding when I land one.

Cheers,
Graeme
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