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Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By almonde
Re: 6wt for early season Montana?

I got the SKY out for some casting on the grass today, a nice stiff breeze and it handled it really well. I really like the rod, casts really nice at 30 to 50 ft, which for me is a good fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-17-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By almonde
Re: 6wt for early season Montana?

I ordered a Douglas Sky today, got a good deal with a Nautlilus XL. The shop threw in a SA Amplitude line. I certainly wouldn't like to pay $130 for a line, but seen as it was $130 less than RRP I...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-14-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By almonde
Re: 6wt for early season Montana?

That's sensible advice and I've never bought a premium rod without at least parking lot casting it beforehand, however the nearest Douglas dealer is in Dallas, 250 miles away. I'm tempted to pull the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-14-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By almonde
Re: 6wt for early season Montana?

Thanks sweetandsalt, it does seem like having 6 won't do any harm at least! Its been a while since i bought a rod, so a little out of touch with the latest offerings. It does seem like the Douglas...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-13-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By almonde
6wt for early season Montana?

The last few years I've fished SW Montana in September, generally carrying a H2 905 tip flex for hopper-dropper duty and an H2 864 mid flex for small dries. I'm going to Montana at the start of May...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,644
Posted By almonde
Re: Wow, I am jealous.

I'm leaving for Montana tomorrow, I have a day booked with a guide for some spring creek private water fishing. I'm fully expecting to have my ass handed to me, but the thrill of catching the fish...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By almonde
Re: Hoot Owl Restrictions

Hi Fred & Dean,

Thanks for the feedback. Good to know there's still fishing and challenging isn't necessarily a problem, it wouldn't be worthwhile if it was easy every time.

Alex.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By almonde
Hoot Owl Restrictions

I have booked a trip to MT for the start of September to fish the Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Clarkfork. Those rivers are currently under Hoot Owl restrictions, so you can't fish past 2pm.

Anyone...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,227
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: 1,545
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: 978
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: 842
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: 3,127
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: 3,127
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: 842
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: 3,127
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: 3,127
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: 902
Posted By almonde
Re: Traveling/flying with gear

I use one of these:
Fly Rod Cases / Safe PassageŽ 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: 590
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: 2,531
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: 2,531
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: 759
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: 962
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: 1,944
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: 1,353
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.
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