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    Re: Do you want to be a better steelheader?

    Flytie09, appreciate the heads up on both podcasta. I loaten to podcasts during my daily commute to and from work. Always looking to add new material to the current lineup.
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    Re: Swinging the Great Lakes

    That is a really cool looking fly
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    Re: Your experience with these rods...

    Oh I forgot the part of your question about skagit heads on your rod. I spent some time on the water working with my local fly shop and an instructor in matching the right skagit head, skandi head...
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    Re: Your experience with these rods...

    I can just tell you my limited experience with Beulah. I have one of the new G2 Platinum Spey rods(8/9 wt)which I got in September to for steelhead and salmon. G2 Platinum Graphene Spey Rods -...
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    Re: Waterproof bag cover...

    My experience in both kayaking and white water rafting are enough to second that advice. Dry bags come in a variety of sizes, roll up nice and flat (thus packable in your rolling duffel), and are...
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    Re: Trout fishing in VT

    I have a buddy who just moved to VT and lives near the White River and tells me there good trout fishing there.
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    Re: Leather fly rod cases: Who uses one?

    I love leather work for this type of thing but I own and travel with the LL bean case shown above. Not only is it well made, it's a handsome case that always gets compliments when I travel and still...
  8. Re: Recommendations on a Multi-day Spey Casting Clinic

    Thanks very much for the suggestion. I actually hired a guide who was an excellent spey caster and teacher on a trip to fish in Washington State back in July. He taught me to spey cast and watched...
  9. Re: Recommendations on a Multi-day Spey Casting Clinic

    zonk1085,
    I agree and I know how I learn best and for me,just as you described for you, a single hour or single day of casting hasn't been enough to make it stick, in terms of getting the...
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    Re: What about a golf club carrier

    Wait, just so I'm clear, you carry on and place in the aircraft overhead 5 fly rods, just in rod socks, with washcloths wrapped around each end of the bundle, rubber bands around the washcloth on...
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    Re: Levitated D Loop Anyone?

    And this dude...that just ain't right, dang, he was displaying skills on a differrent dimension, not level bot he and Arden.
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    Re: Levitated D Loop Anyone?

    I haven't a clue what the names are of any of those casts but his ability to shoot line and do 90 - 180 degree directional changes from one cast to the next is just plain badass.
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    Re: Beginners advice.....

    Well there is some really great practical advice in this thread for the OP, all of which I agree with. As a soon to be no longer a beginner here is my.02. Amidst all the decisions about what gear...
  14. Re: Recommendations on a Multi-day Spey Casting Clinic

    Yep,
    I have looked at all of those and some of them, kutzer and linespeedjedi, I really like a lot. My problem is that I learn by practicing the movement A LOT. Once it sinks in and is truly...
  15. Re: Recommendations on a Multi-day Spey Casting Clinic

    I agree, I actually have an 8 wt set up for single handed Spey casting. I also tried that while in PNW and I landed more (juvenile) fish casting singlehanded Spey than I did two handed on that trip,...
  16. Re: Recommendations on a Multi-day Spey Casting Clinic

    Flytie09 and eastfly66,
    Thanks guys for the quick response and the great detailed recommendations. Very much appreciated. I think that we can safely assume that I will be heading up to the...
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    Re: Veterans

    Army, over 30 years ago.
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    To the Spey sub forum...WAKE UP!!!:D LOL. Now that folks are tracking this. Ever since my trip out to PNW I have caught the spey casting bug. I can and have taken 1-2 hr lessons here in my area and...
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    Re: Airline traveling with gear

    This case got lots of compliments, in the airports and at stream side. I love the way that they case is setup, thick layered quilting to protect contents, stretch loops to hold rod tubes in place...
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    Re: Airline traveling with gear

    So I thought that I responded to this thread back a few months ago when I took my first fly fishing trip involving air travel out to Oregon and Washington State. My rods, reels and flybox fit in my...
  21. Re: Fall Great Lakes steelhead on my maxcatch extreme/tino rig. Northern Ontario, Can

    Beautiful fish!
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    Re: Spey Rod 13 foot 8 weight;

    Ard,
    Great looking rod at a great price. I grabbed the Beulah Platinum G2 Spey rod in 13'8", 8/9 at multiples of your price. This is a steal for anyone looking to get into the two handed...
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    Re: Winter Fly Fishing

    It is an amazing picture. As I continue to sort out how to blend this sport with the hunting seasons for waterfowl, upland birds and big game seasons, I can easily see winter fly fishing. In my...
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    Re: Winter Fly Fishing

    While I'm glad that this thread got back on track with a discussion of waders and mitten options, and fishing the right height in the water column, there is something at the core of this post that...
  25. Thread: Line for 2wt

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    Re: Line for 2wt

    You have some amazingly thoughtful advice in this thread. At this point I'd suggest a trip to a trusted local fly shop. Bring your rod and ask to test both the Rio Creek which I have on my three 2wts...
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