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Thread: "Dum Bass, table for one"

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    Default "Dum Bass, table for one"

    and by dum bass, I mean me.

    Ok, so if you followed my "tax time..." thread, you will know I am now the proud owner of a G Loomis 13'4" Roaring River Dredger.....a beautful spey rod!

    YOu will also know that I got with the rod, 475 gr skagit.

    The rod was slightly used...as was the line.

    SO, I went to start setting up my spey reel. Hit one of my stores I usually do....got running line, backing, a couple sinking tips...and straight mono for leaders/tippets. Excitedly, I go home and lay out my toys.

    I uncoil the skagit head....and look for the ends....and here...is where you can insert the Title.....DUMB ASS, Table for one.

    When I buy new fly line, the ends are marked. As this is used, its not marked though as it is skagit, there is a significant difference in the to looped ends.

    NO problem, I say....RIO website will have the information.

    Nope...if anything, I found conflicting information there. Looking to other sites, same thing...conflicting reports. Some sites say "the thickest end to the reel"...some vice-versa.

    So, what's a brother ta do?

    Any help...or links that clarify this...would seriously help. I went out today for steels...and 'was' going to play with the new spey...but I wasn't confident in my setting it up so I 'only' fished/nymphed. Actually, I dodged floating iceflows and casted a bit...but it is always a fine line.

    Thanks in advance

    King Joe Outa Here!

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    Default Re: "Dum Bass, table for one"

    Hi Joe,

    Maybe some of the Skagit guys will confirm but I would go with the taper out front. I don't have any short heads like yours but taper to the front is my vote.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

  3. Default Re: "Dum Bass, table for one"

    There's usually a short, steep taper at the rear of the head and a long gradual taper at the front. The thickest part of the head should be closer to the rear.

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