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Christopher K

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  1. I tie with and sell their stuff, it's ok for the price. IMHO wapsi and hareline have more consistent grading and so I like them better. That said some of the nicest bucktails and other hairs I have are from superfly, you just have to pick through the stuff on the rack. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I'm 99% sure that they also supply BPS with their "White River" materials.
  2. Royal wulff, quill body adam's and an EHC for me.
  3. It was a western trib, a WAY west trib in BC
  4. My larger spey reel (guru 4 with 30ft head, 200yrds running line and another 250 of GSP was spooled down to about halfway into the backing once, I was lucky I was able to get into a slow pool otherwise I'm sure the fish could have taken me further in the current. Again, better to have it and not need it...
  5. Yes, it is possible to cut fingers with any braided line. I use 50lb GSP on both my spey reels (both have seen the backing regularly in bigger rivers out west), I haven't had issues with the line overlapping and I'm using a very wide spool reel, it doesn't tend to dig in much but that's most likely because it's on the heavier side. As for it cutting into your guides I'm sure it can but I haven't had any problems yet.
  6. I just got the Grey's XF2 Salt in a 10wt and really like it so far, matched with a 3.5 Lamson Guru and outbound short.
  7. I agree with the outbound short (wff) I just got one for my 10 and love it. For a cheaper option ditz2 has got it, shorten up a standard wf line or look for a bass taper line.
  8. The Cabela's line isn't a bad option. I'd also look into Rio Mainstream. Remember as much as people may say it doesn't make a difference, there are very noticeable differences between lines! I always spend as much as I can on a line (something in the $60-90 range), because IMO it's the most important part of your system (maybe not as important as your fly, but close) higher quality lines have specialty tapers that can turn larger flies over, land lighter and shoot further, it doesn't sound like you need anything too specific though. Also take into consideration the lifespan of your line, if you're spending even $40 on a line it would be nice if it not only performed but lasted, better lines are more resistant to chemicals and damage from the sun, if you take care of your line you can reasonably expect it to last you at the very least a few years. If you can only afford an entry level line by all means do and those two I mentioned are nice lines for the money, but if you can I would always go with something a little better.
  9. Russia for salmon and bows, Thailand for snakehead, Christmas Island for bones and GT, Norway for salmon and char, PEI for blue tuna (yes, on the fly), Rainy river stateside for sturgeon (again on the fly), Baja for roosters, Texas for reds, alpine lakes in Wyoming for golden trout, Tree River for char, Sutton River for sea run brook trout, Northern Saskatchewan for pike, LOTW for musky, New Zealand for trout, and south america for golden dorado. There are a few other's I've forgotten I'm sure...
  10. Looks good! Depending on where you live it would imitate a herring, shad, alewife, maybe even a smelt. Try it again but go sparser with the material, it'll have a little more movement and you'll get a nice translucent effect. Might also be a little easier to cast, although this isn't usually an issue with synthetics.
  11. I would probably bring a fly rod and maybe even a reel too
  12. Work in the fishing department of an outdoors store, custom tyer and do tying instruction/guiding on the side.
  13. A 7wt glass isn't really all that bad power wise, you just may be lacking in distance and I'm not sure how it will handle those tips. If looking at other rods I'd take a good look at a 6 or 7wt switch for your needs, it will easily handle tips and big flies if you're wading.
  14. I would agree, having a few spools would be your best choice, usually I fish floating lines but I don't fish any water nearly as big as the Bow. One thing I would ask is are you wading or casting from a boat?
  15. That's the best floss work I've seen from you yet Eide, nice work.
  16. I like it Mike! Will give it a shot!
  17. Looks like I'm going to have to try making some of these leaders! FYI, spiderwire is a braid, put a #20 spiderwire and #20 mono side by side and that mono will always outlast any braid.
  18. Sounds like a good system Mike, when you get a chance to take some I'd love to see pictures!
  19. Sorry if this comes off wrong, but I really have to wonder if some of you have caught trout before....
  20. Hey there, I live just a little south of you in the Richmond Hill area. Algonquin is a great area but for you will be about 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours depending on where you access. It's also not what I would call "classic trout fishing", mostly streamer fishing fast rivers and lakes. My advice is to explore, no stream is too small for brook trout, let me repeat, no stream is too small! The Credit has been struggling but there are still brook trout around, some stretches of the Saugeen are ok too. Look for tributaries of larger rivers that have tough access and are preferably spring fed, you'd be surprised at what you can find!
  21. Ok, so I'm going to fish my first fly tournament in a couple months (river based). I will need 2 rods (if not 3) rigged and ready to go the whole time, I need some opinions on how best to carry them. I've seen some guys tuck one into the front of their waders, others into their belt. I was considering these options but if I have multiple flies on one rod I'd worry about them getting in the way. I don't really want to pack them into cases or else I'll be wasting time re rigging, I suppose I could break the rods into 2 and strap them to my pack but that's about all I've come up with. Have any of you done this and how would you go about it? Thanks, Chris
  22. I've been wanting to try furled leaders for a while now, I know you said that you make your own but have you tried any commercial brands? Is there anyone who makes a fluorocarbon one heavy enough for a 10 wt?
  23. If you're still taking entries I'll join. I've just finished loading the box for this spring but am alway looking for an excuse to tie these monsters
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