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Piker20

Member Since 05 Mar 2012
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In Topic: New 240g tank build

25 March 2017 - 12:35 PM

That tank looks great.


In Topic: New 240g tank build

24 March 2017 - 07:41 PM

Look forward to April.

In Topic: Spey rod for trout, anyone here do it?

24 March 2017 - 09:12 AM

That's another added benefit I hope to get from spey. While I will still be using my single hand rod probably 90% of the time, I will most likely be using the spey more & more the more comfortable I get with it because my rotator cuff in my right shoulder is pretty bad these days sad.png

 

Yep the benefit is huge. I'm hitting better distance more consistently with the spey rod with virtually no effort. In fact if you feel like you're pushing it you're probably only going to loose distance. Just melt into the rhythm and enjoy the day instead of being in pain. And the extra length reduces leverage on the fish compared to a 9ft or shorter rod so you even enjoy more pull from the fish.


In Topic: Spey rod for trout, anyone here do it?

23 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

Hmmm, I was thinking 4 or 5 wt with those grains, no ?
 
I've watched a bunch of video now with Scandi and Skagit lines and casting, also single handed Spey with Rio's single handed line. The single handed line doesn't compare but it does look easier than roll casting what I have now. I think I should start with improving my roll casting and then build a switch or spey rod or meanwhile build a switch or spey rod.


The 4/5 spey rated rod will be around that grain. Trout rated will be a 7. Depends on blank if they sell as trout or spey rated.

The added length of the switch rod makes the casts a world of difference to roll casting with a trout rod.

In Topic: New 240g tank build

23 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

Looks great. Can't wait to see fish in. Will you be using water from another tank to speed it up or cycling this one from scratch?