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by sms
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Reel seat issues
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Reel seat issues

Don’t tape the reel foot. Just raise the foot slightly by adding something between the spacer and the reel foot. I’ve used layered tape, piece of credit card and some other materials to shim the reel foot a bit off the spacer.
by sms
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: False Albacore
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: False Albacore

Definitely a fun fish.
Been to Harkers Island in NC two times (one hit one miss trip) and once in Jupiter, Florida (holy mother there’s gazillion albies - and sharks).
by sms
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Braid /Spectra
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Braid /Spectra

I don’t knot gsp (this stuff has commercial names like spectra and dyneema) anymore at all. I use loop to loop connections. The loop in gsp is made by stitching. It is like non hollow braid’s splice. For example I have one really thin 50lb PowerPro that is about 7kg max with any knot. Stitched loop ...
by sms
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: PUALD Challenge
Replies: 116
Views: 5063

Re: PUALD Challenge

For TD it was FT 5wt. I did have that white beast for sea trout thou. If that was the year of high wind in the STD final, I fckd up that. Should’ve used shorter and heavier line (23-24g cut from GT125 #8 before the final since it was way too long). And should’ve used a softer and lighter rod. The co...
by sms
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: PUALD Challenge
Replies: 116
Views: 5063

Re: PUALD Challenge

Did your team ever run a similar experiment, Sakke? I know you were using stiffer rods early on. I once tried Dan Craft's Five Rivers FT 9' 5wt Five Rivers FT 9' 12wt Five Rivers Signature V 9' (8'10" really) 10wt against each other (must have been the only "training" that year). I did find them al...
by sms
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock
Replies: 16
Views: 727

Re: Twisting rod sections to lock/unlock

Another question - but this links with old rod building too. Do any of you tape the joints of your rods? For spey casting? AT one time B&W carbon double handers came with a roll of the tape they recommended. The idea was that twist during casting loosened the joints. Taping prevented that and reduc...
by sms
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: PUALD Challenge
Replies: 116
Views: 5063

Re: PUALD Challenge

Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:05 am
The Swedes and Finns are using stiffer rods. Norwegians too. We were playing catch-up.
Well, that is not really so. I for example have always used (Dan Craft’s) Five Rivers FT 905-4, so a 9’ for 5 line. We did find a great 9’ for 9 line, but I would say it is not much stiffer than my FT.
by sms
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 39
Views: 1905

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

I don’t like AR reels as I am not able to excert more pull than the drag setting. Vision used to have AR version of their XLA reel. It was lighter than the normal one!

Draw bar reels, nothing really wrong with them.

Corrosion inhibitor is a wise choise to use.
by sms
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Costa Rica

I’ve been in Playa Garza and Zancudo. Neither of the guides are operating anymore thou. What are you after? Inshore stuff or bluewater? I have to say I love Zancudo. Almost got to a surface eating school of tuna or skipjack with a SOT kayak. Did catch my first dorado (mahi, dolphin) from it. Next da...
by sms
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 39
Views: 1905

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

Paul, that is exactly why I love the drag adjustment on Mako. With a quick move (or two if I’m going from max to min or vice versa) I can readjust the drag. I always have my drag on the minimum setting when casting. It is so fast to set it to max that there is no problem with that. Usually I wait so...

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