Do not tell the jokers who just booked Saturday, but Friday will be much better and I have a seat open.e-mail is bestJim Kerrraincoastguides
Hey Jim wish I could be there Friday!!!
Actually, I am writing with probably one of the most difficult and potentially subjective and personal-experience driven questions there is… I will try to keep it short but apologize in advance…Sorry!! Oh, so sorry!!
I Just \”e-bay\’d\” a new Echo Dec Hogan 9 wt. 13\’6\” two-hander(suggested 600-720 grains)!!!
Hooray! I think…?
Also, I just happen to have an Abel Super 12 (ahhh, mmmmmm, cough,cough…e-bay…) to accompany this rod…So far so good?!?!?!
How\’d I do?
A.O.K.B.GoodC.GreatD.Lay off the coffee and E-bayE.All of the Above
Now What?!?!?!? H-E-L-P!!!! I am so confused…
It is at this point I just wanna show up and get some lessons from ya. Soon I hope, real soon. I will keep after you as my schedule develops.
What should I do for The Best Backing Scenario? (money no object)
A.Gel spunB.SpectraC.HollowD.BraidE.None of the Above
Now, from my research, I am guessing Skagit line is a solid starting point…BUT…I simply feel like buying a Versi- or Multi- tip system to take the easy way out of this dilema…H-E-L-P!!!
What Style/System?A.SkagitB.ScandiC.SkanditD.AirfloE.WindcutterF.None of the Above
I have my eye on S.A. Skagit Exterme Multi-tip 640 gr./25\’, or 680gr/27\’, or 720gr./27\’, comes with shooting line,tip wallet, and 4 tips for $135.
Please pro-rate my next trip/lesson according to how much time this e-book/e-mail took out of ur day!!
P.S. Hope the multiple choice expedited things!!
Good to hear from you.
Thanks for posting
this here, it might help steer some other folks in a good direction and
it’s also good for my search engine listings, especially if you throw in
the words fly fishing for steelhead, Olympic peninsula fly fishing
guide, steelhead guide, catchasaures rex, ect.
Yes multiple guess is good, I might pass.
Good rod, good reel learn to fish it BUT before you buy your next one cast a
million and decide exactly what you are shopping for and except no substitute.
so in Answer to question letter one.
Question number B
As far as backing goes, 30lb braid, dacron, or whatever is cheap, or if you
want to spend money, whatever you feel will tangle the least and leave room for
150 to 200 yrds.
I think you will like
the airflow skagit compact, it’s not expensive.
Buy a decent running line and you will be able to switch it out if you
change up. I would buy the Airflow not so expensive running line for
starters. As for tips, look back through this blog, I think you will
find a article on building your own, just get some t-14 and cut and
loop.(check out a post titled sink tips for steelhead volume two)
Later you will
probably decide you need all different stuff, but this will be a good
outfit for a long time and give you the versatility to change one piece
at a time without starting from scratch again.
Thanks so much for your time Jim!!!
As to which Running Line…Floating or Intermediate for my first Spey experience??
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