A rookies log.

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JesseC

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i got the nickel, after seeing your color set up, i was like dam i wanna be more like thomas.

but really i wanted the hard alox at first then i saw how the nickel looked with the TR and liked it much better. hoping it is in today

The echo ion is a rock solid reel. I am downright abusive with gear and it's held up really nice. I'm sure the lamson is sweet, but think of all the beads and nail polish you could've bought....
 
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Evan Virnoche

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The echo ion is a rock solid reel. I am downright abusive with gear and it's held up really nice. I'm sure the lamson is sweet, but think of all the beads and nail polish you could've bought....
i still have some left over change for glitter so its all good
 
Hit the Stilly today. Seems everything is stupid low and clear. I would say the only thing good that came out of today was I got some really good spey practice. Thinking about saying fuck it and waiting for the weather to change and bring these rivers up. Gotta buy an intermediate tip as well. All in all I would love to simply write this day off the books.
 
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Evan Virnoche

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We floated the sky from high bridge we were scraping rocks non stop

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Guys want a funny story? Here is a lesson I learned the hard way that I want to pass on for educational purposes.

Last saturday when I was out spey casting on the stilly I was getting very frustrated with how the 10 foot section of t-11 was hitting bottom constantly on the river when it was 350 cfs. I learned quickly this was the wrong tip to buy but due to budget constraints I could only afford one, and that was what I was told to buy by the Cabelas guy ( yes I know).

Sooooo what did I do? I cut the tip down to only 2 feet of t-11 thinking that it would get me off the bottom. Well it did but I started to get really bad piling with my casts fromt then on out.

What have I learned here that BASSTURDS clued me in on was the fact that the 10 ft of t-11 is there to aid in ancoring my line for my D-loop. So with that said. DO NOT CUT YOUR GOD DAMN TIP.

Also, if you are buying a new spey setup I can not stress enough that you need to buy atleast 3 tips that cover a wide enough range, or polyleaders if you choose to do that.
 
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Evan Virnoche

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you essentially have to completely modify your stroke if you run only 2 feet of sink tip.

remember with skagit casting
3 to 3 1/'2 time your rod length

so with 12 footer you could run if you have 24 foot skagit max you could run 17 feet to 10 foot tip
 
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