Warning!!! Gear advice needed. AGAIN.

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  1. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    8 wt single hander or a 7wt switch. Both have advantages. I still prefer to fish a single hander outta the boat but a switch from the bank is the only way to go. IMO. I bobber fish an 896 XP and have never thought it was too much rod for any steelhead.
     
  2. Brady Burmeister

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    Daniel Ocean said "OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:................................................KEEPING THE TFO"

    Do you not have this anymore? You can nymph with it.
     
  3. i already told you i would sell yhou my switch with the switch line you dick cheese
     
  4. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Oh um I dont have that anymore. Long story. I now have NO single hander. I only own a spey rod setup.
     
  5. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Let me ask you this guys. If I go an buy the appropriate line, is it out of the question to try nymphing with my 12' 9" Echo Classic 7wt? Guy at Red's just told me "why not", so I do not know if hes fucken crazy or not.
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    I would think it would actually depend on how you're wanting to nymph and the size of the water.

    super long drifts & big water? centerpin.

    smaller pocket water? SH (personally, I prefer 8-8.5' rods, but most folks like the extra reach a 9'6"-10' rod will give you).

    Back when I had a switch (and a longer spey), the only one I ever attempted nymphing with was the switch & I hated it for that application...not that it couldn't effectively get your junk out there, because it could, very easily--too easily even. I just felt much more of a disconnect with the whole experience...but that's just my personal opinion. Longer TH rods are also more tiring if you're tight-lining IMO.
     
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    I can't imagine trying to nymph with a spey rod. Just doesn't have the same feel. And seems ridiculous.
     
  9. Jason Rolfe

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    I once saw a dude at reiter nymphing with a two hander. He had a thingamabobber about the size of a golf ball attached. Looked pretty funny.
     
  10. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Okay I thought is sounded wierd.
     
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  12. Evan Burck

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  13. Jason Rolfe

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    I'm sure you could do it. I just think it would be pretty brutal trying to constantly mend and high stick any rod longer than 10 feet.

    I think I'd get a centerpin if I could.
     
  14. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Alright you have a deal. I will buy your switch rod.
     
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    Switch rod, line control = super long drifts and getting your beads down deep. You already have a single hand rod, what is the point of getting another? Personally I say fuck all that noise and get a raft, it'll open up a shit ton of water you haven't otherwise been able to access.
     
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    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    No single hander anymore, the cork on my old original broke off.
     
  17. Darthmonkey

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    Was it not covered under warranty?
     
  18. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    It was an old ww grigg 8wt that I bought a while ago. I could not get ahold of the company and the cost to put on a nice new handle reel seat and fighting butt was quoted more than the rod itself. I am going to try turning it into a wading staff since it was a 2 piece.
     
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    WTF? I thought you wanted to catch a steelhead fly fishing?

    BTW, if the cork grip broke off your Grigg rod, it's not that hard to put on a new one for the cost of the cork. Are you at least half ways handy? Do you have a drill motor? A few scraps of wood? Anyway, an 8 wt isn't strong enough for a wading staff.

    Sg
     
  20. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I just knew you were going to chime in eventually. I was thinking about the trap I was setting myself for creating this thread but oh well. When my email popped up and it said " Salmo_g has replied to your thread", I just said "god damnit" LOL.

    Yes Mr,G I am very handy, I just lack the knowledge in fly rod repair, and from what I have seen so far it would cost atleast about 50 bucks to re-do the whole grip, reel seat, and fighting but section. I will get around to it eventually. Hey you never know,perhaps you would let me buy you a beer and you can show me how to do it.

    Thanks for chiming in like always. LOL.
     

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