skagit vs. the world.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. fisshman26

    fisshman26 Active Member

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    Mark, I can only speak for personal experiance which I think is what you are asking for. To be frank I think that you might be overanalyzing things, just go out and cast, the fundamentals will get you thru with even a serious mismatched rod and line. Take Mike Kinney as a great example he can pick up any rod that I can think of and make it work with whatever line....why.....fundamentals ;-)
     
  2. yuhina

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    Bruce,

    I Agree, you know... it's hard to make the brain turn the other way...:eek:
    I have heard the story about Mike, it is really cool.

    Well, the point I would like to discuss is also related to the "favorite rod". For myself, it is a really hard question to answer, the longer a rod I use. it usually become my favorite rod. Not a single rod, they are a bunch of them... I attribute this fact to the factors of knowing a rod, finding their strength (sweet spot) and just know how to deal with them. so... for me, it takes 10-20 trips to know a rod. it could be fairly long... I am not talking about just casting a rod. But, more like casting a rod in a dark night... you might say why would you do that... well... big stripers only feed at night... :beer1:

    Mark
     
  3. fisshman26

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    Mark, I know what you mean about the stripers, I lived on the left coast for 20yrs and would fish the Cape for the last few yrs I was there.
    I do have favourite rods but all seem to resemble each other in action and only differ in length.
     
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    thewaker Tight line takes ain't no fakes!!

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    I may have even learned a thing or three wading through this stuff.

    Impressive boys! I say go for an even 20 pages.
     
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    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Long belly...Skagit...blasphemy! The true path to enlightenment begins with a T and ends with an A, and has ENKAR in between.
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah.... talk about night fishing for stripers. here is a short clip from my old play ground. Alabama river stripers.
    not only big wife, nascar and bbq. I do miss the river stripers... the river really got me into spey casting... big strong current with little back casting room.
     
  8. golfman65

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    Bruce, I now know who you are...though you not me....I stopped and yakked at you briefly at the m&y clave...was talking to a bud last night....who the hell else would be sporting a rod three times longer then himself...:) Good luck at SOR should be an interesting year.....
     
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    Sorry if I dont recall you Golfman but last M&Y clave I was at was when the airflo compact kits were out and man I was so busy my head was spinning! Yes SOR should be interesting and thank you for the well wishes. Next time you see me let me know its you ;-)
     
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    Bruce,

    Best wishes to the SOR too! the rumor is already out...180' is really something...
    Wish I can go this year... I have been working hard and try to make some connections/excuses to visit the GGACC.
    Mark
     
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    Mark, thanks for the wishes.......rumours are rumours.........SOR is an amazing gathering. You wont likely see any short heads there, only the best casters in the world :)
     
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    Oh snap!!! Lol!!
     
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    lines only fly until they unroll.
     
  14. fisshman26

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    Well said Philster......very true.