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« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2020, 12:16:24 AM »

I went to a orvis 101 fly fishing class,,,,hehe,,,, Wink and it was funny,,,,, Cheesy the instructor then started selling us on the mirage fly reel $800,,,,, Shocked but he couldn't tell me anything about the drag set up or what type of metal the parts was made out of,,,,,, Angry for freshwater the line is more important and having your rig set up right,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2020, 05:56:45 AM »

I went to a orvis 101 fly fishing class,,,,hehe,,,, Wink and it was funny,,,,, Cheesy the instructor then started selling us on the mirage fly reel $800,,,,, Shocked but he couldn't tell me anything about the drag set up or what type of metal the parts was made out of,,,,,, Angry for freshwater the line is more important and having your rig set up right,,,,,, Grin

And he KNOWS that if he can talk you into a $800 reel, he is that much closer to talking you into a $900 rod to go with it Wink.

Agree with you on the fly lines.  If you can't get the fly to the fish, it doesn't matter what type of reel that you are using.

The next video that popped up from Galloup was on fly line selection.  After he said something along the lines that distance doesn't matter, and that being able to cast 60 feet is unnecessary, I quit watching.   If you cannot cast 60 feet in normal conditions from the bank, you are not close to being in the game for saltwater.  I think it is important to not project  the demands of one fishery onto another. It is like the guy on the mini-golf course telling you that you only need a putter  Roll Eyes

If you talk to ANY saltwater guide, the number one, two and three issue with clients are that too many do not have the distance casting chops to be in the game.  If you can lay out a good long cast, it is never a disadvantage, and will make your short game better.

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« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2020, 01:02:26 PM »

If you are sight fishing small streams and rivers accuracy is everything distance less so. If you can't put the fly in front of the trout's nose you are on a looser.
But I agree with Dave - of course distance is important, not just for saltwater. No rising fish and a large lake means you are fishing blind, searching for fish at various depths and speeds with a variety of lines and flies. Being able to lay out a long cast means you cover more water and hopefully fish. To cast a long line requires technique combined with a matched rod and line. Just because both the rod and line are #6 wt doesn't necessarily mean they will work together. Finding the right combination will improve distance and accuracy. When I purchased a new expensive rod, 2 years ago, I stuck on a reel and line I already had. I nearly sent the rod back - everything felt wrong - the line/rod felt like #6wt line on an #8wt rod - and the reel felt very heavy so I couldn't 'feel' the rod. I changed lines a few times until I found one I liked. Then, inevitably, a new reel Roll Eyes For me the reel needs to 'balance' the outfit. I use both click/pawl and disc drag reels - horses for courses Grin. JMHO
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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2020, 03:43:49 AM »

Yes getting to the hot spots is best,,,,,, Shocked I'm working on a 9wt after getting a used thomas & thomas rod $60 jeff is restoring the guides the top shot $50but with uncle sal's giftcard=$25,,,,, Cheesy he will be forever helping me catch fish,,,,,,, Wink reel,,,,I could have gone with a carlton,,,seamaster,,,bogdan but missed out on a 1912 hardy on pbay,,,, Roll Eyes but that's ok,,,,,, Embarrassed could have gotten a abel but there all sock drawer reels,,,,, Wink just went with a sage spectrum c with the backing $138 the rod is most important here,,,just got to catch a fish on it,,,,,,, Grin


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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2021, 08:14:58 PM »

Benni - you need some backing under that fly line Wink
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