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#314504 Still Water Trout Video

Posted by freshMint on 26 August 2014 - 10:04 PM in Fly Fishing

As always ,nice work! Thank you for sharing, your efforts really are appreciated!! Enjoi



#305319 Fish behaviour (article)

Posted by freshMint on 15 April 2014 - 06:52 PM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

fab read!! Thank you




#304461 6 wt Fetha Styx

Posted by freshMint on 05 April 2014 - 03:38 PM in Fly Fishing

Just got delivery of the reel I decided on..went with a red truck diesel 7/8..
Super sweet ,classic looking click and pawl
Balances the rod really well..going to line it with a switch chucker #4
Can't wait woohoo!!image.jpg
Our cat Lou likes it too hahahaha



#304459 Looking for a new Float rod

Posted by freshMint on 05 April 2014 - 02:33 PM in Float Fishing

Although new to steel heading ,thought I would share my opinions..
First purchase was the Clarus 13' worked well for the heavier leaders and landing salmon, but
As I went to lighter leads, 8,6, and especially 4lb, I ended up losing the fish on break offs..
Purchased the 13'6" guide select, reasonable entry level price and rod, and it was night and day..
Completely different feel and my landing ratio skyrocketed:)
I haven't had the chance to try higher end rods, but one day I'm sure I will..
Hope my 2 cents helped a little



#303279 Steelhead Run - 2014

Posted by freshMint on 23 March 2014 - 12:53 AM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

So far it's been quite slow..looks like the fish are winning
The ones I've seen landed are beautiful tho..anyone else's thoughts or comments?



#303254 A Recap of the Last Few Weekends' Fun (Video)

Posted by freshMint on 22 March 2014 - 12:20 PM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

Feel good video!! Thank you:)
Great spot too



#303124 fly fishing get together

Posted by freshMint on 20 March 2014 - 05:04 PM in Fly Fishing

Sounds really interesting..Would love to join in the festivities..same as above, depending on location..
Hope to have my set- up complete in the next little while



#302168 WHAT DID YOU BUY TODAY? FISHING PURCHASES

Posted by freshMint on 06 March 2014 - 02:16 PM in Fishing Gear Talk and DIY Corner

Thank you..
Reelflies - yes..
Actually a Featha-Styx
Labelled as a 'switch' yes
Still searching for a winch to put on it lol



#302160 WHAT DID YOU BUY TODAY? FISHING PURCHASES

Posted by freshMint on 06 March 2014 - 01:07 PM in Fishing Gear Talk and DIY Corner

My first fly rod arrived today :) it is a 10'8" 6 wt
Also bought some bugs..
And o yes some nanas
C'mon sun....image.jpg



#301867 Steelhead Run - 2014

Posted by freshMint on 02 March 2014 - 08:58 PM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

I would have to agree with the consensus that it's going to be a wet spring for sure
We haven't seen this much snowfall in a long while
The fishing pressure will be high I'm sure,but
If it does turn out to be a "fish" year,
that should help the spawn rate,
which in turn would lead to a better future:)



#301664 6 wt Fetha Styx

Posted by freshMint on 25 February 2014 - 10:02 PM in Fly Fishing

^ awesome info!

Thank you for the replies all
Once I get set up ,I can let you know how it goes..
Really looking forward to it for sure



#301482 6 wt Fetha Styx

Posted by freshMint on 22 February 2014 - 12:52 PM in Fly Fishing

thanks again for the replies..

balance sounds like the discerning factor..

 

great info on the islander post

it was recommended to line it with the wulff ambush, or the switch chucker..

now just to find the right reel..




#301423 6 wt Fetha Styx

Posted by freshMint on 21 February 2014 - 12:49 PM in Fly Fishing

thank you for the reply

 

yes med/big game is the target..

 

being a 6 wt rod, best size reel would be?

 

looking to nymph,swing and dry with the set-up




#301403 6 wt Fetha Styx

Posted by freshMint on 20 February 2014 - 11:54 PM in Fly Fishing

Hello all

Recently purchased the 10'8" 6 wt and I am looking for suggestions as to what reel would be a good match for it.

Rod is rated for 180 to 330 grain window..

Anyone else have one of these??

thanks in advance

christopher




#300623 Toronto Sportmen's Show & Fly Fishing

Posted by freshMint on 04 February 2014 - 01:39 PM in Fly Fishing

sounds great.thank you for the info




#298917 Spey Clave- questions

Posted by freshMint on 08 January 2014 - 11:50 AM in Fly Fishing

awesome topic coldfeet.. Did you ever purchase a set up?? and what type if so?? 

I find myself in a very  similar position being totally fresh to fly..




#297575 felt soles

Posted by freshMint on 16 December 2013 - 11:39 PM in Float Fishing

How come the felt soles are being banned??



#297345 Lets talk about the Fall Run 2013

Posted by freshMint on 13 December 2013 - 04:18 PM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

I must say the "fall run" was fantastic. It was my first season of 'steelheading', thanks to a co-worker who took me out once, and I havent looked back.

The first few ventures were mostly me tangling up, and losing fish, whilst watching more seasoned anglers bring in some beautiful fish..I definitely enjoyed myself

each and every outting, and cant wait until the creeks and rivers thaw again. 




#297106 Need new wader, wanted some input.

Posted by freshMint on 10 December 2013 - 09:04 AM in Fishing Gear Talk and DIY Corner

Just curious to know which set you purchased ?



#296751 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by freshMint on 05 December 2013 - 06:43 PM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

^ those are amazing shots .nice work:)



#294968 What do you think east fishing will be like this weekend?

Posted by freshMint on 18 November 2013 - 08:31 PM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

So true about the rain, I am out east and was lucky enough to be on the water today..huge run came in, there were two other fellas beside me, and truth be told I saw at least twenty solid fish landed,and a good number of large fish lost..just amazing..



#294717 What do you think east fishing will be like this weekend?

Posted by freshMint on 16 November 2013 - 07:15 PM in Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

Did anyone have any success today? I am in the 'east' and other than loads of bows in the sanctuary,only saw 1 fish all afternoon..water was super clear,but not too low.everywhere was a pool pretty much.. Any "secrets" to pulling them out in conditions like this?



#294295 Mainline lbs on your center pin

Posted by freshMint on 12 November 2013 - 09:27 PM in Float Fishing

the rating on a rod is your weakest link, not your main line. you can use 45lb braid on a 3-6 rod, as long as your leader is 3lb you will be fine.


thank you fo the info. much appreciated.this site is a great platform to learn from



#294170 Mainline lbs on your center pin

Posted by freshMint on 12 November 2013 - 01:45 PM in Float Fishing

I dropped to 8 from the 10 because I dropped to a lighter rod.. Does anyone run 10 or up, on a rod rated 4-8??



#294167 Mainline lbs on your center pin

Posted by freshMint on 12 November 2013 - 01:30 PM in Float Fishing

Just spooled 8.lb Raven..see how it goes