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: Wanted...Spey set up

01-05-2003, 08:04 PM
Good day to everyone: I have been prowling this site now for a couple of weeks, and I am happy to say you have convinced me to try my hand at spey casting. I live in Nelson BC, I typically fish the Columbia river for resident rainbows that run into the teens. A typical spring fish would range 4-6 lbs, but thanks to the Americans, we will soon have triploid steehead showing up in our waters, in the next few years that easily tip the scales at 14-18 lbs. I also fish the Dean, Vedder and want to start on the Thompson.

My question is this. I am limited to approx $800 Canadian dollars ( I know that this equals about 400 US dollars....grin grin). I am looking at three different outfits now and would like your advise;
I have decided that the 8/9 weight setup will be my choice

1- Loop blue or green series spey in the 12'4" 8/9 with either a Loop traditional 3Wide spool or an Evotech 8-12

2- Orvis Trident TLS in 12'4" in an 8/9 Wt. With an Orvis Battenkill large arbour # VI size

3- Guideline ( Loomis GL-3 made for Norway) 13' 8/9 Wt with a Hardy Salmon #2 or Hardy Disk 8/9/10

Perhaps you have something that you are wanting to sell

I am an experienced caster and have tied for nearly 35 yrs. All of my gear so far is Sage one handers and all Hardy reels.

I am not rich enough to afford a sage Spey, and not afraid to think outside the box, hence the loop selection

thanks in advance

Best regards....Paul

Paul Jacobsen
Nelson BC

Home on the mighty Columbia.

01-05-2003, 08:19 PM
Just curious, you have named three "short" spey rods - is there a reason behind this? You may find it easier to locate a 14 footer, and possibly find it more suitable for general use as well.

Good luck with your search!

01-05-2003, 08:31 PM
Hi Juro....thanks for the reply....the reason behind the short spey rod is this seems to be all that is avail in an 8/9 weight these days.....any advise you can give is apprciated...pros and cons of long vs. short.....Paul

01-05-2003, 08:37 PM
replacement for my 14' GL3 8-9. Also have an extra (I'll have to confirm I'm not mis-typing here) Mastery 10-11 reel(s). If these will work ... we Canadian's need to stick together. I'll give you a $ number that will be well within your budget.

If interested, contact me off line.

01-05-2003, 08:46 PM
Freda....e-mail on the way.....Paul

01-05-2003, 09:49 PM
I got a brand new, Redington DFR 13' 8wt with a fast action. I also have some bran new Redington AL's 13/14 models that balance out nicley. I can work a deal, drop me a line at steelie821@excite.com.

01-06-2003, 12:14 AM
Dan: I tried to e-mail you....you have the out of office assistant showing you away until Dec 28th.

Dont know if you got my reply or not....if not let me know and I will resend..


01-06-2003, 02:55 PM
Try sending it, I just sent u one!

01-08-2003, 12:28 AM
After all that I cant get the large arbor Battenkill and they have no projected date for ordering from the mfg....so I have decided to go with the Loop 12'4'' 8/9 and the Loop reels.............ah. just what the Dr. ordered