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Forum: the Rod Rack 03-28-2006, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By Gary W
A hair dryer is also a good tool to heat up the...

A hair dryer is also a good tool to heat up the epxy once it has been applied.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-13-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By Gary W
I agree with wrke. If I am fishing medium to big...

I agree with wrke. If I am fishing medium to big rivers I will usually fish double handed rods from 13' to 16'. However on smaller rivers or where a lot of hand lining is required I prefer to use a...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 09-08-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Gary W
I cycle to and from work on a cycle path that...

I cycle to and from work on a cycle path that runs along the river Kelvin, that flows into and through the west end of Glasgow and into the river Clyde. It has seen improved runs of Salmon and Sea...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 08-01-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By Gary W
Wilbert, I know, it's a slow process buying...

Wilbert,

I know, it's a slow process buying anything on Ebay unless you want to put in crazy bids.

Unfortunately, to buy JC from a shop also means paying too much in my opinion. I've tried...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 08-01-2005, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By Gary W
Wilbert, Glasgow Angling Centre sell JC...

Wilbert,

Glasgow Angling Centre sell JC Capes. However, capes vary greatly in number, colour, size, of feather, and I would suggest that mail order is not the way to go if you are particular...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-03-2005, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By Gary W
I could not agree more with Rankenstein. I...

I could not agree more with Rankenstein.

I live on the west coast of Scotland and salmon farming has almost destroyed our run of wild salmon and sea trout. By buying, accepting, or eating any...
Forum: the Rod Rack 05-10-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By Gary W
By coincedence, I had a friend call me the other...

By coincedence, I had a friend call me the other day to say that he had sent a Powerlite Speycaster back to Bruce & Walker because, when the rod was set up, the top section appeared to go off at a...
Forum: the Rod Rack 05-02-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By Gary W
JohnnyB, If you go into a shop and try a few...

JohnnyB,

If you go into a shop and try a few rods from one manufacturer, you will usually find that they are all splined differently. That's because they are built in a factory where time eats...
Forum: the Rod Rack 04-28-2005, 03:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By Gary W
I know some rod builders who swear by attaching...

I know some rod builders who swear by attaching the guides directly in line with the spline, be it on the soft or stiff side. This all depends on whether you want the rod to flex better on forward...
Forum: the Rod Rack 04-14-2005, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By Gary W
I like a thicker than average good quality cork...

I like a thicker than average good quality cork handle.
I like a strong but progressive blank with good recovery.
I don't like a hook keeper that snags up the line and digs into my fingers when...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-12-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,806
Posted By Gary W
When I was a student with no money I had to tie...

When I was a student with no money I had to tie flies for the proprieter in order to get fishing. Even that was on a trout loch; salmon fishing was out of reach until I started working.

Now, all...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-22-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By Gary W
I love the take, but even better is a take after...

I love the take, but even better is a take after a long drought. I fish on a limited budget, so rarely get to fish the right water(beats) at the right time. When you fish for a long time without...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-03-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By Gary W
I know that the Esk DSFB proposed that the nets...

I know that the Esk DSFB proposed that the nets were banned until June. I don't know what the final decision was regarding the nets.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-03-2005, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By Gary W
Willie, As I've stated before, I return well...

Willie,

As I've stated before, I return well over 90% of the fish I catch. However, regardless of what side of the fence you sit on this sticks in the throat, as it seems to be penalising rod and...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By Gary W
It's not so much a question of what cast, but how...

It's not so much a question of what cast, but how do you control the fly when it's got over to the fish through all the unpredictable currents. In truth, it's almost impossible in that situation. I...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,575
Posted By Gary W
Conehead Tubes

Strathglass Jaff,

I've been toying with conehead tubes over the last couple of years. I started by using plastic tubes for the dressing, with a smaller diameter removable plastic tube for...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-09-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Gary W
Gardener, I'm with you on fly choices - more...

Gardener,

I'm with you on fly choices - more yellow in spring, more black in summer, and more orange/red at the back end. I also found last year that copper tinsel in a fly made a significant...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-09-2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Gary W
Cascade, This is why I ask the question. ...

Cascade,

This is why I ask the question. Often when you visit an unknown river a local angler or gillie will tell you "any fly you like as long as it's black and yellow" or "orange flies do best...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-09-2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Gary W
Salmon Fly Geographical Colour Variations

Since finding this forum I've had my eyes opened to many different styles of fly for both Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon. My quarry is atlantic salmon. One example of the different flies that seemed...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-08-2005, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Gary W
In Britain(UK) manufacturers are allowed to put a...

In Britain(UK) manufacturers are allowed to put a made in Britain/UK/Great Britain/Scotland/England etc. etc., as long as the final product is assembled here. I do not know the exact ins and outs,...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-08-2005, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By Gary W
Couldn't resist... So long as the wind was...

Couldn't resist...

So long as the wind was not blowing downstream, I would use the single spey. I would also try to fish from further upstream(initially) to get the fly swimming in front of the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-07-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Gary W
I hate to cloud the issue but, with spey profile...

I hate to cloud the issue but, with spey profile lines, I would be wary of going a line size up. For most spey lines in medium to long heads I often find that a rod performs better by going a size...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-07-2005, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Gary W
If you want to make things easier for yourself,...

If you want to make things easier for yourself, get a short belly spey line like the Rio Windcutter or Scientific Anglers Mastery Short Head Spey.

However, I would say that you should probably...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-03-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Gary W
Richard, Thanks for the reply. That's three...

Richard,

Thanks for the reply. That's three people that are swinging me towards the P&D. As Rome Croy has a long waiting list (dead men's shoes), I think I'll go for the P&D ticket as it should...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-01-2005, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,806
Posted By Gary W
Well done Malcom, I hope it's the first of...

Well done Malcom,

I hope it's the first of many for the season.

I've yet to wet a line, but hope to get a day away soon. I've just got a digital camera so if/when I get a fish I'll be posting...
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