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Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-24-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By GrantK
Yep, and it's just my opinion too, but sometimes...

Yep, and it's just my opinion too, but sometimes I find flippant comments that try to equate some forms of fly angling with gear fishing are more reflective of how little the person who is making...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-24-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By GrantK
It is heavy, but not even close to the heaviest...

It is heavy, but not even close to the heaviest thing people use to make custom tips. The "Hi-Brid" line that has been popular on the North Coast of Oregon for a couple decades now (originated...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-24-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By GrantK
I would certainly hope not! I was thinking...

I would certainly hope not! I was thinking "Celt" as well--hence the Irish flavoring. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-23-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By GrantK
Yeah, kelt is one of those words you don't see a...

Yeah, kelt is one of those words you don't see a lot in normal usage. Most of the guys I know use the term "downer" to describe the same thing: a post-spawn steelhead emigrating from the river. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-22-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By GrantK
Eric, A couple points about half-pounders. ...

Eric,

A couple points about half-pounders.

First, kelt half-pounder is more than likely a contradiction in terms, as there is little evidence to support the argument that half-pounders are...
Forum: Ocean Flyfishing for Salmon 03-22-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By GrantK
The advice you've been given with regard to...

The advice you've been given with regard to one-handers in the 9' 10 wt. class is spot on. Given your location I assume your intent is to fish the coast, e.g., Elk, Sixes, Coquille, etc? To add to...
Forum: Ocean Flyfishing for Salmon 03-09-2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By GrantK
No offense, but again you're trying to simplify...

No offense, but again you're trying to simplify something that is not simple. And, the anti-government sentiment, while all too common in a variety of contexts today, is not really as accurate in...
Forum: Ocean Flyfishing for Salmon 03-09-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By GrantK
I don't know where you get your information, but...

I don't know where you get your information, but I would find other sources.

First, the two ESA listed sucker species in the Klamath Basin--the Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus) and shortnose...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-05-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By GrantK
You can call it obnoxious if you like, but you...

You can call it obnoxious if you like, but you missed the point. I wasn't referring to the fact that fly shop staffs generally make just over minimum wage as a way to slight them in a classist...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-04-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By GrantK
That's exactly right. Why more shops don't...

That's exactly right. Why more shops don't understand that is beyond me. The ONLY reason to patronize a small shop is the service. If that is lacking then that's a shop that's not long for this...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-04-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By GrantK
The Teeny lines, like the original T Series, are...

The Teeny lines, like the original T Series, are just integrated heads. That is, they're shooting heads that you can't take off the running line without scissors. They came around long after...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-03-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By GrantK
What you're describing with changing heads on a...

What you're describing with changing heads on a running line is called a shooting head. They've been around for decades, and are commercially available in a variety of lengths, weights, and general...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 02-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By GrantK
I agree with the Albright recommendation too. ...

I agree with the Albright recommendation too. One way to improve the Albright is to add the finish from the Bimini. Eliminates the danger of slippage on impact with guides. And since the knot is a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 02-28-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By GrantK
It is simple. Follow the directions in the...

It is simple. Follow the directions in the artcle Blanton has on his site. The article is entitled "Getting Looped" and it explains everything clearly enough that literally anyone can do it. I'd...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-24-2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By GrantK
Here in lies the rub. Many companies, and the...

Here in lies the rub. Many companies, and the company whose reel I was using as the example to begin with, do not publish or otherwise make available backing capacity estimates for more than one...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-21-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By GrantK
[QUOTE=juro]Thats better derived from a reel co's...

[QUOTE=juro]Thats better derived from a reel co's ratings of one line wt vs the other line wt on same backing then applying the ratio. For instance reel brandX says 8wt and 240 yds of 20 or 9wt and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-21-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By GrantK
Thanks for the replies. The formula provided...

Thanks for the replies. The formula provided works pretty well for converting from 20 lb. dacron to 30 lb. dacron, but of course it doesn't account for the difference in line size.

Using some...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-21-2006, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By GrantK
Backing Math?

If a reel will purportedly hold a WF9F and 240 yds of 20 lb. dacron backing, how much 30 lb. dacron backing will it hold with a WF8F? Anyone have a formula of sorts for guesstimating in instances...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-06-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GrantK
Juro, I was thrown for a minute with what...

Juro,

I was thrown for a minute with what you were saying, but then I realized it sounded like I was signing off from the board. I say "have a nice life" a lot. :chuckle: It makes me laugh and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-06-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GrantK
I really didn't mean to be responsible for a...

I really didn't mean to be responsible for a hijack of this thread, and did intend to let it go and not reply again. But a couple points of response are necessary, and then I will not reply again.
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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-04-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GrantK
Please reread the post. The suggestion was a...

Please reread the post. The suggestion was a tariff on imported rods, not cars, as an illustration of protectionsim as one of only two solutions.





Precisely my point. But it doesn't have...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-03-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GrantK
[QUOTE=juro]In any case I am unable to compile...

[QUOTE=juro]In any case I am unable to compile the point you are trying to make from your reply above... [QUOTE]

Not sure how to state it anymore simply, but here goes. American companies that...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-03-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GrantK
I'm not sure that we are in agreement. And...

I'm not sure that we are in agreement. And again, I don't mean any offense. I guess I should have been clearer with regard to what it is precisely that I disagree with. You stated earlier in the...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-02-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GrantK
No offense intended here Juro. That might make...

No offense intended here Juro. That might make for some great discussion of macroeconomic theory, but it falls well short of explaining basic realities of a global marketplace. In a world economy...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By GrantK
I guess I didn't interpret the original question...

I guess I didn't interpret the original question as referring to a streamside problem either. I was thinking more in terms of hooks themselves during tying and not completed flies.

Eye balling...
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