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Old 07-15-2006, 08:49 AM
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Location: Kennebec River, Maine & Tampa Bay, FL
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We took lessons sponsored by an Orvis flyshop in Fairfield Maine. The main instructor was Jim Rusher of Orvis; the second instructor's first name was Kevin, but I forgot his last name. They taught the basics very well. Both seem to use their spey casting for Atlantic salmon in Gaspe or trout, not stripers.
Right now I am using floating lines with a short furled sinking leader followed by a fluro leader. I'm picking up a Windcutter versa tip today and will get a skagit head line later per Bob Meiser's recommendations for one of my rods that I got from him.
Generally the flies I use are in the 2 to 2/0 range -- deceivers, clousers, grocery pollock flies, some lobster flies, etc
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