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Old 01-30-2005, 07:41 PM
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The 4/5/6 Trouter is 12'6" while the Daiwa 10 wt. is 14'6". Bob Meiser sells blanks for the trouter (he's a sponsor and his site is listed here.) I've fished the Saugeen many times and hooked up a few steelhead on the last trip using the weamer.

In the winter, the Credit is usually lightly travelled but with all the cold we've had, I'm sure its ice choked right now.

The Maitland smalies were in the spring and they did tend to be clustered. I always hit more than one in a spot. The biggest were so tough, they bent that big Daiwa to the cork. One bigun broke me off -- 10 lb. test FC. A lot of fun . . . .
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:23 PM
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Peter,
the only reference I could find to "Bob Meiser was something about the winner of a raffle. When I clicked on it a message appeared to tell me I was not allowed to view that particular link.
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:40 PM
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This should work:

http://www.meiserflyrods.com/

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Old 02-04-2005, 12:42 AM
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Meiser Spey Rod/Shiners

Thanks Peter,

I visited the site but it looks like it's out of my league at the present time. What are you tying lately? Have you tied anything to imitate the shiners (I think they're shiners!) in the Grand?They seem to be pretty plentiful.
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Old 02-04-2005, 09:13 AM
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That's on the list this year, to net a few to see what they're like. Probably a combination of dace and chubs. Working on a big pattern for the big waters, tied on a Waddington shank.
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:38 PM
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Big Water Flies

Peter,

By big water do you mean the Niagara? What kind of hook do you use on the Waddingtons?

I'm experimenting with Q-Tip tube flies (actually you have to buy generic brands at the drug store or dollar store to get hollow plastic tubes). How long is the Waddington shank and where do you get the Waddington's?
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:44 PM
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Just ordered them from Grindstone. Mine are 2" long -- good for getting down. They're available over a range of lengths. The dollar store Q-Tips are good for plastic tubes.

I'll be using them on the Niagara, Saugeen, and the Maitland.
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:53 PM
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Waddingtons

Peter,
I have had the good fortune to reconnect with a former high school friend who has roots in New Brunswick's Miramichi Valley. He was born there and moved to Toronto to start school. He offered to take me salmon fishing in the special spring catch and release season for Atlantics. You are not allowed to weight your flies down there. Would the Waddingtons allow you to get a little deeper without being considered a weighted fly? I have been experimenting with tubes lately. One of the things that intrigues me is combining tubes to make different flies. Also seems like a good way to build a long fly.




Here are two different flies laid side by side to illustrate what I mean.
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:55 PM
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I would think that a Waddington does not consitute a weighted fly but it's best to check with someone who knows for sure.
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Old 02-04-2005, 07:06 PM
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Waddingtons

Are they sold in different sizes? Do they have them with varying wire diameter? I have some piano wire from when I used to make spinners. I could probably make some up and give them a try. Do you know of a site that illustrates tying on a Waddington. I've seen them before in some of the British flyfishing Magazines but I'd need a refresher on what the wire shanks looked like. Thanks for the inspiration. Have you fished with Waddintons before or is this a new adventure?
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New adventure. I've had them for about a year, just haven't got around to using them for anything. They do have a variety of sizes and anybody who stocks Partridge hooks should be able to get them.
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peter-s-c,
Where do you get Mega Hair or Icelandic Sheep in the tan color? Is it dyed or natural? I like the weamer.

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Old 02-11-2005, 09:41 PM
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Grindstone Angling in Waterdown had both at one time but the Megahair is getting a bit difficult to find. It's produced by Tiewell in Australia. I prefer it to Icelandic sheep as it tends to be straighter and more usable, plus the tan in Megahair is very light. Angling Specialties in Mississauga has it as well.
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