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Classic Atlantic Salmon No pursuit rivals salmon rivers, flies & legacy

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Old 01-28-2005, 10:41 AM
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Malcolm,

Just a note to let you know that I did receive the Willie Gunn's in the post today.

...And the Glen Deveron....Thanks much for that .....};^)....!!!!

Also have the first generation 18 footer 11/12 blank in hand today as well.....Your postal boys will have a bugger of a time trying to stuff her in your mail box !

....She actually turned out to be a 5 pc rod, and it will take a few weeks to field test her for a bit to see if she will comfortably aerialize full grainage.

I am only a moderate long belly caster, so we'll send it North up to Aaron Reimer's crew for evaluation.

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Old 01-28-2005, 11:39 AM
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Tell them to take great care.
Give those Willie Gunns a swim they are fishing flies, not pretty but for catching
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:51 AM
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"I am only a moderate long belly caster, so we'll send it North up to Aaron Reimer's crew for evaluation."

Cool Meiz I look forward to giving the big stick a swing.
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Old 01-28-2005, 04:25 PM
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Meiz,

As you know, I am rather excited about getting the chance to give it a go since I've been talking to you about making one for a few years.

Malcolm,

Now you will have your proper salmon rod instead of a mere grilse rod.
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Old 01-28-2005, 04:31 PM
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Meiz,
Make sure that you know exactly where all these people live and take their passports before you let that rod out of your sight. Could you make them all wear gloves so they do not leave dirty sweaty finger marks on the cork.

Flytyer, You may try but please take care, this salmon rod is needed in Scotland.
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Old 01-28-2005, 04:35 PM
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No worries Malcolm,

This is generation "one" of the 18' so it will really need to be beat-up a bit, and the boys at Aaron's <> Kevin, Brian, Russ, and Mike are just the ones to do it.

There is no way I could design this rod without their feedback and critique.

It will be a trial and error process...My guess is she will take 2 or 3 taper attempts.

In her early development, I'd rather have her stall or blow in their hands then in yours on the Spey my friend.

The Willie Gunns will get wet on the Lower Smith with the next good freshet.....Hopefully for catching as well as swimming.....};^)...!!!

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Old 01-28-2005, 04:55 PM
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Malcolm,

I haven't yet bown up a rod, but there is always the first time.
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:24 PM
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Hey Russ,

I've blown lots of rods in their early stages....Thats why I send them up to you guys AFTER I'm done.

But I'll send goggles too....};^)....!!!!

....In all honesty, from the wiggle.... I'd say that the early 18 may need to be toned down a bit to meet the window.

I know of no one that demands to chase a more agressive mouse....So have at her !!!

I think it's been 5 years?

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Malcom,

I will try not to spill the Glen Deveron on the big stick!
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Meiz,

I wasn't going to mention how many years I've been chasing you for the big stick. I'm just delighted that it is happening.

Me chasing an agressive mouse? Nah, I just want to cast 1300 gr long bellies out to and beyond 100' on the Skagit on the larger, wider runs and tailouts with a long rod that won't wimp out. So if you think this one may need to be toned down a bit, so much the better because that way I won't have to worry about it blowing up from being pushed too far.

If I blow the big stick up, Malcolm will be putting a contract out for me with some big, hairy dude named Guido with Sicilian connections.
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