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  1. [Wanted] fly rod/reel combo

    Buy, Sell or Trade - Classifieds
    Looking for a setup that will get me on the river as a beginner. Please pm me with what you have to offer, I'm in the Vancouver area. 8wt 9-10ft.
  2. [Wanted] WANTED: 9-10 wt fly rod with reel

    Buy, Sell or Trade - Classifieds
    Hey guys! I'm looking at buying a used 9 or 10 wt fly rod (spey rods accepted) with a reel included. I don't really have any specifications as to a brand, but I do require it to be in full working order, undamaged (aside from regular wear), and a personal check before purchasing. Hoping to...
  3. sturgeon shore fishing - casting vs spinning setup

    Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    Hi! I want to get into some sturgeon fishing this summer and i'm wondering if its better to go with a casting set up for shore fishing or a spinning set up. Help me decide. I'm thinking of going with a 12 foot ugly stick which comes in both casting and spinning types. I'm not a big sturgeon...
  4. Selling a Trolling Rod and Reel

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm selling a conventional trolling rod/reel setup, its advertised on Kijiji (see link below) for local sale (Vernon, BC) but if you can pick it up, its yours for 160$ (price is negotiable). See the ad for full details. I need to get it off my hands, so suggest a reasonable price and...
  5. Spey rod with fly reel

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Im going to buy my first spey rod but i want to know if i could use a fly reel with a spey rod because i have a bunch of spare fly reels. Trout:cheers:
  6. Small Diameter Centerpin Reel?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I'm looking for a lead on a smaller diameter pin reel for trout this summer. I've been running my trusty Islander all fall/winter, but with the end of the season (here in Washington) I want to set my sights on the summer's trout fishery. I'd like to start using a centerpin year round, but...
  7. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 25 to Nov 1, 2010 One of the keys to successful angling is analysis. I tell students in my fly fishing classes to analyze everything from start to finish, both good and bad, on every fishing trip. Analysis brings theory and theories proven or disproven bring...
  8. Building New Rainshadow Downrigging Rod

    Rod Wraps!
    Decided to take on a fun project and build me a Rainshadow BP1265 downrigger rod. I am going with a Alps triangle reel seat and Tich guides with gold plating. She's coming along nicely so far!!
  9. large arbor fly reels are awesome

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I'm new to using a large arbor fly reel and just had to say how much I really enjoy fishing it. Mine is a Snowbee Geo but the make probably secondary to my point in this post. Being able to catch up to a crazy coho that runs at break-neck speed from 100' out to inshore, goes around behind me...
  10. Shimano Citica 201E Broken???

    Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    I just bought my second baitcaster (Shimano Citica 201E) [third if you count my Walmart sturgeon reel] reel this afternoon and I notice that in the free spool, the line guide does not move back and forth with the line. I did a couple of research through google and found the term "non-disengaging...
  11. Kitimat Steelhead Report - October, 18 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    The last weeks have been Spey-tacular as guests were fortunate to catch the famous Steelhead Trout on the fly. With the rivers up and down in level like a frog in a frying pan the guys prevailed and never gave up. Fishing from the bush as the rivers are so high that finding a gravel bar to...
  12. antique fishing reel

    Freshwater General Discussion
    g'day gents. not sure if i should post this here, but what the heck. i recently bought an old reel and wonder if anyone here might know anything about it. the back is stamped ALLCOCK AERIALITE and MADE IN ENGLAND. it's about 4" in diameter and about 2.5" wide. has a butterfly nut to adjust drag...
  13. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 11 to 18, 2010 "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness," A Tale of two cities, Charles Dickens Every fall thanks to thirty years of good work in conservation, our rivers are filled with...
  14. first mooching reel

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Purchased my first entry level mooching reel ( Daiwa M1 Plus) to see if what everyone was saying about them is true. When I ask fisherman how they like using mooching reels they all say its the only way to go. Thought I would give it a try and see if I get hooked. In addition to the Daiwa I...
  15. Vedder Fishing

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey Everyone I have recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland. I would consider myself an experienced angler but it seems that the techniques used here, especially for salmon fishing are quite different so I suppose even after 15 yrs fishing back home I am in the newbie category. I joined...
  16. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 4 to 11, 2010 "As a Presbyterian, my father believed that man by nature was a damn mess, and that only by picking up God's rhythms could we regain power and beauty." Norman MacLean; A River Runs Through It. Salmon season is upon us again and soon all our...
  17. Reel songs

    Freshwater General Discussion
    It's sad one can't let a reel sing. You know, the sound that increases your heart beat a bit more than the tug, the run, the jump. (the adrenaline rush) I hate and love the mute on my baitcaster. I can fish stealth or, if I know I'm alone (not these days!) turn it on. Got some old reels I wanna...
  18. Abu or Shimano?

    Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    Ok, I have pretty much given up on getting my rod and reel back that I lost last week but without a rod I'm starting to jones for fishing like a crack addict out of crack, it's bad...so I need a new set up and want some advice/opinion...so, Abu Garcia 6500c4 or the equvilant shimano reel. I lost...
  19. Islander review

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    Looking for reviews of the Islander LA3.6 reel. thanks,oldman.
  20. It's time for a new downrigger rod!!!

    Saltwater General Discussion
    So I've been contemplating getting a new downrigger rod to go with my Islander MR3, single action reel.... Choices rattling around my head are a Sage SA4120 or getting a custom 10'6" Rainshadow rod of the equivalent. Some guys are saying that a 12' rod is simply too much rod for downrigger or...
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