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  1. Reels
    A couple of questions. How are these reels as a spare/backup? And which one would you use for the 13' 8/9 rod, the 8/9 or the 10/11? I like around 200 yards of 30 pound backing, a running line and shooting head. Thanks for any comments, Leo.
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    Recently back from a 2 week trip to Canada. Starting in Calgary, through Canmore, Banff, Jasper, Mount Robson, Valemount, Kamloops, Whistler, Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, back to Vancouver. Fantastic trip although full on with so much to try to fit in and so much travelling. As one or two...
  3. General Board
    Does anybody use Guideline PE backing and can compare it with dacron and gel spun backing? I am fishing the Skeena river in August and have been advised to load my reels with 200 yards of 30lb backing for the steelhead. Currently my salmon reels have 30lb dacron - not that I've seen it very...
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    Not much of a fish but I'm extremely grateful the way this season has been. Off the Exe, 80 yards from my kitchen door which makes it all the sweeter!
  5. General Board
    Hi Im looking for advice please on Gel spun backing ie are the brands pretty similar in quality or is there a prefered brand that you would recommend ? there is a bit of difference in prices but does it also reflect in the quality or not ? Air flow ..... 50lb 300 yards = £35 Rio...
  6. General Board
    Out on the Tweed today. Changed fly and flicked the new one out whilst stripping line for a proper cast. (I was on the bank). A swirl - close to the bank - and a salmon shoved his complete head out...absolutely vertically then slid back on the same vertical path. I watched it drift down...
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