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About rrdstarr

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  1. 72 here in Victoria! Nice and sunny for the last three weeks! Salmon are starting to head up the streams!!!
  2. How about Ross CLA Grey Mist C7 11/12 or Orvis Hydros LA VI?
  3. Hey All, I didn't want to start a new thread so I thought I would add my .02 cents here! I just bought a Redington Red/Fly 2 15' 10wt 4 pc. Rod two weeks ago and have been searching for a reel ever since. From what I have red, since this is my first Spey rod, that getting a reel 2 wt sizes bigger then your rod is the way to go. I looked at the Redington Delta 12 wt reel as an affordable reel. It is 4.5" in diameter so the capacity should be plenty for the line and backing. Any thoughts on the Redington reel?
  4. I have my Standard Horizons HX851 that is great. Floats and waterproof. I can't link it for you here, since it is a No-No. Worth the money in my opinion. FLOATING - Submersible JIS-7 / IPX7 (3.3 feet for 30 minutes) • Built-in 12 Channel GPS Receiver • Luminescent Glow in the dark gasket • Waypoint entry (200 waypoints) • Waypoint navigation with a unique compass display • Navigate to DSC Position Request call • 6 Watt Transmit power • Large easy to read LCD with Full dot matrix display (132 x 64 dot) • Ergonomically shaped with Rubber Armor for Non-slip Grip • DSC functions include: Distress call with position, All ships, Urgency, Safety, Individual call, Position Request, Position Report and Group call • Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual Watch • Volume & Squelch indication on display • NMEA output on cradle of DSC, DSE, GLL, RMC, GSA, GSV and GGA • Programmable channel names • Battery life indication • Preset key used to recall up to 10 favorite channels • Water activated SOS Strobe light • NOAA Weather channels and Weather Alert • Selectable Power Output 6/5/2.5/1 Watt • 3 Year Waterproof Warranty
  5. What John said! And the ability to cast far if you are fishing from the beach!
  6. I see where I need to improve my casting! LOL!I go the same speed back and forth but need to speed it up to get a longer cast. I also need to go back to my instructor and work on the double haul! Well done to Peter and other who have posted video!
  7. I love the Man Cave shot! truly a Man Cave! Mine is the whole downstairs(Bathroom with Shower) and a 13' x 18' room and the two car garage! Our summer is finally coming on warm, taken forever, I think we are aboot three weeks behind from three years ago normal highs! Our tomato has blossoms still, no fruit yet. Beans are only a foot tall.
  8. We use 6' bamboo poles for our runner beans. $10 for 25 of them. Our first year in the house, 2005, I built a "privacy" wall for our clematis and honey suckle to grown up. They have totally covered it and it makes a nice privacy screen from the neighbours. So much stuff Hayley and I have done since we bought our house. The 3/4 acre was completely undeveloped. We managed to tame the lower yard by pulling all the brambles and shrubs and two fallen trees and dead standing snag. It is now mow able and a big enough area I can practice fly casting without going to the local ball diamond! Our upper yard has a path from the driveway all the way thru the backyard to Hayley's shed. The rest is wild!!! I have built 300' of cement rock walls and humped tons of gravel and fill rock too! I have enough work on the outside of the house to keep me busy till retirement! Backyard path [img= Lower yard being cleared http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/1679624/width/1000/height/500' alt='500'>
  9. Our first summer in the house we had all of our strawberries in the ground, the slugs got all of them!!!! so we bought 6 topsy-turvy upside down planters, two for the zucchinis. Those have always produced really well. I think next year we will try growing blueberries, father-in-law has had good luck so far this year, but a few cheeky birds get past his "Alcatraz" of netting. I built a 4' x 8' compost bin last year and have gotten some real good compost out of it. We have tried planting a lot of deer resistant plants with some success. They are the biggest culprit on our flowers.
  10. Thanks for the comments on the shed. It sure freed up lots of space in my garage for kayaks and fishing gear! I built her three potting benches inside the shed and storage for all the garden tools, power washer, mower, trimmers and such. Last year was a crummy year for Hayley's garden. Weather was wet and cold that few things survived and provided food! What we really enjoy is all the hummingbirds this year!!! We have three different kinds here in Western Canada.
  11. The wife has potted plants everywhere! I built her 6 raised beds two years ago and started a proper veggy garden this year. Last summer I built her a 12' X 16' garden shed! It has power and water. I think she has planted? Three kinds of tomatoes Zucchini(s) Strawberries(4) Runner beans (2 beds) Spinach Onions green onions Spearmint(for my Mojitos!) Sage Lettuce Celery The list goes on.....plus twenty flower pots! The shed from below! [img= http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/1673814/width/1000/height/500]
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