Mark Ham

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  1. Did a Nautilus CCF died so close to her hometown? What went wrong with that reel?
  2. I had some attempts , first of all to have Delrin instead of wood for a Bauer, after that I start to like it and made more for Tibor and Islander...
  3. Buy a top guide for your "new" section and throw heavier lines, maybe 6 or even 7Wt.
  4. U shaped wall with logs and sandbags , kind of WW I trenches....chest high at least...
  5. I never tried so different size sections and I read somewhere that 10 Lb between is just right..I think 30+20 Lb and 4'+4' will do your trick. Most of the time I fish 25+15 Lb for medium sizes and weights clousers with blood between and perfexion for the butt section.
  6. The weight of Hayden III is 14.5 Oz ,cork drag and no outgoing click. Penn International 4 use carbon fibre drag .
  7. Croc's or some cheap sandals ,better and solid fit on hills area..Wear regular socks between to prevent the sand rubbing the neoprene..
  8. I can see on big auction site....Butt Leader Gudebrod Braided Mono in 35 and 50 lb, is a coil of 10 yards,orange color. drawde49 is seller name from Ocoee ,Florida....That's the good stuff?
  9. I don't think someone liked a Winston feel because had Boron in it. Boron,Zaion,Krypton....who cares,If I smash a blank I don't know how it looks or even if I find a different foil rolled in blank I can't tell what material is...
  10. I had Boron IIx in 8 weight...such a wonderful rod. I guess was a true 8 Wt so don't overline it, with a Wulff Triangle taper was the first time when I liked my casting.
  11. Zeke is wonderful no doubt.
  12. Go with Super Lube kit , 100 % synthetic and company based in NY state.
  13. Someone ever saw a factory rod without female ferule wrapped?
  14. I tried four products from Loon, Hard Head and Soft Head Cement. Hard Head was much nicer to work, with superior aspect and durability. UV Knot Sense and UV Wader repair, seemed to me being absolute identical so you can take only one to secure knots, cover flies head and repair waders. I would like to know if Loon Reel Lube is soft or thick grease, with graphite powder or not?
  15. Jake meant large arbor vs standard arbor,same diameter ,same width ...The speed of picking line is the same from the bottom level of large arbor...When the large arbor spool is empty, on standard arbor we still have backing, so if the competition is from empty spools, then yes, the large arbor picks faster but will contain less backing. If we talk real situation , will be let's say line+200 yards of backing on large arbor and line+300 yards of backing on standard arbor. For line and 200 yards of backing everything is equal for both, the residual 100 yards from standard spool will have the same diameter as the empty bottom of large arbor spool.