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  1. Yes, very sad. He actually wasn't sick for long, it all happened in a matter of 2 months. I didn't know Dave well but he was a friend and very good to me. Stuck up for me real good when one of the guys was all over me after having a few too many. True gentleman who can't be replaced. Will miss him.
  2. Found a note from Tony
  3. Let the fish decide
  4. How much is the repair fee out of curiosity?
  5. Or the Catskill fly fishing museum
  6. The other line work out?
  7. Is one tip shorter than the others?
  8. Yes and no. Most top of the line reels are made for the serious fish so while you may need 8 pounds of drag and 150 yards of backing on your 5 wt trout outfit, there are some fish that will give you a test. Fish for tarpon, taimen, or offshore and you won't want to be under gunned.
  9. Typically backing capacity along with line capacity make a the requirements for a reel. Balance comes into play as well. Take your 9wt line and without taking any backing off of your 7wt reel and you'll find out that the diameter of fly lines vary in regard to weight. You'll run out of room on that smaller reel. Sure you can put less backing on the smaller reel and get that line on there but it most likely wouldn't feel "right" and if you were fishing for Albie's with that 9 wt with less backing....well you can guess the rest
  10. You should really think about what rods you want to bring in 2 separate ways. 1. Bring lots of gear because you cant easily replace much down there if needed. The bones are small so a 5 and 6 at would be fun to fish in the afternoon at the beach. A 10 for tarpon should do. 2. Don't bring anything you don't want to lose on a trip. I had an 8,9,10 rigged on the boat but used the 8 80% of the time. Had some laid up tarpon for a few hours with the 10. Assume the guides won't have flies or tippets for you so bring what you need and a little more. Flourocarbon tippets!
  11. Bring small cash for tips, 1s and fives Christmas island special is your fly if choice
  12. Sorry, gave to a buddy
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