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  1. Up for sale is my Islander LX 4.0 reel. Asking $375 shipped or $365 local pickup.  with Rio WF10 F/I fly line and backing. No longer using this size reel as I have moved back up north. Local pickup in Baltimore, Maryland or I can ship USPS priority. I have bought and sold lots of items on here and never had an issue. This is an awesome reel with a great drag sound if you like to hear the real scream.  









  2. This is my first trip to Colorado. I am gonna be in Denver this weekend and next week looking to get into some carp, smallmouth, or trout. I can drive like 2 hours away on some days. I was a pretty hardcore carp on fly guy before moving to Florida so I kinda wanna hook up with some big Colorado carp. I have only caught a few trout ever but wouldn't mind doing a half day or full day with a guide if it's worth it. I have waders packed and my eight weight for big carp. I might pick up a smaller setup for trout once i arrive. I'm looking for any advice from guys who know the area. Thanks! 

  3. No problem! At least you got out and hooked up. There are some big largemouth bass in those canals. I saw one over ten pounds in a canal south of Kendall being from up North it didn't even look real since 5-6lb bass are big up there. 

  4. Were you targeting peacocks? If using spin gear try rapala xraps 2 1/2 - 4 inch that swim a few feet deep. They will hit soft plastics on jigs but must be  baitfish not worms. If fishing saltwater shrimp will get hit every drop, but in the canals around kendall not so much it's not a natural bait so only bottom feeders will eat it. I use 10 lb Fluoro leader but mono will work too. I notice less hits when I have used heavier leader.

  5. All the canals around Kendall have real good numbers of peacocks. I just was there a few days ago and did well.  I use heavy clousers normally for peacocks. Just look up the closest street to where you are staying that intersect with a canal and find a place to park. Then just walk the canals. There are tons of spots. They like structure especially around bridges and culverts. They get hit hard so be quiet and try not to let them see you. Good luck. 

  6. If your gonna wade the flats I'd bring a couple big Crab flies like size 0. Both Bones and Permit will eat it along with every other species. Just don't have high hopes it can and is usually tough. Heavy clousers and cuda needlefish flies are good too. I'd go with a guide at least 1 day if you want to try to catch any of the trophy species. With spin gear and live mullet, crab, grunt, or pinfish you will be in good shape. Good Luck. 

  7. I live in the keys and wading here isn't super productive usually. Bridge fishing is great and if you have a boat you can get to some better flats. Kayak fishing is good ( if you know where and when to go ) but wind can really shut you down. However for strictly DIY fly fishing there are lots of better places. I went to Roatan Honduras last year and I'd rather DIY fly fish there then in the keys. You can't go wrong in places like Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, or Cayman Islands just fishing for bonefish. Plenty of things for wife to do too. You mentioned Tulum there is some fishing south of there but the bonefish are generally smaller and wading isn't as easy as the other places I mentioned. If you want info on Roatan send me a message. I agree with BFD time of year is important in most places.  One of my favorite places to fly fish is Sanibel Island. 

  8. Rio Redfish Tropical works great for me in the keys. The only reason I use the the heavier taper is to load the rod quickly especially down here where the wind is almost always 15+ mph. Sierra trading usually has new redfish lines in both coldwater and tropical for good prices. 

  9. My one and only 3tand seized up on me after a year or so. My Galvan Torque's and Nautilus nv and ccfx2 reels keep ticking. I fish almost daily in extreme salt and rarely even rinse my gear off... If I could do it all over I'd keep the extra money and buy all Galvan reels. In my opinion they are just as good as Nautilus Then spend the extra money on a nice rod, line, backpack etc..

  10. Just a heads up for anyone considering buying a hobie I sent them an email with no response whatsoever. Even if they said sorry sucks for you it would be one thing but when you spend over 3 grand for a plastic kayak bought new and they can't even respond... I have lost faith in them and will be selling all my hobie stuff. With that kind of customer service time to step up to a skiff. 

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