dreyko

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  1. The rod indicates a grain window of 300-400 grains. So I am a little up in the air about what line it reall ought to be using. The rod is made on a tfo mangrove 10wt blank, which most people indicate they like using true weight or half size heavy line. However tfo says 3-400, and I have found a couple reviews saying the rod casts best bwtween 375-400 grains. So I am a little confused.
  2. I ordered this rod to help me cast into the wind on the outerbanks. While I haven't been out there since getting the rod, i have had a chance to cast it around my local pond. Its a beautiful rod, i love the extended cork on this rod and the extended butt section. I had a little trouble casting this rod at first; possibly because it is my first #10, and possibly because its built on the mangrove blank. I really had to slow my casts way down compared to my ticr. I feel like my line selection isnt the best, I am using a older version Orvis striper intermediate 10wt. Its supposed to be 380gr, but I pulled off 30ft and weighed it at 325gr. Maybe the taper doesn't work for me and maybe the lines too light, in any case my casts are about 10-15ft short of my 8wt ticr with orvis saltwater all arounder pro on it. However my first day fishing with it my second fish was a Chain Pickerel, maybe not a big deal to anyone else, but its my first Pickerel, and my first member of the Esox family. I guess they call the rod "ESOX" for a reason. Can't wait to get out to the coast!
  3. Yea, I am sure that they are out for this rod; its a Lefty Kreh instructors rod, Ticr bright yellow. I would be gutted to lose the rod. I asked them if my rod builder could repair the section and still maintain the warranty. If I have to swap it out it looks like the axiom 2 is the closest rod in terms of speed.
  4. Sad news, I was out fishing yesterday in a 25mph wind (it was a 3 hour ride and there was a blitz on so I geared up anyway) in my effort to battle the wind my 8wt ticr had a section work loose and it cracked on a cast before I noticed. Shame, i love that rod, im going to have my friend that used to build rods look at it. In anycase, I decided I don't want to be outgunned again, so I ordered a 10wt Tfo Esox. Its supposed to be good for big flies into the wind and should serve as a general large game rod for me. Now I need to find another Ticr 8wt, that rod fit me so well.
  5. So it looks like I have settled on a 10wt as my next rod, I like Tfo rods and am looking primarily at their offerings. I am very much open to older used rods. So my goal for this rod is to use it when the wind gets too strong for my 8wt ticr. I mostly fish Clousers on floating and intermediate line in the outer banks. Which of these would be best for dealing with wind and heavy flies? Ticr, Ticrx, Mangrove, Bvk, Axiom, or Clouser? Open to others but I believe that's the best list for my application. Currently leaning to either the mangrove or the axiom, but I could be wrong. Thanks!
  6. So my current "quiver" is as follows; 3wt orvis frequent flyer 4/5 tfo finesse glass 6wt orvis frequent flyer 6wt tfo ticr 8wt tfo ticr And recently gifted a 7wt tfo bvk blank that my friend is building for me. The 2 ticrs are my favorites even though the 3wt frequent flyer casts like an absolute treat.
  7. Looks like a 10 wont be unreasonable if its modern. So about lines, I have been fishing a floater on my 8wt (orvis Salt All Arounder) and would be using a orvis Striper coldwater Intermediate on the 10wt (i have a new line laying around already). I am interested in the spey style heads for versitility, how do I choose a shooting head for a single hand rod? I assume I pick a head with a standard 10wt grain weight? Wouldn't a sink tip screw that up? Should I go light on the head?
  8. Hello all I am getting into saltwater fishing. I am mostly casting into the sound at the NC Outer Banks. So far I have caught a few blues, a needle fish, and a grey trout (weakfish). Hoping to target mostly blues, reds, and striper. Maybe some false albacore as the outerbanks are supposed to be good for them. I have a 3wt, 6wt, and an 8wt. I am hoping to manage heavier flies into stronger wind and would like a heavier rod to do so. I would prefer not to go up only 1 line size, but I feel like the 10wt could be too much rod. I do not expect to be in a boat so everything is in knee high water. Alternatively I could go with a 2 hand switch rod. Maybe a switch 7 or 8 may buy me line speed and help with heavier flies. Any advise? Thanks!
  9. Thanks for all the replys! I do have a 12 ft big water ugly stick, but I was afraid it was too heavy to feel small bites. Do most other gamefish bite bunker? Also what do you think the issue was with the artificials, just low numbers of fish at the time? I was fishing from about 10-5 except for when the current was too strong to hold the bottom. this is a link to shakesperes website, the rod I have is the bwc1100120
  10. My last 2 posts have been deleted, If your a moderator and your going to delete this post could you message me and tell me why. Thank you- I have been fishing at Emerald Isle near the Fort Macon jetty a few times a year for the past couple of years. I usually use a 7-9 ft rod with a abu garcia 6500 spooled with 30lb mono. The rigs I use tend to be a 2 hook dropper rig with shrimp or cut mullet; or a slip weight rig with a 2 oz sinker and a steel leader with a 4/0 hook. Yesterday I went out and tried some hopkins spoons and had no luck. on cut bait though I caught 1 Flounder in a 5 hour time frame. I feel like Im missing something as all I ever catch are mullet, baby shark, or the occasional flounder. I would like to catch red drum, striper, blues, or any other real game fish. I know peak season is fall, but Ive never caught any of them. Any suggestions? I could try a different beach if anyone knows a good one in the 3 or less hour range from Raleigh NC. Thanks
  11. My last 2 posts have been deleted, If your a moderator and your going to delete this post could you message me and tell me why. Thank you- I have been fishing at Emerald Isle near the Fort Macon jetty a few times a year for the past couple of years. I usually use a 7-9 ft rod with a abu garcia 6500 spooled with 30lb mono. The rigs I use tend to be a 2 hook dropper rig with shrimp or cut mullet; or a slip weight rig with a 2 oz sinker and a steel leader with a 4/0 hook. Yesterday I went out and tried some hopkins spoons and had no luck. on cut bait though I caught 1 Flounder in a 5 hour time frame. I feel like Im missing something as all I ever catch are mullet, baby shark, or the occasional flounder. I would like to catch red drum, striper, blues, or any other real game fish. I know peak season is fall, but Ive never caught any of them. Any suggestions? I could try a different beach if anyone knows a good one in the 3 or less hour range from Raleigh NC. Thanks Benjamin
  12. Hello Guys, I have been going surf fishing a few times a year at emerald isle,(mostly the jetty or bouge inlet pier) and have never caught anything serious aside form the occasional flounder. I have caught some sand sharks and mullet but never any blues, striper, mackerel, drum, etc. My go to set up is a 7' or 9'6" with a abu garcia 6500 series reel 30lb mono and either a 2-3 oz pyramid slip rigged over a steel leader on a 4/0 hook with shrimp or cut mullet. or the traditional 2 hook dropper rig. Yesterday I drove out and fished from 10am-5pm with some hopkins spoons, jigs, and the bait on the slip rig and only caught 1 flounder and nothing else. I know that fall is a better time of the year, but I cant believe that Im not partially to blame for my lack of bites. Any suggestions? Should I try a different area? Im willing to try anywhere within a 3 hour drive of raleigh nc. Im not particular about what fish I catch or what bait or lure I use, I woud just like to go out and hook into something regularly.