C. Regalis

Spey / Two Hand Lines

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Question - I think  there was a fellow - West Coaster, I believe, who was known for devising and making up custom lines by cutting and joining heads and tips from existing / available lines.

 

Does anyone remember his name? (Unless I'm " mis-remembering" - or just flat out making it up....)

 

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Thanks Mikey! I thought that might be it. When I called  Beulah with a line issue I had they hooked me up with him. The name "Steve Godshall" rang a bell with me.

 

I sent him a line that he welded a new loop on for me.  Unbelievably nice guy who really did right by me! (And so fast a turnaround, my head is spinning).

 

I love what he did on the line - couldn't be happier and can't say enough nice things about him!

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While we're on the subject, my Out Front 12' 9" is marked 550 grains ( The guy that built it was pretty smart...)

 

Is that a "sweet spot" - is there a grain "window'?

 

Glad you had a good trip. Safe travels home.

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3 hours ago, C. Regalis said:

Thanks Mikey! I thought that might be it. When I called  Beulah with a line issue I had they hooked me up with him. The name "Steve Godshall" rang a bell with me.

 

I sent him a line that he welded a new loop on for me.  Unbelievably nice guy who really did right by me! (And so fast a turnaround, my head is spinning).

 

I love what he did on the line - couldn't be happier and can't say enough nice things about him!


He certainly is a super nice guy. Very knowledgeable, easy to work with and great service.

SF

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4 hours ago, C. Regalis said:

While we're on the subject, my Out Front 12' 9" is marked 550 grains ( The guy that built it was pretty smart...)

 

Is that a "sweet spot" - is there a grain "window'?

 

Glad you had a good trip. Safe travels home.

There is, but it is going to vary based on fly, leader and the tip. 

 

Part of the "fun" is getting it dialed just right- the difference is pretty dramatic, all of a sudden you think you've won the lottery!    

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7 hours ago, C. Regalis said:

While we're on the subject, my Out Front 12' 9" is marked 550 grains ( The guy that built it was pretty smart...)

 

Is that a "sweet spot" - is there a grain "window'?

 

Glad you had a good trip. Safe travels home.

Hi CR

 

I fish 550 grains on the Mark I. I guess it is the sweet spot. I would not go below 500 unless the conditions were very nice. Upper limit I would suggest a total of 600 grains. Remember a 10 wt single hander  is 280. So 600 is a big pay load.

For the past nigh on three weeks I have been bashing the hell out of the Mark II.

This rod really needs 600 grains to 650 to make it sing. As I do not have such a line it was 550 grains. Get the casting arc right and a straight line rod path With the light line and it flies but it is not easy. The Mark I is such a sweet rod for most situations. The II needs more skill and lots of usage to maintain form especially under lined.

Mike

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