Hi all just bought a 10ft bob church powerweave and got a real Snowbee prestige La #790 how do I set up the real thanks
I take it this rod is for trout and line weight suited is in the range of #6-7. This rod will be a good stoat rod, heavy compared to more modern rods, but will do you for the foreseeable future. The reel I believe is a carbon cast reel and while strong will be light, thus making the rod possible feel heavy in the hand.
Not to worry, now assuming the above line weight is correct you need to get a line of the weight indicated on the rod, and some backing. Load just enough backing to allow you to load the line fully onto the reel as well.
Try the coiled fly line against the backing on the reel, to give an approximation of how much backing you will need to load. You may have to remove some backing if there is too much loaded. Better to have as much as possible to save the fly line fron being loaded too small a loop and having memory coil when trying to cast it out.
Stick some leader nylon on the fly line and tie a small pc of wool onto teh end and practice, practice, practice till you can cast a line out smoothly onto the water or lawn if big enough. Here is a few videos to help you
I can send you some flies if you tell me whether you wish to concentrate on rivers or Lochs/still waters. Good luck and let us know how you got on.
Hi thanks great advice Yes the line is 7 and for trout It's a graphite 1 don't know if that makes a difference? Been watching the videos which are very good I shall practise the rest of the week to get my cast nice and more nextweek I will be doing river fishing see if I can catch some trout And it would be much appreciated if you could send some flies thanks!!
tweedcast: Price of 1 1/2 inch black and yellow tosh aluminum tubes just went up Graham.
Feb 3, 2015 18:39:15 GMT
tweedcast: Price of Black and Yellow plain Tosh 1 1/2 inch aluminum tubes with 3 inch wings just went up Graham. Malcolm
Feb 3, 2015 18:41:27 GMT
tweed ghillie: can anyone clarify the new law about returning salmon dead or alive,,,does it include the killing of sea trout someone point me in the right direction
Feb 14, 2015 12:05:56 GMT
159may: Do you still have the hrady swift reel and what is the line capacity
May 26, 2015 21:30:14 GMT
howardtf: Hi, only just joined the forum and I am looking for a used AirFlow airlite 13ft salmon rods ta reasonable price. I only use a 13ft occasionally and I have been reading the reports and the older version of the Airflow airlite seems to meet my needs/budget
Jul 16, 2015 18:05:13 GMT
loggerdog: Hello Sinktip. I used to fish Cortachy Castle/Downie Park many Moons ago. Live in Canada now. I talk regularly with StincharLad and he suggested that I make contact with you. e-mail is email@example.com. Look forward to a "Blether"!
Feb 17, 2016 19:54:27 GMT
tweedcast: Hi, I have not been on the forum for a long time, will be more active this year. Friend is searching for a beat map of Balmakewan on North Esk. An assistance greatly appreciated. Malcolm
May 9, 2016 18:57:03 GMT
uist: Hi everyone, new boy here. I have been looking at fluorocarbon vs other leaders. However a guide in Tampa for tarpon he swears by Fluro and the San Diego Jam a knot.
Nov 17, 2017 16:29:16 GMT