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 Post subject: Me and my 308
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:57 pm • #  
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Was a beautiful fall day in the Oregon cascades yesterday...70 plus degrees at 4000'...it's a late summer this year, so haven't gotten into the big ones yet, though the 14"-15" have been plentiful and are great fighters...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:11 pm • #  
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Hi Sandman, Nice fish , if your trying to make some of the Mates a little envious , it's working. If it was 70 degrees here in
Pa. I'd be running around in my shorts.Sad to say but old man winter is on the way.Regards, John in Pa.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:19 pm • #  
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Sandman,
Beautiful scenery, equally nice bend in the rod. Okay nice fish too! What kind of rod are you using?


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May your lines always be tight, Don


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:49 pm • #  
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Sandman,
All I can say is, Sandman, you are a very lucky man!
That is, truly, a beautiful place to fish, and a beutiful fish!
#seriouslyenvious
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:33 pm • #  
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Thanks guys...I should be able to report on some larger fish as fall moves in...the big rainbows (17" - 20") move toward the surface as the water gets colder...just I hope can get there before the snows get too deep...

The rod with the bend is a backpacking rod I just got. Since this lake is a four mile hike in, I can't carry anything longer than 6' (3' per piece) unless it is a breakdown rod. This is a 1962 Fenwick FF70-4 (4 piece), 5 wt fly rod, so fits well in my pack. Photo below. It's known for full taper flex.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:22 pm • #  
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I always wanted to be able to use a fly rod. Never got it down. I do collect Fenwick rods (spinning). But with u tube may try it again. At 67 i'm trying to do it all.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:29 pm • #  
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Don, you can do it...fly casting is really not as hard as it's reputation...as long as the line matches the rod, anyone can learn to cast decently pretty quickly....the harder part (to catch fish) is stealth and presentation...Often, I'll put a 308 on a UL fly rod...have to file down the foot, so use a beat up reel...try it, you'll like it...

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Sandman,
I just got in to building rod's, I've built two, one is a 6.25' Conolon estimated to be around 1980. I have another 6' Conolon also around 1980 coming tomorrow I'm cutting to a 5 1/2' trout rod. I have heard of the packing rod. But never really seen one. I think i'll give it a try on the next build.
I think the reel seat on your rod is a #16. I put a 16 seat on my first build. Found it fits a 204 but not a 308. I also took some off the foot.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:34 pm • #  
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Hi Sandman,
Beautiful pics and catch. Great fishing spot. Thanks for posting.
Best regards, Dennis2149


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:52 pm • #  
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Put the user 308 to work again this weekend...

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