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Poppy Cummins

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Danimal, It's damned nice to see you on here!
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Thanks POPPY!! Check in every wk. I dont have much to say that hasnt already been said about the sport.

Why I only fished a 2hander 3 times this yr so far, to much going on.  Not many chromers in these parts compared to even 5 yrs ago, collapsing food chain DNR has told me.

Hope to hit the water hard this fall[biggrin]

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Danimal, It's damned nice to see you on here!
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Thanks POPPY!! Check in every wk. I dont have much to say that 9hasnt already been said about the sport.

Why I only fished a 2hander 3 times this yr so far, to much going on.  Not many chromers in7k8 these parts compared to even 5 yrs ago, collapsing food chain D7NR has told me.

Hope to hit the water hard this fall[biggrin]
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I have bought and sold a few 8150's along the way. I do think that rod is one of the few that belongs in the Best and Favorite [wink]
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Firstly, the whole way we older UK people fish is far removed from modern West Coast US style.   But many, especially the younger set, are catching up.   We oldies use single and double spey as and when necessary.   30 years ago, which was half way through my fishing life, you seldom saw a spey cast outside of the North East rivers of Scotland.   In Ireland where I lived at that time we 'roll-cast' ... with a change of direction given by turning our feet at the right moment.   I was then told in Scotland that this was in fact a Spey cast!!!   But for the most part we used the overhead cast unless the conditions demanded a 'spey'.

IF I had to go back to my OH casting days then my all time favourite rod was a very nice late Jim Payne 12' double built bamboo.   It would also spey cast, but I did not as the potential for damage was too great on any ferruled rod.   So the general work--horse rods were Sharpes splice joint...12' for light line summer fishing, 13' as general 'go-to' rod, 14'& 15' only for full sink lines and big flies.   The 15' was a penance to use, but at the time there was nothing else that would roll 70' of DT11 to the surface with a heavy 3" brass tube fly at the business end.   Those days have now gone due to old age, damaged shoulders and elbows from fishing and horses.   After Carbon rods first came on the market I stuck to the bamboos for quite a number of years.

After wasting a lot of money I eventually bought a couple of used Burkies and feel in love with them.  I also obtained some Meisers and a couple of CNDs....I got a 16'2" Solstice from our host here before he started this site.  I was broken hearted when I hooked a submerged log and broke the third section.   But Snake River replaced the rod with a newer version.   Now that rod really rocks - a fabulous rod.   But if I used it for more than half an hour I risked a few days of intense pain, so I sold it a few months ago.

At present I reach for a 14'2" or a 14'5" Burkie.   They are both wonderful rods which seem to merge into being part of one's self.   They do everything I could want.  I tend to use a Meiser 14' 'EVE' for heavy tips and an old 15' 8.9.10 Highlander for very long head (85') traditional spey fishing.   Those 4 rods do everything.  As our spring & Autumn water is now a few degrees warmer than it once was and with the development of decent sinking systems the brute force rods are no longer necessary, but I have a 15' Norwich EV4 for an 11 line which is a very OK rod indeed for heavy work.

But - forced to name my favourite - that Payne has to be it!

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