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Jonathan



Joined: 30 May 2007
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Location: Oslo, Norway

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:45 am    Post subject: Double handed fly rod for salmon Reply with quote
Hi,

I'm an Englishman living in Olso, Norway and I'm interested in starting to fly fish for salmon. Very Happy

Does anybody have any advice/words of wisdom on rod length, weight and any suggestion of models I should consider?

I was thinking of purchasing a 15ft, #10/11 - is this a suitable option for a river such as the Drammen?

Also... if anyone has any advice on flies, lures or good places to fish please get in touch.

Cheers

Jonathan

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: 14' #8-10 Reply with quote
Jonathan,

A 15' 10-11 weight rod is somewhat a telephone pole in my eyes. I don't know Drammenselven at all and don't know what your are facing with regards to waterflows, depths, clarity and fly sizes, but a large rod like you mention would usually be suitable for large and heavy flies in large and rough waters.

Personally I would go lighter for my first two handed rod. My preferred twohander is a 14' 9-10 weight and a 12½' for an 8-9 weight but I know people who use even lighter.

A medium light 14' rod will cover a lot of water and carry even larger flies (apart from the really heavy brass tubes on sinking lines), and still be delicate enough to present a fly without spooking a whole pool.

Not that my experience with salmon fly fishing is vast, but still...

Martin

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Roolis



Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Klaipeda, Lithuania

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi, Jonathan,

my personal opinion-

If you are beginer then 15 foot 10 weight will best if you planing to fish ina rivers with width of 50-100 m.

again my personal opinion - be carefull with spey lines which will be offered to you by salesmen. I would chosse shooting head system. Why- easy undercast and overhead cast+you can play with a depth by choosing different sinking rate of you head.

as i said this is my personal opinion after 14 years of salmon fishing

roolis
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Jonathan



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Location: Oslo, Norway

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to thank you all for your advice.

I eventually ended up purchasing a 14ft #9/10 Very Happy

I just have to learn how to cast with it now ! Wink

Thanks again

Jonathan

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