went out yesterday bought myself a new fly reel.i have a few anyways but thought I would treat myself for when the sea trout season starts.
seems well balanced.i acquired a very old green heart rod which was my dads when he passed away and ive never had the heart to use it aswell as a few other items of tackle.ive come round to thinking that they are better used than not.
tried it on the rod and it wnt suit it so on the market now for a lighter more modern rod,although I do have reels that make the heart well balanced so it will be getting used once or twice.
not really up on the modern trout fishing rods/reels but the greys was recommended to me by a trusty fly angler and for the price seems a fair bitt of kit.didnt want to overspend cos ile only be fishing a month or two throughout the season.
has anyone used the greys gx700,if so what rod do you use with it.some nice greys blanks out there.anything 5-7 weight. its only a small river(esk) so a short rod no longer than 9ft is what im after.
ive always stuck with greys rods an reels my rods are quite old but as good as new built to last 7weight only done stillwaters
use the grx or grxi reels 7 to 8 weights never had problem with them
last time i ordered a reel ( quiet a few years ago )ordered another grx £50 at the time they sent me the grxi £110 reel which had just been released that week by mistake
happy days interchangeable spools , first time using it made rookie mistake water had gone quiet left fags in my bag about 10 yards away put rod down went for fags rolled one
just as i was lighting it yep you guessed it rod slid down the bank into the water and away too make matters worse id been given a fly to try i never checked it for barbs which were banned the trout had washed up ashore a few days later dead, leader and fly still attached no sign of rod an reel anyway i got barred shame was a lovely water and my own stupid fault .
thats on my to do list mark never fished fly on river waiting to build funds up again and get some lighter gear hopefully next year , have read a few bits about the danby club on whitby anglers site ( dont worry not as good as this one mick ) some beautiful looking waters in fantastic scenery
the matches I won along there were worm only matches.generally the head pool below castleton bridge and the double s around 1000yds down.they were always won with a rouge sea trout during the day,very rare to see one during daylight hours.it came to life around 6 on the evening when the water would come alive with rolling fish.
it isn't as prolific for the migratory runs as it once was but still has its fair share of fish.the count last yr,well reported count was almost 500 sea trout.still not bad considering the low levels.catch it right and you can have a gd evening out.the free pool at lealohm is always worth a throw with water.its a known holding pool before they run.limber hill and a small stretch at glaisdale can show some gd runs on a little devon minnow,the old faithfull and still takes grt catches of both sea and browns.