Chris Beech

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  • in reply to: Scott Radian 906-4 #89128
    Chris Beech
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    The two versions are built on the same blank!

    I fished this rod for a while and found the SA Mastery Steelhead taper suited it well.

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    Beechy

    in reply to: What do you guys want for Christmas? #89074
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    A new Harfin LR94F reel is on my list 🙂

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Harvesting your own tying materials #89047
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    Zach, try tying a Mrs Simpson using those quail feathers. I used to fish them as small as a #12, worked well on the swing as river wet.

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Eucumbene River May 2015 #88818
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    Here’s a few more pics

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Company offers fly line in any color you want #87997
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    Ha! So, that’s a no then 🙂

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Company offers fly line in any color you want #87993
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    Sooo… Anyone actually try these out?

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Eucumbene River – Australia #87774
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    Public access Stu, that’s why it was crawling with kiwis 😉

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Chest Wader Recommendations? #87742
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    Simms Guides for 10+ years and still going strong…

    Buy Goretex, cry once…

    I had a pair of waders made by another prominent brand in Toray fabric, they lasted 3 months in salt water and then delaminated. I called them weepers, and turned them into rain pants.

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Eucumbene River – Australia #87722
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    It sure does… we booked a week in 2015 already lol

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Fishing Pack/Vests #87721
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    Hey Daryl
    they are on sale at Flyshop1864
    I am going to be in tassie in two weeks and will try one for size.

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Eucumbene River – Australia #87716
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    We were at 1200-1400m depending on where we were fishing, but the lake is 1200m.

    The roo’s are wild man – hundreds of them – but there are also wild horses to contend with, wombats, lyre birds… Plenty of wild life.

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Eucumbene River – Australia #87708
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    Here’s a couple more shots

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    Beechy

    in reply to: PFD's #86507
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    Yes – like I said, you don’t notice then after the first 10 minutes. They’re fairly cool on hot days too (thinking back to your float trip for cod a few year back…).

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    Beechy

    in reply to: The Itinerant Angler Biggest Fish Contest #85929
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    Delete my entry then… I caught those fish last September. Maybe put that in the rules, Zach 😉

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    Beechy

    in reply to: PFD's #85475
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    You can get them from your local boat shop for about the same price here, Dave (assuming you’re talking inflatable PFD). BCF/BLA etc. I have a Hutchwilco myself, but there are lots available. When I bought my boat the dealer had them for $75. I think you’ll find it mandatory to wear a PFD in float tubes, float boats, your commander etc – anything under 4.8m or when you are fishing alone which you tend to do in a float tube 🙂

    be aware that marine safety might check the service dates on your PFD if its an inflatable, so check that it doesn’t have to be ‘returned to the manufacturer’. Most just need to be inspected annually in accordance with a maintenance check list, which you can do yourself. And a new cartridge is around $35.

    After about 10 minutes you don’t notice them.
    http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Marlin-Explorer-PFD-150.aspx?pid=346250&menuFrom=571532#Cross
    http://www.hutchwilco.co.nz/webapps/category/60993/54214/5252

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    Beechy

    in reply to: The Itinerant Angler Biggest Fish Contest #83883
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    You mean Golden Trevally as opposed to Giant Trevally (what we call GT’s)?

    It’s awesome! That fish was about 70cm long and I guess around 4kG? It took a “Julia” fly on 16lb tippet, tailing in some coral flats maybe 2-3′ deep. I used my Scott S4s #9 and that’s a Harfin reel 9/10 prototype reel hanging off it running a Wulff Bermuda Lost Tip I think.

    Goldies are a fantastic target on the flats and in the area I fished often hang around permit. They will take a variety of flies but crabs and shrimp flies are the most popular as well as baitfish flies like Clouser Deep Minnows. At Hinchinbrook we must have had 40 or more shots at permit and could clearly see some goldies mixed in. They take a fly a little easier than permit 🙂 We get them here over a metre in length on the flats and they are just THE BEST fly rod target… If you do everything right they will take a fly well, fight hard and handle well. And they look awesome – here’s a smaller one I got, my first ever, you can see the different colouration.

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    in reply to: The Itinerant Angler Biggest Fish Contest #82835
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    Ahhh… Golden Trevally from Maggie Island flats

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Big Mistake…. #82156
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    Tim, the 908 made a damn fine barra stick too!

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Fly Rod & Reel for North Georgia? #81507
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    Mike, Scientific Anglers is a fantastic brand of fly line. The GPX model is about the best all-round line on the market and its available in a number of colour choices.

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    Beechy

    in reply to: Company offers fly line in any color you want #76406
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    I’m interested to see the taper profile of your lines, Mike. The taper is far more important to most people than colour. As you know, the taper is what makes the line perform on the water and the mass of the line is what carries the fly. I’m also interested in the stiffness of the line. Are they suitable for tropical use in saltwater? Or just for temperate use in freshwater?

    BTW, I’m not being critical, just telling you what makes me make a decision on which line to buy. I’ll bet a bunch of folks here would do the same. Price isn’t a consideration for me.

    Something like this would be handy:

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

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