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Old 04-19-2018, 07:28 PM
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Picked up a TFO Pandion in 6 weight. It rated for a 350 grain-ish head which is the same as my 9 weight single hand. Figure able to share lines back and forth. Bought it for more out front than bays.
Last couple years been using a 9/10 weight Beulah which used a 550 gr line, worked out well but, being a bit older arms, only worked out well for an hour or so. Hoping the lighter 2 hander will like me better.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:39 AM
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I picked up a used Beulah 7wt switch due to my ailing shoulder and arms. Figure it’s a good choice for the Salt and steelhead. Gonna give it a try this year. Casted great in the field when I tried it, but oh that wind! Good luck with it. I like 2 handers in the salt. Have a 9/10 Beulah, but after an hour, I’m beat up.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:25 AM
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I picked up a used Beulah 7wt switch due to my ailing shoulder and arms. Figure it?s a good choice for the Salt and steelhead. Gonna give it a try this year. Casted great in the field when I tried it, but oh that wind! Good luck with it. I like 2 handers in the salt. Have a 9/10 Beulah, but after an hour, I?m beat up.
Same with me on the Beulah 9/10. It was a work out. Like mentioned looking forward to see how the 6 weight 2 hander tossing a 350gr head works out front. I a Fly Fish in no wind kinda person, well maybe a light breeze.
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Same with me on the Beulah 9/10. It was a work out. Like mentioned looking forward to see how the 6 weight 2 hander tossing a 350gr head works out front. I a Fly Fish in no wind kinda person, well maybe a light breeze.
Same here, I bring it along, but probably only break it out 1 out of 10 trips. I seen you posted about poppers. I have a few that I like, maybe when I get home I'll post a few pics. If I was more of a jetty jumper, I'm sure I would use the fly rod more often. Might head down to IBSP Sunday and check things out. Probably take the 7 wt switch as well.
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Ill do a trip down in May before the "summer fisherman " hit the beach
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Im interested in a 2 hander and this sounds like the way for me to start without having to get yet another line, i have enough 9wt's to try.
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TFO Pandion 6 weight rated for 350 gr and that where all my 9 weight single handers fall in. My head weights for my 9 weight fall inbetween 310 and 350. 1 reel, 2 rods
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ok Joe, give it up... where did you purchase the Pandion?
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ok Joe, give it up... where did you purchase the Pandion?
Bear's Den Fly Fishing out toward where my son lives, Boston south shore. (Taunton) My wife wonders why on a Sat. I don't complain about making a day trip out to the son's house. Always able to sneak out for a bit and hit the FF'ers toy store.
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Ill do a trip down in May before the "summer fisherman " hit the beach
Yep, maybe we can fish some. Looking at the week of May 14th
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The only fly gear locally is now at bass pro, and limited at that....understandably located in Atlantic City

I may come up to see your two handed in action when you come down, Joe
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The only fly gear locally is now at bass pro, and limited at that....understandably located in Atlantic City

I may come up to see your two handed in action when you come down, Joe
Keep you all posted. Not super sure on what weekend yet.
Rob, you guys have a couple good FF stores in Northern NJ
Tight Lines Northern NJ, shopped there before, great shop
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Keep you all posted. Not super sure on what weekend yet.
Rob, you guys have a couple good FF stores in Northern NJ
Tight Lines Northern NJ, shopped there before, great shop
Joe,

I dont have my visa stamped for a trip up there, bad enough going through immigration in order to visit my daughter out here on Lawn Guyland
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I dont have my visa stamped for a trip up there, bad enough going through immigration in order to visit my daughter out here on Lawn Guyland
Tackle Direct?? They carry FF equipment.
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That is true, but not as good as a real fly shop. Haven’t checked in a while but TD tends to carry more online than in the store, though if I found something they carry, I could pretty much just walk in and ask for it rather than use mail. The other problem is it’s hit and miss whether a knowledgeable person is around to ask questions( true for both stores)... with regard to fly fishing gear.
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