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Eazy

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  1. Simms seems to get the nod of approval
  2. Reading the reviews on many different brands, it seems really hit or miss regarding quality
  3. Just curious as to what waders fellow anglers are using? Personally I've found that anything under $500 is a waste of money and won't give you a full "dry" year. I'm also assuming that its a regular occurrence to have a wet crotch area due to condensation after a few hours in them?
  4. I have a Cabelas Verano, built by Daiwa I believe. It's a solid reel, no issues and has land many a steelhead
  5. Yes, I've heard it mentioned before that they suffer from a bad rep from years before
  6. Yah, thats definitely an oldie! Funny thing they dropped the tour line in the spinners. Highest they go now is the Smoke S3 and also the Cabo (but thats a saltwater reel) I guess being a smaller independent company they streamline their line according to profitability....🤔
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    Love my Smoke S3. Drag is better than my Stradic but the reel itself is not quite as smooth. I also love how easy the maintenance is on the "reel engine design" as well on the Quantum reels.
  8. Yes there is. Its predominantly Laker territory with Brook trout in the shallower water
  9. Hi there, just curious if any other fellow anglers on OFC use Quantum reels? I know they definitely seem to be the underdogs in the reel industry as far as publicity and popularity goes. I have purchased a Quantum Smoke S3 casting reel and a Smoke S3 Spinning reel as well as a Vapour and Accurist spinning reel. The Smoke casting reel seems to be built like a tank and has awesome castability as well, nice low profile as well as a big spool for increased line capacity. The Smoke spinning reel has endured 2 seasons of Sub-zero steelhead fishing battling several 10lb fish. The drag is flawless, second to none. The Vapour spinning reel has the same drag as the Smoke, but for some reason the retrieve is quite as smooth as the smoke. This is likely to different gearing material, not sure? Anyways, just my two cents, if anyone else can think of anything to comment on...
  10. Hi to all, I have been seriously considering acquiring a baitcaster rod/reel for casting hardware for Salmon or Steelhead. However, since this would be something new to me I was looking for some advice from fellow anglers. I will be casting spoons from 1/2oz to 3/4oz. I would also be looking to not "break the bank" since this would be something of trial and error for me. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi to all, I have been seriously considering acquiring a baitcaster rod/reel for casting hardware for Salmon or Steelhead. However, since this would be something new to me I was looking for some advice from fellow anglers. I will be casting spoons from 1/2oz to 3/4oz. I would also be looking to not "break the bank" since this would be something of trial and error for me. Thanks in advance!
  12. Just looking at the Raven Helix 9'6" Salmon/Steelhead rods, curious if anyone has any input from their experience with these rods. Previously was looking at the St Croix Avid rods, but they would land me close to $400 poorer.....lol. The Ravens are about half that, but wondering if the price difference is closely related to the quality difference???
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    Early freeze up this year shutdown a lot of smaller tribs for me me, but opened up other oppourtunities on larger systems. Here's a few pics of some late fall spoon-fed steelies!
  14. Eazy

    Mepps

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    Mepps spinners have proven themselves to be a top notch spinner in my experience regarding steelhead fishing, but over the past couple years I've been having the hooks break when unhooking fish. This is the only spinner that I've had the hooks break, which is very disappointing especially when they're the hooks with the nice piece of brightly colored tubing on the treble! Do any other fellow anglers have this same problem?
  15. Hi all, I know the most popular way it seems for people to fish for steelhead is to run the float on either a centre-pin or spinning setup, but for me I would much rather swinging a spoon or spinner thru a boulder strewn tail-out and practically getting a rod ripped out of my hands.....something addicting about that! My spoons of choice are the Canadian made Len Thompsons (have not found a color that doesn't work), and as far as spinners go, I'd have to say it's the Bluefox Vibrax #3 or #4 depending on depth. Just curious if there are any fellow anglers who prefer this method of angling for steelhead compared to the traditional float method?
  16. Ok, thanks for the feedback guys! Distance is paramount on the rivers I fish North of Sault Ste Marie, so likely stick with the Daiwa Whisker Tournament SS 1300. Besides, a "good baitcaster" could set me back a good couple hundred dollars!
  17. Hi all, I was just curious if there were any anglers out there that use baitcasters instead of spinning reels to toss hardware for Steelhead or Salmon and obtain equal casting distance with both. Im not talking castingheavier baits, but rather in-line spinners down to 1/4oz (#3) I just figured that a baitcaster would solve the line-twist issues associated with spinning reels.
  18. Okay,thanks guys..yah, it wouldn't be my first choice either, but just figured sometimes something "off the wall" can work wonders!
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