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  1. From the looks of your sig, you already have a reel so why not just use that on the telescopic rod? You then have about $50 to spend on lures/plastics etc. which will probably make more difference to your catch rates. If you really want a combo Canadian Tire have a few around the $30 mark but you'll probably want to budget to change out the line as it'll probably be cheap stuff that has lots of memory and tangles easily, something like a spool of Trilene XL would be fine. Telescopic rods are all pretty much the same performance wise unless you're into the $100+ ones but they're great to keep in your backpack/car/desk/locker to be handy. I've had a few over the years and they all worked just fine for anything from trout to sea fishing.
  2. Dan, Congrats on the trip, you're going to have an awesome time! I went to Alaska a couple of years ago (which was awesome!) and thought about kitting myself out with a GoPro to capture it. I ended up deciding against it and bought a point and shoot camera with a good zoom on it and I'm glad I did. The waterproof cameras are great but the pictures they take aren't as good - the guides at the lodge used waterproof ones and were taking pics of fish with their cameras and mine, at the end of the week we all turned in our memory cards to pool the photos and the one from mine were way better in both clarity and colour. The camera also shoots video but I hardly used it. While it wasn't waterproof, I bough a decent case for it to keep splash and rain off it and at only $200 or so, it was risk I was prepared to take, we took loads of photos in the rain and it didn't miss a beat. It seems you've ordered something so this post is redundant but the camera I have is a Sony DSC-WX350. The lodge owner was so impressed with it , he ordered a couple for the guides to test. Edit>> It appears it's now $300 or so - I think I got mine on sale from Henrys and it was a couple of years ago Enjoy the trip!
  3. Search called off for now - thanks to all for the offers and advice Richard
  4. Gents, Thanks for the responses. Snidley, the Calcutta is a nice piece of kit but I was hoping for one of the low profile reels such as a Curado/Citica type design. msp - I have a Clarus spinning rod I like but not keen on the idea of telescopic I appreciate you both taking the time to respond though Richard
  5. View Advert Baitcaster rod/reel or combo No longer looking Advertiser cuzza Date 02/06/2019 Price Category Fishing Classifieds
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    Hi all, Looking to give a baitcasting setup a go mainly for bass and pike. Pretty much have my mind set on a Shimano reel as I've never had a problem with any of their products in the past and it looking for left hand wind, less fussy on a rod but preferably a two piece. Don't mind if it a rod and reel separate or a combo - let me know if you have anything Cheers Richard

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  7. I have the 13' float rod and really like it, picked it up from Sail a couple of years ago
  8. I have a pair of Simms Skeena neoprene gloves which would keep your hands dry, looks like they've replaced them with the Kispiox. I can fly fish with them and even tie knots, I just waste more tippet as it's like tying them with super-fat fingers! The only thing that doesn't work is palming a reel as they're too "grippy"
  9. Thanks Chris - can confirm the walleye as we got into a few along with plenty of smallies. A good time was had by all - thanks again for the tips guys
  10. Thanks a lot for the info guys, bass and perch sounds perfect for the kids, heading tomorrow - looking forward to it!
  11. Hi folks, Have family over from the UK and we've booked a cottage on South Lake, just outside Minden and my niece and nephew want to do some fishing and of course I'm happy to oblige I don't do much lake fishing (I spend most of my time on the rivers), but from what i can find, it's bass and panfish, which I think I can cover with spinning rods and some plastics or a fly rod and a popper but I was wondering if anyone has any local knowledge they can share? We won't have a boat, just canoes. Thanks! Richard
  12. I'm a member of the Hamilton Fly Fishing Club - we have a bass trip on the 29th if you're interested, plenty of good fly fisherman to help get you started The link in my sig should get you to the website, PM me if you want more info Cheers, Richard
  13. I'm sure you'll be OK especially early morning but worth keeping an eye on especially if you fish lower down the stretch later in the day.
  14. Brian, the access points are here https://www.friendsofthegrandriver.com/maps/ If you don't have a stream thermometer, pick one up from Grand River Outfitting (Troutfitters used to own a store but is now just guiding), I stop fishing if the water gets over 68F/20C as trout don't recover well above that. Fly-wise, I've done well in summer on scuds (16-18) or midge larvae patterns (18-20), soft hackles will work too. Have fun!
  15. Only difference in castability is that rabbit holds water much more than deer hair so the flies get heavier but it looks great in the water, deer hair builds a profile well so flies aren't very aerodynamic. As others have said, different material for a different purpose really - my favourite streamer pattern, the zuddler uses both....
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