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#11811021 - 09/03/16 04:05 PM Finally got out with the new rod
Brendan H Offline
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Registered: 10/30/13
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Loc: Allen, TX
I've been tying a lot lately but I haven't really had the chance to go out and fish. I recently got a new 8wt and today I picked up a Hydros SL reel for it. After lunch I went over to some ponds to try the rod out, and boy is it a cannon!




Both fish were actually pretty chunky and they fought pretty hard. Caught 'em on those whiteout clousers I tied the other day.

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#11812032 - 09/04/16 02:24 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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#11812212 - 09/04/16 05:56 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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Congratulations on the new reel . Is the rod Orvis also ?
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#11812235 - 09/04/16 06:22 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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You have the right fly on!
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#11812252 - 09/04/16 06:39 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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I got a new 5 wt. Recon with a new Hydros SL several months ago. My one trip since to Rockport was accompanied by crazy winds. The 8 wt. was the lightest rod I got to use. Hopefully the Recon/Hydros rig will defeat a few reds at Matagorda next month. So far I am impressed with the SL, although I haven't gotten to fish with it yet.

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#11812301 - 09/04/16 07:14 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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RonL,
The rod is actually a Beulah Bluewater that I bought from BoPro on here!

Jim,
I put the Hydros SL on some buffalo today and I have nothing but good things to say about it. It handled some pretty decent fish that jumped into the current with no problems. I hope you like yours!
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#11812307 - 09/04/16 07:21 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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My dad and I went out to LLELA at Lake Lewisville today and absolutely slayed some buffalo!





The Beulah rod is phenomenal and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Same thing with the Orvis Hydros SL, the drag is silky smooth and has almost no start-up inertia!


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#11812897 - 09/05/16 07:24 AM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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I put a Orvis Hydros Sl on both my Orvis Helios 2 rods, 6 wt and 8 wt. I recently made a trip to Corpus Christi and fished with a friend. The Helios 2, Hydros Sl set up was great. I caught several nice black drum in the 20-24 inch range and a nice 21 inch redfish. The rods did great casting into the wind and the reels handled the fish with ease!!

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#11813185 - 09/05/16 11:31 AM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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That is a slick looking reel a good drag is critical. especially when fishing lighter lines
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#11813488 - 09/05/16 03:56 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
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Great way to break in a new rod! Nice fish. Bet the Carp fight was awesome! boxing
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#11816412 - 09/07/16 12:32 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
BoPro Offline
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I'm glad you're enjoying the rod Brendan! Looks much better being used than sitting in the closet. Looks like the Wulff Bermuda line is serving you well too.
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#11816446 - 09/07/16 12:50 PM Re: Finally got out with the new rod [Re: Brendan H]
Brendan H Offline
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Both are working great for me BoPro! Thanks again!
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