Hey Guys, just wanted to take a minute to thank you for making such a great and affordable rod. Took it on my vacation this year, float down Snake river in Wyoming, fishing on Warm River in Idaho, fishing on a stream in Utah (told fly shop owners I wouldn't tell anyone where it was) (outside of Vernal, Utah) and on a tributary of the Dolores River in Colorado. I'm not a great fly fisherman, but had great equipment and was able to land fish in all four states! Thanks again! (Best fishing was in Utah, IMO)
Nathaniel Mitchell Ziegler
Fishing the EXT 9wt and 10wt with David Blinken in Montauk.
False Albacore and Stripers on the fly, what a blast!
Just a quick note to thank you again for your support of the North/Central NJ Casting For Recovery retreat.
We waited until graduation and surprised the participants with the gift of your rods. Surprised they were and very appreciative. As you can tell from the big smiles on the enclosed picture, they LOVED their new rods.
Thank you again Michael for helping CFR make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors. We appreciate all you do!
CFR Fly Fishing Instructor
A picture of the Albright EXS doing its job. Bull trout at the Wigwam in BC caught by Donald Bedell age 15 from Fairhaven, NJ
Dave and Sue
Thanks. Note that I am talking about the links at the bottom half of your home page, not the ones along the top bar.
By the way, I used the GPX 7/8 in catching this 7+ lb largemouth bass at Diamond Valley Lake in SoCal last Sunday morning. She didn't get me on the reel however... Steve
I just got back from a great week in the Idaho high country with my Albrights, Kayak, Land Rover and grand kids.
The best fishing day was on the South Fork of the Salmon River. This is a catch and release only stretch of water with hard fighting wild cutthroat trout and Salmon and Steel Head in season.
I finally stumbled on a way to get my A-5 in the photo with the fish without harming the fish, a tough job when you are fishing alone.
I started the day with a hopper, probably to early, and no takers. Then I switched to a black ant and caught a couple of smaller fish. Then went with a Blue Dun and caught a few 12 to 15 inchers. Then I switched to a #14 Adams Stimulator and wow !!!
The first fish was a submarine that planed up off the bottom and took the Adams in front of my nose. This big gal/guy came loose during a spirited fight that got my heart rate up :-} After that I caught about 30 more wild cutthroats on the same fly and had several others that took the fly but I did not land them.
My Albright A5 was a joy to use! I really like my Albright A-5 much more than the Albright 2 piece I got for free when I bought my 9 weight. I carry a topwater and wet fly set up, using the free two piece I got, with me on the kayak and switch as the situation dictates. Yesterday on Brundage Reservoir I caught a lot of great cuts but had to go almost exclusively with the full sink line and a stayner duck tail because the wind was strong and the water white capped.
I should probably get a 4 or 3 weight for my dry fly action and use the A-5 5 weight for the wet fly rod. I will add that to my wish list and save up my shekels :-}
Watch this trailer !!! and let me what do you think... this 43 min video will be to sale soon !!
Trophy Rainbow Fishing Camp
Here is another "folder" Boise River Rainbow caught less than 100 yards from my front door. My net has a 17" opening and I call them folders when they have to fold to fit in :-} The river is running fast, deep and cold for this time of year but my Albright five weight rod and reel handled his screaming run into my backing with aplomb. I have an two Albright five weights and a nine weight, as soon as I can afford it I want to get a 3 weight and 7 weight.
Hiking your float tube into a 7000 feet alpine lake in Idaho, catching some scrappy 16" cutthroat using your Albright A-5, 3 weight without seeing another person all day......priceless!!
The biggest small mouth of the day. I had trouble getting him far enough away to take his picture. You can see one of the rocky shorelines I fished in the background.
Tried to get a jump but the shot caught him just after he landed.
Most of the fish were more in this range, except for a couple that I hardly new I had on they were so small :-} The hots springs landing launch site is in the back ground.
For all you fishermen,
I stopped at Magic Reservoir on the way home from the long three day weekend in Hailey. Magic is located at the south end of the wood river valley and my grandparents used to have a trailer located on the lake and I spent many hours fishing it when I was young. I had not fished there in about 30 years.
I launched my kayak and the wind was howling and the trout were not biting. I had heard that there were now small mouth bass in Magic so I peddled my kayak close to rocky cliffs and points and fished a black maribou leach/streamer close to the rocks. This also helped me get out of the worst of the wind except when transiting between bass areas.
I caught numerous small mouths one very respectable one. The small mouths were great fun to catch on my 5 weight Albright fly rod and reel.
Good fishing to all. Ken
thanks again for great day on the flats. My tailing loop has been tamed! I am looking forward to EXT rod on the market soon (wot a rocket!). Bluefish dinner was a success -- very tasty!!!
a pleasure to fish with you gentlemen, not a word about how pretty it was out there! :-)
cheers, Terry Brykczynski
Hard to focus with one hand, especially when I have to have the camera so close to my old eyes.
Cove Arm Lake, near Bruneau Idaho and CJ Strike Reservoir on the Snake River
The bluff on the other side of the lake.
The biggest fish of the day.
Just before boarding the Hobie installing the pedal drive and putting my two Albright fly outfits in their holders.
I took my Hobie to Cove Arm Lake a clear spring fed lake that connects with CJ Strike through a narrow channel. I had never been to this lake and it was quite nice. I was fly fishing for Bass. I tried top water but caught all of my fish on a sinking tip with a Clouser Minnow. I caught large mouth, small mouth and crappie. I took a photo of the largest bass that you will see below. The crappie were very large but not having any type of container or stringer to keep them in I released them all. My next project is to identify a way to carry crappie in the Hobie since I do like to eat them. There would be plenty of room in the cargo area behind the seat for a small cooler.
I also saw a lot of larger Bass in deep water but could not entice them to hit. I also saw a lot of large carp but they were also not interested in my presentations. I also saw a couple of very large 15 lb size channel catfish swim by. The largest bass I saw suddenly showed up and swam along beside the kayak for about 50 yards, must have thought Ithe Hobie was a potential mate :-}
I did take a cruise out into the main reservoir which was very discolored. The only fisherman I saw catching anything were boats anchored right on the other side of the low embankment between Cove Arm Lake and the main reservoir. All in all a lot of exercise and good practice using my new pedal driven boat to position it in the wind to cast to the fish. 90 % of the time the pedal drive made it much easier than paddling while fishing. Very unique to have both hands free to fly fish while propelling the boat.
Attached area couple of the photos Taken down on Cape Cod. A lot of Albright gear....Three guys 55 fish! Also had a magical morning on the Saco river this a.m. What a great time of year! All the best -
My rod came in the mail today and after a little target practice in the backyard I was very impressed. Yall have got another loyal customer and I'll sing yall's praises to my angling buds. Thank you much for your help.
It's trout season in Pennsylvania! On April 20th I took my GP 864/5-4 fly rod to Neshannock Creek for a few hours where I tangled with about a dozen browns and rainbows in the 10"-14" range. The rod was matched with a 4 wgt., WF Rio Grand floating line spooled on a 5/6 TW reel. That combination handled two fly indicator rigs and Wooly Buggers beautifully. This is possibly the best all around trout rod that I've ever used blending power and presentation. I can't wait for the lower river to warm so I can try my GP 906/7-4 on some feisty smallies. I have more expensive rods, but none that I enjoy using more. I know that you are readying a "new and improved" GP line-up. I hope you don't tinker with the action too much because, if something happened to either of GPs, I would buy another one in a minute. Keep the values coming.
Andre D. from western PA
Some quick photograph from a spontaneous fishing trip.
My brother-in-law Pete decided last Saturday afternoon to go steel head fishing on Monday. I drove up and met him at his Hailey home on Sunday night and we fly fished for steel head on Monday and Tuesday. We did not have cameras on the river so no fish photo's.
We fished about an hour on Monday but mostly toured and viewed the Stanley Basin and the Salmon River. We fished a couple of hours on Tuesday in the two spots we had pinpointed on Monday.
On tuesday we both caught and released a beautiful wild steelhead on flies with the majestic Sawtooth Mountains in the background. This was my first steelhead. The fight was not overly spectacular, only one jump, but I was using a 9 weight rod to try and get the fish in and released with as little stress on the fish as possible.
These amazing fish journeyed almost 1,000 miles up the Columbia and Snake all the way accross Idaho to Salmon and then back again to Stanley, what a feat.
Then the clouds started rolling in and the wind started howling and we called it a day.
On Monday, even though we had both seen this view many times in our lives, we still had to interrupt our fish scouting and stop the vehicle to take some quick photo's of one of my favorite places.
Here in the Potomac River ( Washington D.C ) every spring we have a shad run. I went out with your GPX reel and GP 14' spey set up and went after a Hickory Shad The reel and rod worked flalessly and had a ball catching these shad. At the end I had a bonus hooking a Northern Snakehead on the spey..... Here are some photos.
Your 10' - 4 piece Surf casting rod has stood up to the ultimate fighting fish pound for pound - the GT. This shore caught 30 pound GT took 40 minutes to land with light tackle and your rod performed brilliantly with its ideal flex and backbone to cast lures far and also fight tough fish. Great product.
I was able to get away from work for a few days over Easter and try out my new rig.
I just wanted to let you know that my friends and I are very pleased with the rods and reels we bought from you!
Here are a couple pics I thought you might enjoy.
Thanks again! Kim Karklin
What new rods/reels are you going to put out this year? I bought a GP 6/7 from you last year and a GP reel and liked it so much, I bought this one for my fishing buddy's birthday. I'm trying to get him to put down the spinning rod.
I put my GP to work yesterday on some TN river white bass and had a ball. The wind started blowing hard but it handled my 7wt sink tip, level III, line like a champ. Love your products and look forward to picking up more equipment from you soon.
Here's a picture of me with the 31"+ fish and an upstream view of my brother fighting a fish in the pool where I hooked the truly large fish, and a downstream view of the same pool. I hooked it somewhat above where I was standing to take the downstream view and it took me just about to the root wad on the right at the tail of the pool. The other picture is of a relatively small (22") fish with the reel also pictured. Next time I'll try to remember to have the trademark in the picture. By the way, in May we get smallmouths which average maybe 18" and getting up to 25 or 26" (my biggest is 22 1/4) coming up the same creeks. I'll try to get some pix of those also.
Chuck GodfreyHere's a picture of me with the 31"+ fish and an upstream view of my brother fighting a fish in the pool where I hooked the truly large fish, and a downstream view of the same pool. I hooked it somewhat above where I was standing to take the downstream view and it took me just about to the root wad on the right at the tail of the pool. The other picture is of a relatively small (22") fish with the reel also pictured. Next time I'll try to remember to have the trademark in the picture. By the way, in May we get smallmouths which average maybe 18" and getting up to 25 or 26" (my biggest is 22 1/4) coming up the same creeks. I'll try to get some pix of those also.
I purchased a Bugati large arbor 7/8 reel last fall and just this week was able to use it for the first time. Caught 39 steelhead (and lost maybe 10 more) in two Lake Erie tributaries. The reel performed flawlessly, ultra smooth drag with no hesitations at all on fish that averaged about 26" and included one just over 30" and another over 31". I even had a monster on that probably went nearly 40" and 20 pounds (and yes I know they're not supposed to grow that big in Lake Erie, but it was every bit of that big - it was a good 1 1/2 times as long as the 26" fish I had just caught and released that it was next to). I didn't land that fish because the hook pulled out at the end of the second run that took me down into the backing, but the reel worked great. I couldn't be happier with your product and would be willling to tell anyone that. By the way, I would also attest to your service, as I was the idiot who was changing the reel to left hand drive who had to send it in because he didn't remember that the screw I had loosened was a reversed thread and couldn't get it to screw back in. I was happy with your service then, fixing it, and sending it back to me at no charge. I'm even happier now. Can't wait to try it on the 20"+ smallmouths we get in those same tribs in May and early June.
Just wanted to share one of the several fish I got this past weekend on my A-5 3wt. Still one of my favorite rods out there...
Nice talking with you. Thanks for looking for that extra 3 piece exs tube.
I love all of my Albright rods and reels. Looking forward to casting the new rods later in the year.
I meant to send you this picture back in November when the photo was taken. Thanks for making great gear at great prices!
Photo taken @ South Mountain State Park, North Carolina.
Thank you for donating the waders to the Flygirls of Michigan Club. I was the lucky winner and I am looking forward to trying them out when the weather starts to warm up a hair. It is so nice to be able to see up close different types of gear and it is even better when you win something :) The donations to the club are raffled off and the money raised goes to support our mission of teaching and encouraging women in fly fishing. I can't wait to get out in the water with the new waders. Thanks so much!
Flygirls of Michigan
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how pleased I am with my Albright fly rod and reels. I was amazed with the quality with my first rod that I purchased, I now have several rods and reels. The quality stands up to and surpasses all those top selling makers. Any time I am on the water or in one of the local fly shops I make sure I tell everyone about your products. When I am on the water I even let them try mine out so they can feel for themselves, I'm starting to feel like your Arizona salesman.Any way I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my rod and reel. Also was wondering if you had any hats made up yet. I see you are now selling fly's, we need hats now, this way I can advertise more for you. I attached a couple pictures for you, we have had to do mostly urban fishing lately while we are waiting for the snow to melt up north so we can get to the streams and lakes.
Thanks again, Tom Hodge
Dear Michael Kahn
I once again wish to thank you for your help in making our annual fund raising and banquet a success. With the money raised it allowed us to increase our financial support to Trout Unlimited, Federation of Fly Fishers, Cal Trout, The Nature Conservancy and several other organizations.
We are also able to support on a local level The Alameda Creek Alliance, Trout in The Classroom, free fly tying and casting lessons for the public, and helping Boy Scouts earn their fishing merit badge. This year we added a second VA hospital to our Healing Waters community efforts. As always, I wish to thank all of you for your help so we may help others.
Thanks so much, Michael. That is excellent news, and I'll be all over that.
Here is the fish porn I spoke of. A laguna brown, caught on a black, articulated leach on the EXS-907-4, and as a point of reference, Mike is a big guy - 6'2".
Again, many thanks, Ken
Hey Michael, caught this 10+wild steel,out of all the ones I've landed,this one fought for 40 min.useing 2x leader with 4x tippet.another great day!!!
Hi michael, Damien here again.I caught this 5 pound steelhead drifting on the trinity river last saturday,we're going back after this next storm.
All right here are some of the pictures. theres an A run on the 6wt. a B run caught plugging on the clearwater and fishing the Owyhee in the winter. when ya going to join me?
Figured i would send some pics of the guy who i owe it all too. He taught me how to flyfish, took me to all the great spots in Idaho which led me to you and your products.
If you post these name is Cody Estell, he guides in the winter for Clear Water River Company in Orofino Idaho. 208 921 6019.
You might want to fly out here next SH season and go after some of these big bruisers.
Heres some of the Owyhee browns and yes these are all diferent fish, he was just on em where they had stacked up.
And heres a 34" 14lbs. male he got me into the first time Ihad gone.
Just wanted to drop a line and say how pleased I am with my new 9' GP 8/9 wt. rod and GPX reel combo...I finally had a chance to take it down to the coast to take a shot at the redfish and it was fantastic! The fishing...well, not as good...but then, that's fishing! It certainly wasn't the equipment's fault! But I love it! I have also set up the TW 5 wt. that came free with my order and have found some time to set it up and have a few casts out in the yard...as I am comparatively new to fly fishing, the TW is still hands down better than my previous 5 wt. set-up and a joy cast.
Thanks again for your personal attention to make this a reality, and thank you your offering a great product at an unbelievable price; I will gladly recommend your products and company to anyone who is in search of the same. In the mean time, I'll be getting my wish list together on your site and look forward to doing business with you again soon.
Sincerely, Michael Scarborough
Hey Michael,Damien here again.Take a look, I caught this brown on a purple cooper john size 20 hook under indicator, from a driftboat. It was a searun brown!! It was 28 inch 10 pounds, and cauhgt two more between 19 and 20 inch. It was the greatest!!!
Hi Michael, Damien wanted me to send this cool video of him catching this 16lb. striper last summer. He's using his all time favorite rod, his 8Ft 5/6 Topwater with his 7/8 GPX Reel with the XXT intermediate sinking line. Caught on a sardine imitation with a trial hook.
I received my GP 864/5-4 and GP 906/7-4 fly rods several weeks ago. I've had a chance to take them out twice and each time they performed perfectly. If I had to rate them I'd say that they are very good rods at a great price. At twice the price I'd say that they were good rods at an excellent price. At three times the price I could find only a few things to quibble about. Make no mistake about it these are nice rods that I wouldn't mind fishing anywhere or in any company. Fifteen or twenty years ago these would have been some of the best performing rods in the world. The cork in the handles is better than that on some rods that I paid three times as much for. At these prices I don't worry about carrying them, cased, on my bicycle or leaving them in the back of my pick-up truck. With these two rods I feel that I'm always prepared for just about every fishing opportunity. Thanks Albright for offering such great values.
Andre D. from Western PA
Came back on the 24th and It's been nuts ever since. The second week was real
special, the tide was right for the West Side and I landed over 12 bones
between 7 and 11 pounds on the boga in 3 days, pretty nice. See attached for a
few of the photos, you can see them all on my website.
Thanks for the 9 weight XX. I swear, I fished it most of the days, especially
on the windy days and liked it very much - a real rocket!!
Tip is less sensitive than the "classic" but the strength is there!
Food for thought, am going to Andros on March 18 and depart on April 3, if you
care to go you could arrive and depart any day during my stay. I will check
the tide charts for the best West Side tides.
Am leaving for NYC tomorrow am and will return on Sat.
Looks like I won't be able to make the Somerset show, will be in Florida from
Jan 8 - 23.
Thanks again and have a great holiday. Al
just recieved the free tw 5-6 fly reel and we love it. it will be the perfect reel for my wife to learn on. thanks again for your quality products at such amazing deals. you will be hearing from us again soon. thanks again for your 1 on 1 discussion about your gear, love that.
Thank you for your e-mail regarding the offer to send waders for our annual Casting for Recovery event, however, our event was on October 17th. Several of the ladies had their own waders, so we were set for this event. As this is an annual event, perhaps we can work together next year, or possibly help in supporting our Kid’s Youth day, which is a planned event for June.
We were blessed with exceptional weather and had many volunteers Six women were able to attend and enjoyed learning to tie knots, had casting instruction, learned entomology by the river’s edge and waded into the river with one-on-one guidance, caught fish and had a great time.
Again, thank you for your offer.
Tight lines, Wendy Nixon
Back during the weeks of November 9 and 16, you gents had facilitated an equipment exchange for a fishing trip I and my son-in-law were going on. At the time I was so ecstatic with your efforts and service, I said I would let you know how things went. Well, like it or not, I am remaining true to my word.
First, with all the heavy rains lately in the southeast, streams and rivers were greatly swollen and fast for the time of year; making fishing them less then optimal for all but the rather experienced locals [ or so we were told]. But being ever optimistic fishermen, off we went. Wish I could say we had lots a beautiful pictures of our successful catches to show you, but our luck was minimal-to-non-existent. Unfortunately, with trying to wade in the strong currents and high water, we were often less then stealthy in our pursuit of the wily trout.
But the good news, our equipment performed flawlessly. While we are both new to fly fishing, though dedicated long term anglers, the experience was exhilarating and addictive. Steve [the son-in-law] has even declared to begin salt-water fly fishing on returning home. Me, I'm going back done south in late February to try again. Anyway, waders and boots kept us dry and slip-free. Casting took some getting used too, even after all the practice on the lawn before leaving on the trip. But we both found the rods responsive, and the reels operated without mishap. And others we met, with professed more experience and skill, were also impressed with the gear and its performance; as we were willing to let them try it in exchange for any insights they were able to provide.
Good times, beautiful environs, new acquaintances, an enjoyable experience, and Albright gear -- who could ask for more? !!
PS: the wifes' are now also expressing an interest, so I'm sure we"ll be doing business again soon.
Just wanted to say, that the service that your company has given me was top notch. Having been in the retail business for almost ten years now, never have i had dealings with a company like yours. I will and am going to recommend your company to everyone I know. Thank you
This chrome king salmon measured 39x23, and according to the formula weighed 29.5 lbs. But looking at it, I'm sure it was heavier! As you can see I used Albright gear all the way: Tempest IV reel and EXS 13 ft. 8 weight spey rod. The catch date was June 20, 2009 and the location was the xxxxx River on the northern shore of the Alaska Peninsula. It was one of many on that lucky day. Casting this short yet powerful spey rod delivered distance without much exertion. The professional guides who have tried the rod have been amazed by the performance given its price. Keep it up.
San Francisco, CA
Almost got the Albright logo in one shot !
Not bad for phone pics. Tom
I thank your folks again. Received my ordered A-5 Rod and Reel. Plus a bonus rod that I will donate to Trout Unlimited Friday. Thank you as our Texas TU organization promotes fly fishing regularily, as well as with youth groups. Friday I join with TU to stock trout in our cold-water river located near San Antonio. Your A-5 rods are second to none, I say again, your A-5 rods are second to none. Your services, prices, quality products, personal attention to needs and excellent customer satisfaction is unequalled. I said before, when I'm withing a thousand miles of your location, we all go out to McDonalds, on me. Some day.
Ray Dean Rittenhouse Tomball Texas
Just wanted to say Hello. My name is Ron Powell AKA Flytyingguy1, a member of the Salty Flyrodders & a big member on SOL. I have been recommending you rods hot & heavy. My buddy Mark Young just bought 2 Fly Rods 2 Reels & 2 Spools. I have a few of your Travel Rods & am in love with them. Just wanted to say Thanks & keep up the good work..........Ron Powell
Thank you Michael for taking care of the boot refund
Just a quick note (again) about your products. That 9 wt Topwater rod is truly a great rod. It's a little slower than the XX and that works well for me throwing smaller Clousers for stripers. I've taken some nice fish with it and included the rod in the attached photos. These fish maxed that rod out and it held up well. That's a GP reel and XXT line used to get these fish. Too bad I can't get that replacement tip for my second Topwater for insurance.
Thanks for the fast action on the waders. The waders arrived today and I wanted to try them out so I slipped them on in the garage and walked 200 feet down to the Boise for an hour of fishing. The waders worked great. Here is a typical Boise River rainbow here by my Condo. They put up a great fight and are very pretty fish. This one was about 17 inches.
I caught five fish on a small copper head nymph and then switched to a big October Caddis nymph with a Carey Special streamer as a dropper. I caught two rainbows about the same size this is the second and last one. I had to net this one to get the fly out and took the opportunity to snap his picture. This one pretty much did in my fly and the sun was setting so I called it a day.
Getting ready to have some left over hungarian partridge with sun dried tomatoes, basmati rice, and sautéed brussel sprouts. yum.
Off tomorrow to the Payette River and maybe the Weiser River to try and catch some small mouth bass on a fly.
My new nine weight should be here tomorrow. I hope to go Steelhead fishing next week with the new rod.
As an avid angler, as well as a business executive, I ned to comment on your brand over the past year. Impressive. Your whole look and feel as a company had stepped up 100 notches. Well done. I had bought product last year at your end of year sale and though was happy with it, wasn't sure the company was going to be surviving by how the site looked as well as Albright presented itself to the public. Everything from your new logo to your ads I've seen in multiple magazines is very professional and perfect for your image. You must have stepped things up with a Madsiona Avenue agency...I'm glad you're doing well. My brother in-law just spent like 5oo dollars on your site.
Again kudos on a great brand recovery.
The owyhee again. Water flow is down to 30 cfm from 300 cfm. So fishing is getting harder. Fish are stacking up and you have to be careful not to wade through the "reds".
Caught with an A-5 #6. Gpx sharkskin. Lamson Konic 2 reel, Baetis 22.
I have to say I am quite impressed with the feel of this rod, wasn't too excited about it being a 5 piece, but it does cast like a 2 peice.
California Delta fishing with Albright.
I use my XX, A5 and GP in 8/9 wts with the GPR 9/10 reel in the cool silver and black scheme to get these fish. I also use the Albright XXT 350 grain and intermediate lines too. You can't beat these lines for the money when you can get them on sale.
All my Albright rigs handle these fish with no problem. I like the XX rod best but that GP rod is a close second, especially for the money. The biggest bargains are those GPR reels. They are tough, smooth and simple, with an easy and convenient drag which is really needed when battling big fish. I realized for the money, just buy the entire reel and forget about extra spools. I do business with a lot of big stripers (when the fish gods are working with me) and have never had any issues with these reels.
I've turned on several buddies to a complete 8/9 Albright striper set up with line for less than $120.00. Oh by the way, that's an Albright fishing cap I'm wearing in those pics. Even that is a great product with the extended bill (hey Albright, where I can get another cap?)
Thank you Albright for making fish affordable!
I received the piece of the XX rod that I needed a few days ago and wanted to say thank you for taking care of that. I have attached pictures of the bent guide...I am not a professional photographer but hopefully you can see the problem. Would you like me to send the broken piece back to you? I also attached some photos of our Baby Tarpon trip to Campeche, Mexico. I would also direct you to a blog that is maintained by my friend Brett Colvin. He does freelance photography for fly fishing publications and for Galvan Reels. The blog is www.flytowater.com. He has a good write-up and some sweet photos of Tarpon. Each of the Tarpon that he has photos of on his blog were caught on my Albright XX 8 weight.
Again, thanks for your help and I look forward to seeing your new line of salt water rods.
McKay S. Bodily
Hi Michael, Damien here with a great fish storie.I was fishing with a trout streamer with indicater.I hooked a small rainbow,then out of nowhere this 19 inch 2 and a half pound german brown ate the rainbow! We did'nt know there were browns in our creek.I was using my favaret 5/6 8ft topwater rod,with my 7/8 GPX reel. It was Sooooooooo! COOL!!!!