Matt Towner

Matt Towner

NY Fingerlakes

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Most of my free time is spent fishing the local rivers and lakes. There's beautiful country out there that's waiting to be explored!

Matt Towner

Matt Towner wrote an answer about on April 10, 2014

This reel comes with just one spool (no spares). The spool has enough room to accommodate the three different line weights (thus the 4/5/6 designation). Hopefully that answers your question.

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on March 4, 2014

Hey Vlad,

That's a great question, but sadly there is a little more information that's needed. What size salmon/steelhead will you be catching and how big is the river that you'll be fishing in? Here in NY, a 6-7wt will work for most Lake Erie steelhead, but the steelhead in Lake Ontario are a lot bigger and an 8-9 weight would be much better.

With all that being said, an 8 or 9 weight should work for most situations with large king salmon needing up to a 10wt. I use an 8wt for most of my steelhead fishing and as long as you don't mind playing the fish a while, you can land just about anything.

Tight Lines!

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on February 27, 2014

Simms waders definitely do still have a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. Here is a link to the Simms website for more information: http://www.simmsfishing.com/support/repairs.html

It is likely that the 30 day warranty that is stated above is the 30 day over-the-counter exchange policy. After 30 days, you would need to send them in for repair.

Hopefully that helps. No worries about the warranty, Simms lifetime warranty is still in full effect.

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on February 20, 2014

Hey Mark,

The DD 5000 should balance pretty well. Some people are a little more picky on balance, but I've found that a 5 or 6wt rod will balance well with a reel that's about 5oz.

That will be a really nice setup paired up with your Zenith.

Tight lines!

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on February 18, 2014

The only line that I see as being available is the 9wt which combined with being a sink tip will be very difficult to cast with an 8wt rod. Sink tips are more difficult to cast anyway, but overlining the rod will make it feel a bit like mush trying to cast. Are you specifically looking for sink tip line?

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on February 10, 2014

For the price, the Chrome's are going to be hard to beat if you want the BOA system. Obviously the current model Devil's Canyon will have newer materials that are claimed to last longer and dry faster, but they're also $50 more.

I have the KGB boots and love them. They don't have the BOA system, but based on some of the reviews, I wanted to keep it that way. Korker's boots are top notch and will last a long time if you take care of them.

I wear a 10.5 show and have size 12 Korker boot and it allows me to wear thick socks without feeling cramped. I would go with a size 10 if an 8.5 is a well fitting street shoe.

Tight lines!

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on February 1, 2014

I'm afraid the star cleats won't work with a felt bottom boot. There isn't enough material for the screws to grab to. The start cleats are specifically designed for Simm's streamtread outsoles, but can be used on other boots with rubber soles.

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on January 24, 2014

Hey Zanilu,

The interior of the multi-rod case does not have dividers. It is completely open on the inside. I don't have exact numbers on the interior dimensions, but it should be about 5.5-5.75" x 56-57". The end caps are both padded with 1/2 to 1" of padding and the cordura is pretty thin.

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on January 21, 2014

Hey Mark,

The DD 5000 should balance pretty well. Some people are a little more picky on balance, but I've found that a 5 or 6wt rod will balance well with a reel that's about 5oz.

That will be a really nice setup paired up with your Zenith.

Tight lines!

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on January 21, 2014

Hey Kevin,

You're in luck, the spools are compatible. The frames and spools are the same size so internchanging is no problem.

I have heard there may be issues fitting the X size nickle spools on a standard size Alox reel, but I haven't been able to confirm it myself.

Picking up a couple extra spools at this price would be a great idea. I just picked up a few myself! Tight lines!

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on July 5, 2013

If possible, I would recommend finding a local kayak dealer/rental shop and trying a few to find what style you like. Some are more stable than others, some are fast, some slow and depending on your size the comfort levels can very quite a bit. Most kayak dealers have a place that you can test-run what they have in stock. I know I didn't really answer your question, but what works for me, may not (probably won't) work for you.

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on July 5, 2013

You're definitely correct, those dimensions are way off :)
The external dimensions are 11.2" x 8.5" and Timbuk2 claims it can accommodate laptops up to 10.8" x 8.1".

There is a handy fit guide on Timbuk2's website that will tell you if your laptop will fit. Check it out here: http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/envelope-ipad-sleeve

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Matt Towner wrote an answer about on July 5, 2013

There's a very small chance that you could get away with them as a closed back, but technically, they aren't. Closed back would mean that your heal is completely covered and your foot can't fall out of the shoe without "help" from something else. These are designed to still be slip-on/off like a clog and your heal only sits down inside about 3/4".

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