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french blades preferences

Postby viper0463 » Aug Wed 27, 2014 8:39 pm

Ok guys and gals for steelhead and salmon, do you guys prefer smooth finished or hammered? Also why do you prefer it? Thanks
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Re: french blades preferences

Postby KB2126 » Nov Tue 07, 2017 2:14 pm

I use both in silver, smooth in everything else.
No empirical reason for this but I like the hammered silver for salmon and the smooth for Steelies.
Probably for no other reason than the biggest king I ever caught took a hammered silver spoon and now it's a confidence thing.
Obviously the hammered gives more flash in stained/dirty water but strangely I've had pretty good luck w/ hammered silver that had some tarnish on it. So, go figure.
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Re: french blades preferences

Postby viper0463 » Nov Tue 07, 2017 6:22 pm

KB2126 wrote:I use both in silver, smooth in everything else.
No empirical reason for this but I like the hammered silver for salmon and the smooth for Steelies.
Probably for no other reason than the biggest king I ever caught took a hammered silver spoon and now it's a confidence thing.
Obviously the hammered gives more flash in stained/dirty water but strangely I've had pretty good luck w/ hammered silver that had some tarnish on it. So, go figure.


Thank you for your input. I originally started this tread to try and get a bunch of input so I could put a video together of what people like and why but, as you see you're the only one to answer in over 3 years so that idea went on the way back burner. I'll log your input and maybe someday I'll make that video.

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