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Old 08-06-2013, 07:57 AM
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I received my new Redington 906-4 CT rod last Friday and got to try it yesterday afternoon on a local pond. I paired it with an Okuma Sierra 5/6, loaded with SA WF6, from another rod. To sum it all up, WOW! This rod is a dream to cast. I threw #10 dry/dropper and a #2 gurgler with no problems. In the wind, I had to push a little, but it worked just fine.
When I started fly fishing again this year, after a 12yr. hiatus, I swore I would not start tying again. I lied! Wally World yellow craft foam, #10 gold Mustad hooks, silicon skirting, and some silk thread from my wife's sewing box, produced a half dozen rubber leg spiders. I have totally fallen off the wagon.
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Well, they say relapse is one of the stages to recovery. I'm right there with you. I never quit fishing, but did mothball the vise. Now I'll be hitting Wally world for foam. I love Reddignton Rods. They're great bang for the buck (same with their reels). Glad you got to get into some fish.
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Congrats on the new outfit ane getting out into some nice fish!
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Very cool... Saw that he CTs were on sale again this week on The Clymb, FYI
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Default Re: New Rod!

As many here no I'm an Allen Fly Fishing Fan Boy, but with one exception I really like Redington CT's. I find them an excellent rod for both nymphing and dries when fishing for trout. Though for nymphing I've switched to 10' Allen Icons.

Congrats on your new outfit and the return to the addiction. Catching on flies you have tied yourself is so satisfying.
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Thanks everyone. It's been raining all day and the same is forecast for the next 4 days, but maybe I can get in some time anyway. I am really stoked on the CT.
The fly tying was interesting after all these years, to say the least. My old fingers and eyes doth protest too much. Got some hooks and thread on the way, so I will try some more soon.
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I have two CT's......and they are my favorites.........as I am an older greybeard flyfisherman, who can appreciate a more flexible fly rod.......by the way.......go to hobby lobby for a brick of varied colored foam sheets for around 5 bucks.....it's not the good "closed cell foam", like you will find at orvis......but good enough........" True.......this is the wettest spring and summer that I can remember.....tough on the tomatoes and such.......but good on our mountain trout after three years of drought.......
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Thanks everyone. It's been raining all day and the same is forecast for the next 4 days, but maybe I can get in some time anyway. I am really stoked on the CT.
The fly tying was interesting after all these years, to say the least. My old fingers and eyes doth protest too much. Got some hooks and thread on the way, so I will try some more soon.
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Ebay is your friend. I was amazed at what you can find there. I bought a grab bag from an estate sale. It was a bit sad as some guys gear was getting auctioned off to strangers, but even though half of it is stuff I can't use as its oriented towards Michigan Steel head, I got a ton of stuff I wanted like Chenile, flashabou, a dozen or more spools of Danville thread, peacock herl, dubbing, tools(including a Paki vice that's free to anyone who wants it) and buck tail for less then sixty bucks. There are similar deals on hackle and marabou and more specific items. I'd look there if you know what you want.

PS if any one lives in the great lakes region and wants stuff in the orange and purple spectrum, including egg sack mesh, flash pink dubbing etc, contact me and I'll make you a heck of a deal (as in free plus shipping).
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What is a Paki vise? Mebbe I am stupid!

How much do you think shipping would be? I have a guy in my office who is about ready to jump full into fly fishing and I know I could get him ti start tying. This vise would make him want ti start.

I have a nice Griffith already but I may use this one, too...who knows?

In any event, I think I am interested.

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What is a Paki vise? Mebbe I am stupid!

How much do you think shipping would be? I have a guy in my office who is about ready to jump full into fly fishing and I know I could get him ti start tying. This vise would make him want ti start.

I have a nice Griffith already but I may use this one, too...who knows?

In any event, I think I am interested.

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I have no idea what shipping would be. I'll just stuff into one of those prepaid USPS boxes. As to the vice its a Pakistani (or maybe Indian) called Sunrise. It doesn't have a clamp or pedestal and the shaft (metric) is bit smaller than our standard 3/8" vice. Still, if you crank down it will hold. Its not a bad vice. In honesty though, I'd go to Cabela's they are clearing out their "deluxe" flytying tool kit for $29 dollars. Its a really nice kit and worth the money, though you'll wind up replacing the vice (at least I did, I bought a Griffin Montana Mongoose). But the tools are great.
Still the offer of dubbing, vice, mesh egg sack material, dubbing materials, red and natural deer hair and turkey flats (cream and dun) stands. Free for nothing. You pay shipping. Its just paying it forward.
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